19 miles of the trail heading north from the trailhead cross and utilize forest, county and state roads, and are open to highway legal motorcycles only. The 13 miles of trail heading south from the trailhead are open to highway legal and nonhighway legal motorcycles.
As visitors drive on the trail they will be surrounded by pine and oak forest with an understory of grass and ferns. The terrain will range from flat to rolling sandy hills.
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 starts Apr. 15, 2016 and ends Nov. 30, 2016.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit. ORV Sticker - OHVs must display a valid ORV Sticker as required by State law. ORV Stickers may be obtained from the State of Michigan.
January 1 to December 31
April to November
Going North Allowed - highway legal motorcycles <=40" in width Going South Allowed - nonhighway legal motorcycles <=40" in width Going North & South Prohibited - All motorized vehicles >40" in width; Motorized Over-snow Vehicles As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas
Occupancy and Use
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631