The trail traverses flat to rolling hills and goes through areas ranging from heavily forested with oak, maple and pine with a shrub, grass and fern understory to open meadows. There are several bridge crossings along the route.
The Little "O" ATV Trail is a 41-mile loop for ORV's 50" or less in width. It connects with MI-DNRE trails at M-37 north of Wolf Lake and the M-37 Trialhead.
This trail is shown on the Huron-Manistee National Forests Motor Vehicle Use Map, available in the Maps and Publications section. A map is also located on the MI-DNRE website.
At a Glance
Managed season is from April 15 to November 1.
ORV Sticker -
OHVs must display a valid ORV Sticker as required by State law. ORV Stickers may be obtained from the State of Michigan.
Special Use Permit -
No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
March to November
April to November
ORV's 50" wide or less
Non-Highway Legal Vehicles Over 50" Wide
Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
Any Motorized Vehicle Over 50" Wide
Motorized vehicles may only be operated on designated roads, trails or areas open to that use. To find what roads and trails are open to a particular use, visitors should obtain a Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Any road or trail that does not appear on the MVUM is not open to motorized vehicles.
Public Act 240 does not permit counties to authorize ORV use on state or federal roads and highways. Forest Service roads are federal roads.
ORV’s cannot be used for cross-country game retrieval.
ORV's can be trailered to and from nearby campgrounds; however, they cannot be ridden to and from nearby campgrounds.
For a full list of ORV regulations consult the MI-DNRE ORV Handbook or the MI-DNRE website.
Camping is not permitted at trailheads.
Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. PO Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
From Baldwin -
32nd. St. Trailhead
Travel north on M-37 for 2.5 miles.
Turn left and travel west on 32nd St. for 2.5 miles.