close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Links
      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 6, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      State Ranking
      #142
      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
      12
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      54

      Popular Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      East Ridge Loop
      Central Ridge Loop

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Mountain Bike

      24 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:13pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      70 |
      May 8, 2019 @ 7:04pm
      May 8, 2019
      48 |
      May 8, 2019 @ 7:04pm
      May 8, 2019
      50 |
      May 8, 2019 @ 7:04pm
      May 8, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Central Ridge Loop
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Variableklostrowski
      East Ridge Loop
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Variableklostrowski

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1466636joshuajdugganwishlisttrailEast Ridge Loop
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 9:38am
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #526344klostrowskiaddreportCentral Ridge Loop and 1 more
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1541058SkinnybassplayingguywishlisttrailCentral Ridge Loop and 1 more
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 9:46am
      Oct 4, 2019
      user #1699195CSprattmoranupdatetrailEast Ridge Loop and 1 more
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 9:01am
      Sep 26, 2019
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailEast Ridge
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 2:02pm
      Sep 25, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Ann Pathway 1 412.6 km
      45 North Winery Recreation Trail 2 113.4 km
      Hickory Hills14.9 km
      Copper Ridge Freeride 2 616.1 km
      Lost Lake Pathway 116.3 km
      • By SKIGAN14 & contributors
      • Admins: BL, BL
      • #27272 - 687 views

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.
      You must login to download files.