M-20 Motorsport Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

OHV/ATV/Motorcycle Trails

The M-20 Motorsport Trail is located just northeast of White Cloud.  It is the beginning of the MCCCT Trail.  The first 15-miles of this trail have been widened to accomodate Highway Legal ATV's.  This segment also provides 26-miles for Highway Legal motorcycles 40" or less in width north of the ATV loop.

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.

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 of the MCCCT Trail from M-20 to the Big O Trail.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: 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 - December
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: March to November
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Allowed: Highway Legal Motorcycles 40" wide or less Prohibited: Vehicles: Non-Highway Legal Under 40" wide, Motorized Over-snow, Motorized Over 40"; 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.  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 consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.  
Closest Towns: White Cloud, Brohman, Woodland Park
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. PO Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
Information Center:

General Information


From White Cloud -

  • Travel north on M-37 for 1.75 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on M-20 for 4 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location - MCCCT

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Highbanks/Loda Lake Area
    • Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
    • Nichols Lake South Campground
    • Nichols Lake North
    • Benton Lake Campground
    • Walkup Lake Campground

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.
    • No toilet facilties are available.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

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Parking 20 vehicle capacity - with trailers