Glacial Hills

4.39 out of 5
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↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Trail system has been designed for both mountain bikers and hikers. Mountain bikers will find a flowy trail designed for riders of all abilities provided they have enough leg strength for some of the climbs and enough bike control for the downhills. Riders looking for the most elevation change should choose the outside loop on the trail west of Orchard Hill (just stay left or right at each intersection depending on your chosen direction of travel). The trail east of Orchard Hill has more elevation change with longer climbs and faster downhills. Current trail maps are available at
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: directions to glacial hills mtb trailhead -Guest

A: Head west out of Bellaire on Bellaire Highway (Cayuga in town); uphill for about 1 mile then downhill about a half mile to Vandermark Rd (road only goes north). Travel uphill through a thick woods about 3/4 of a mile past several homes. Vandermark trailhead parking will be on your right. To find the Eckhardt Rd. Trailhead travel west out of town on the same road - Bellaire Highway. Pass Vandermark Road and continue to the next road, Eckhardt - less than a half mile from Vandermark Road. Turn right (north) on Eckhardt and drive through several curves (over a mile) and a large sign will indicate Glacial Hills Eckhardt Road trailhead on your right. Parking is just a short trek down the gravel driveway.

oldmanandakona answered on July 3, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: Bathrooms -Guest

A: Porta-Potty at Eckhardt & Vandermark parking lots.

Patrick Boyd answered on November 2, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (36)


September 18, 2019
Vince Call Gnarly  
Review: Fun fast purpose builit flow trail. Hardwood forest with plenty of options.

Similar Trail: Acadia Dunes, Valley Spur


July 21, 2019
chilewings Gramcounter  
Review: Numerous options to follow a route (plenty of signs) or create your own. Very fun singletrack for any ability level.


October 31, 2018
Vince Call Gnarly  
Review: Fun last of season gold color. Fast hard pack flow.


August 21, 2018
Review: Note*** They need to make this directional by day of the week or something. I nearly flattened an older woman coming the opposite way the day before the race. I was at nearly 20mph at that point. Had to lock up he brakes and totally eat it myself to avoid a crash that probably would have ended her life.


August 21, 2018
Review: A little trickier than most beginner trails due to tight downhill turns on hardpack with a layer of sand above it. As mentioned in other reviews though, no rocks or roots.
Very fast and fun trail though.
Not sure where they get 32 miles from though. I only saw 9 in the race

Granny Gear

July 29, 2018
Review: Awesome fast flowing trail! It's rated as beginner, and while there are not any real technical futures, I would call this more intermediate. First time riders should use caution as there are tons of fast sections that go into sharp blind corners that you can be carrying way to much speed and could end up taking some very steeps crashes. Very cool trail though, can't wait to go again.


July 4, 2018
Vince Call Gnarly  
Review: Always a fun flow trail. Lots of Holiday Trail users, walking, running, biking.


June 27, 2018
uglywerm Doubletrack  
Review: Great trail! Very well marked and very well laid out. The climbs don't even feel like you're climbing but are followed nice flowy descents. Highly recommend to ride.


May 28, 2018
jdelamater Gramcounter  
Review: A must ride! Not a lot of technical spots, but fast and exciting!


May 23, 2018
Vince Call Gnarly  
Review: Spring time wild flowers at their peak, fun fast flowing trails, got 20 miles in of fast spring ride in lush green hardwood's.

Glacial Hills MTB Trail 4.39 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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