Michigan Cross-Country Cycle Trail (MCCCT)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

OHV/ATV/Motorcycle Trails

There is a 177-mile portion of the 1,200 mile Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail through the Manistee National Forest. From M-20 to the Pere Marquette State Forest is a 99 mile section, then the trail goes through the State Forest for several miles. After leaving the Pere Marquette State Forest, riders will again enter the Huron-Manistee National Forests for another 32 miles.

Across the Manistee National Forest the trail crosses several roads and utilizes several forest roads. 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 Big O, Little O and M-20 Motorsport Trail provide additional sections of trail on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Check regulations carefully to determine what use is allowed on each additional segment.

All motorized trails are shown on the Huron-Manistee National Forests Motor Vehicle Use Maps, available in the Maps and Publications section of the website. Trail maps are available on the MI-DNRE website for the Big O, Little O, M-20 Motorsport Trail segment and the MCCCT section near Caberfae.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee is required at Forest Service operated trailheads.
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-Heavy
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Allowed: Highway Legal Motorcycles 40" Wide or Less Prohibited: Motorized Vehicles: non-highway legal, over-snow, 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. 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.
Closest Towns: Baldwin, Wolf Lake, Branch, Cadillac, White Cloud, Mesick
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District
Information Center:

General Information

Parking:

Caberfae Way Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers

32nd. St. Trailhead - 22 vehicle capacity with trailers; 3 vehicle capacity for vehicles without trailers

County Line Trailhead - 10 vehicle capacity with trailers

M-37 Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers

M-20 Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers


Directions:

From Cadillac -

Caberfae Way MCCCT ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • Travel west on M-55 for 12.8 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on 13 Mile Rd. for <.1 mile.
  • The site is located on the right.

From Baldwin -

County Line Big "O" Trailhead

  • Travel south on M-37 for .5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on 96th St. for 5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Osborne Ave. for .25 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

32nd. St. Trailhead

  • Travel north on M-37 for 2.5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel 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.

From White Cloud -

M-20 Motorsport Trailhead

  • 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.
     

Parking:

Caberfae Way MCCCT ORV/Snowmobile Trailhead

  • 20 vehicle capacity - with trailers

County Line Big "O" Trailhead

  • 10 vehicle capacity - with trailers

32nd. St. Trailhead

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


M-37 Little "O" Trailhead

  • 20 vehicle capacity - with trailers

M-20 Motorsport Trailhead

  • 20 vehicle capacity - with trailers
     

General Notes:

Location - Manistee National Forest

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Cadillac/M-55 Area
    • Caberfae Scenic Overlook
  • Highbanks/Loda Lake Area
    • Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
    • Benton Lake Campground
    • Nichols Lake South Campground
    • Nichols Lake North Day Use and Trailhead
    • Timber Creek Campground
    • Timber Creek Trailhead
    • Walkup Lake Campground
  • Pere Marquette River
    • Bowman Bridge Campground
    • Bowman Lake Campground
    • Bowman Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Upper Branch Bridge River Access

County - Newaygo, Lake, Wexford,

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This trail is not gated in the off season.
  • This trail is not mainained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • No water and/or toilet facilities are available.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

This trail is graded.

General Info:

Parking

Caberfae Way Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers

32nd. St. Trailhead - 22 vehicle capacity with trailers; 3 vehicle capacity for vehicles without trailers

County Line Trailhead - 10 vehicle capacity with trailers

M-37 Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers

M-20 Trailhead - 20 vehicle capacity with trailers


Amenities

Toilets All trailheads, except County Line Trailhead
Parking 5 trailheads


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