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Moss Lake Motorcycle Trail

Monday, August 08, 2016

Alt Names

Hiawatha National Forest, Rapid River Ranger District, Flowing Well Campground, Sturgeon River, Delta County

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system opened to the general public on June 27, 2009 thanks to the hard work of the UP Sandstormers Club and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Open to motorcycles only, this loop is 27 miles long and is geared toward the experienced rider.

The area has two staging areas but no services so come prepared. Nearby Flowing Well Campground has drinking water that comes from a hand pump well but the water has a heavy iron and sulfur taste but is safe to drink.

The trail system is open year-round but Flowing Well Campground closes for the season in the late fall and reopens Memorial Day weekend. Call (906) 474-6442 for current status.

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Nearest CityNahma, MI
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From: Rapid River, MI
1) Take US-2 east 13 miles
2) Turn left (north) on FH-13, continue 3.3 miles
3) Turn right (east) on FS-2231, continue 1.1 miles
4) Turn right (south) on FS-213, follow to staging area.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Permit RequiredYesMI ORV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (94 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00 per rider)
Tent: $18.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Flowing Well Campground Fee


Contact InfoHiawatha National Forest - Rapid River Ranger District
8181 US Highway 2
Rapid River, MI 49829
(906) 474-6442
Contact InfoUpper Michigan's Sandstormers ORV Club
P.O. Box 279
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 228-7010
Contact InfoMichigan DNR - Office of Lands And Facilities
P.O. Box 30181
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1204
CommentMI ORV Sticker Info


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Moss Lake Motorcycle Trail

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Miles Of Trail27
Climate TypeForest
Elevation650 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (E)Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (906) 341-3200
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Rapid River C Store (906) 474-6820
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Rapid River C Store (906) 474-6820
Potable Water WaterOn SiteFlowing Well Campground (906) 474-6442
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Whitefish Hill RV Park (906) 474-9555
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Whitefish Hill RV Park (906) 474-9555
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteFlowing Well Campground (906) 474-6442
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)St. Jacques Grocery (906) 474-6963
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SE)Big Bay Get-Away (906) 644-2893
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSturgeon River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Nahma Boat Ramp
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