Little O ATV Trail

Area Status: Open

OHV/ATV/Motorcycle Trails

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.  Motorized vehicles may only be operated on designated roads, trails or areas open to that use, visitors should obtain a Motor Vehicle Use Map.

A map is also located on the MI-DNRE website.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
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).
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.
Open Season: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: April 15 to November
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Allowed: ORV's 50" wide or less Prohibited: Non-Highway Legal Vehicles Over 50" Wide; Motorized Over-snow Vehicles; Any Motorized Vehicle Over 50" Wide; camping at trailheads 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. 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.  
Closest Towns: Baldwin
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. PO Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
Information Center:

General Information


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.
  • The road terminates at the trailhead.

M-37 Little "O" Trailhead

  • Travel north on M-37 for 9.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.


32nd. St. Trailhead

  • 22 vehicle capacity - with trailers
  • 3 vehicle capacity - vehicles without trailers

M-37 Little "O" Trailhead

  • 20 vehicle capcity - with trailers


General Notes:

Location - Baldwin, MCCCT

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Pere Marquette River Area
    • Bowman Bridge Campground
    • Bowman Lake Campground
    • Bowman Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Upper Branch Bridge
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
    • Timber Creek Campground

County - Lake

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Trailheads are not gated during the off season.
  • Trailheads are not maintained in winter:
    • Access roads and/or parking lots are not plowed.
    • No toilet facilities are available.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Trail Riding

This trail is graded.

Staging Area No
Loading Ramp No


Parking: 2 Trailheads
Toilets: 32nd. St. and M-37 Trailheads

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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