Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Visitors to the Hiawatha National Forest will find a wide variety of roads and trails designated open for motorized use. In fact, over 2,000 miles of Forest Road are open for motorized use.

Motorized use allowed on each National Forest is documented through the Motor Vehicle Use Mapping process.

 

To view each map, click on the highlighted link to the right.MVUM Locator Map

 

  • Munising (pdf)
  • West Rapid River/Manistique (pdf)
  • East Sault Ste Marie/St Ignace
    • Sault Ste Marie (pdf)
    • St. Ignace (pdf)

You can view these maps online, but because they are very large you may want to obtain a printed copy for field use. Copies are available at our Ranger District offices. The maps are updated annually, so remember to get a new map each autumn!

 

Where Can I Ride?

You can determine where to ride a given type of motorized vehicle by consulting the Hiawatha’s Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). There are three maps which together document the designated motorized use transportation system (by vehicle type and season) on the Hiawatha’s three Ranger Districts.

In addition, maps are available for the two designated OHV trails, the Coalwood Grade and the Haywire Grade OHV Trails.

  • Link to Coalwood Grade Trail Map (coming soon!)
  • Link to Haywire Grade Trail Map (coming soon!)

 

Rules of the Road/Trail on the Hiawatha

  1. Cross country travel off the designated routes is prohibited. For example, on National Forest Land, you may not ride cross country to retrieve your deer. (This has been policy since 1986.)
  2. Coalwood and Haywire OHV Trails are dedicated to OHV use.
  3. The Motorized Vehicle Use Maps guide which roads you may use. The maps delineate use by motorized vehicle type, including seasonal restrictions. For instance, some motorized routes are open to all motorized vehicle and some are open only to automobiles.
  4. Travel on County roads is guided by County ordinance.
  5. OHVs must travel single file on the edge of the travel way, but NOT in the ditch.
  6. Maximum speed for OHVs is 25 miles per hour.

 

For More Information

Interested in learning more about Motor Vehicle Use Mapping? Check out the following links for background and details about the MVUM process on the Hiawatha.

 

Other Links

Travel Management & Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program
Department of Natural Resources ORV/ATVs in Michigan Website



Places to Get Maps

  • Roadless Area Conservation Maps Link opens in a new window
    Get national, state, and administrative unit maps of roadless areas/national forest and grassland boundaries.
  • National Forest Store Link opens in a new window
    Welcome to the National Forest Store! Your source for national forest maps. The Store’s mission is to provide prompt, courteous, and convenient service to our customers. We invite you to take a look through our map selection and to give us a call if you have any questions. Our store is expanding and we hope to offer many more maps in the near future.
  • Contact a District Office
    Contact one of our District Offices to purchase a map.
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Hiawatha National Forest Vicinity Map Link opens in a new window

 



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