Krumwiede Forest Reserve

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 1.89 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Moderate Terrain; Some Hills
  • Organization: Leelanau Conservancy
  • Trail Website:

The trail follows a gated forestry road and gradually ascends an impressive ridge. The makes a large loop before returning to the valley below.  Midway up you can take the narrow footpath which follows the top of the ridge before reconnecting to the forestry road loop. Along the way, you’ll see a working, sustainable forest that features everything from an invasive black locust grove that the Conservancy is working to eradicate to mature northern hardwoods of all ages, including portions that will remain un-harvested.  This is a woodland trail that is especially beautiful after a heavy snowfall, or in the fall when the colors are at their peak.  One caveat; the trek down the back side is much steeper than the gentle ascent. 

If you are looking for a great hiking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing trail, then the Krumwiede Forest Reserve off Wheeler Road near Glen Arbor should be on your list of places to visit. 


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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