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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      This majestic forest reserve offers miles of hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and cycling through rolling hills and traditional northern hardwood forest. The Forest Reserve’s contiguous hardwood forest stretches over 2 miles north to south. It is located just over a mile from Big Glen Lake and just beyond the bluff that marks the western edge of Miller Hill. The trail system here is a work in progress; more trails will be created over time. In 2018, we built the first public flow-style mountain bike trail in Leelanau County at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      Palmer Woods is located in Cleveland Twp. off of M-22 on Wheeler Road. From M-22, turn south onto Wheeler Road (the only way you can turn), and go about 3 miles. Look for signs on your right.
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      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 5, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      660 ft
      Total Vertical
      171 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      966 ft
      Reports
      17
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      149

      Popular Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Trails

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      East Ridge Loop
      Central Ridge Loop

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
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      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Mountain Bike

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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 12:29pm
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      Videos of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Mountain Bike

      Palmer Woods East Ridge Loop: Full Ride
      21:04 | 139 | May 25, 2020 , Glen Arbor

      Recent Trail Reports

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      East Ridge Loop
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Very DryMillerLatteThis trail needs some maintenance and a...
      Central Ridge Loop
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 11:54am
      Jun 27, 2020
      DrySkrzyckiski

      Activity Feed

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      user #2343425mwklopwishlisttrailCentral Ridge Loop and 1 more
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      user #1850230Lkoehn00wishlisttrailCentral Ridge Loop
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:22pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2174502Jkroll88riddentrailCentral Ridge Loop and 1 more
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 5:46pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      user #1069765sharaldsaddkarmaPalmer Woods Forest Reserve and 1 more
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 7:32am
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #2268376Kwardenaddphoto in My City and 6 more
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Jul 12, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1873737BobbyaddtrailEast Ridge LoopGreat flowing trails and there is also another...
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      user #1695186doingr8trailEast Ridge LoopThese trails are a welcome sight to the area! ...
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Jun 10, 2019

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      namedistance
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      • By SKIGAN14 & contributors
      • Admins: BL, BL
      • #27272 - 1,787 views

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