40th St. Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Going North - From 40th Street Trailhead to M-20 Trailhead, visitors will find themselves in a heavily wooded red pine area with several stream crossings.

Going South - From 40th Street Trialhead to Croton Dam, hikers will cross Bigelow Creek.  The trail provides access to Coolbough Nature Preserve. A spur trail will take visitors to Twinwood Campground.

M-20 Trailhead to Croton Dam -

  • Bicycles Allowed?: No
  • Miles: 19

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual maintenance of the site will resume for spring on May 1.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: No Fee
Permit Info: 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).
Open Season: May 1 - October 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May to October
Restrictions: Allowed -
  • Hiking
  • Llamas
  • Bicycles - some segments
  • Pets on leash
  • Nonmotorized snow use: snowshoes, cross-country skiing (not groomed)
  • Nonmotorized mechanized equipment
Prohibited -
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Over-snow motorized vehicles
  • Pack and saddle animals
  • Trespassing on private land
Forest-wide Closures - Camping in dispersed areas:
  • Camping within two hundred (200) feet of any body of water, except at designated sites.
  • Camping in an area which is posted closed and/or no camping.
Being publicly nude. Parking
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: White Cloud
Water: None
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631

General Information


From White Cloud -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 40th St. for .75 miles.
  • The site is located on the left (south) of the road.

General Notes:

Location - North Country National Scenic Trail

Nearby Recreation Areas -

County - Newaygo

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

This trail is not groomed or maintained in winter.

Nearby Resorts No
Warming Shelters No


Parking: 12 vehicle capacity

Related Information

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Recreation Activities


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