Meadows MCCCT

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail system connects to the Mack Lake Trail System. As riders travel through the forest they will see a wide variety of scenery. The trail ranges from 0 - 10% grade, with some short stretches of 30%. Confidence markers are orange triangles.

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

Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Forest Service trailheads for this section of the MCCCT require a 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).
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.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Allowed: Highway Legal Motorcycles 40" Wide or Less Prohibited: Non-Highway Legal Vehicles Under 40" in width; Motorized Over-snow Vehicles; Any Motorized Vehicle Over 40" in width 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
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley Rd., Mio, MI 48647
Information Center:

General Information


From Grayling

Parmalee Bridge ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • Travel east on M-72 for 22 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Deeter Rd./County Rd. 489 for 3.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - Meadows MCCCT

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Meadows ORV Trail System
  • Meadows ORV Campground
  • Mack Lake Trail System

County - Crawford, Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Parmalee Trailhead is maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are plowed.


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

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Parking 5 vehicle capacity - with trailers