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Bull Gap Trail System

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Other Names

Bull Gap, Bull Gap Trails, Bull Gap Hill Climb, The Meadows, Huron National Forest, Mio Ranger District, Meadows ORV Trail System, Mack Lake ORV Campground, Mack Lake ORV Trails, Mack Lake Trail System

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Huron National Forest offers two trail systems that are divided by highway M-33. The eastern segment is Bull Gap which has over 100+ miles of motorized trails and a steep hill climb/play area that eventually ties into The Meadows, which is the western segment with an additional 70+ miles to explore.

The Bull Gap trails are only open to machines that are 50 inches or less in width but there is one area set aside for full sized trucks which is permitted at the hill climb area. The hill climb is one way up with two seperate trails to return to the bottom of the hill - one for machines that are 50 inches or less in width and one for full sized vehicles.

The staging areas are only open for day use parking but camping is permitted at Mack Lake Campground. For those looking for full hookups and spacious RV sites try Mio Pines Acres Campground, which also has direct access to the trail system.

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Permit RequiredYesMichigan ORV Sticker
Dates OpenMay 15 - November 30
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoMI ORV permit required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (94 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted at Bull Gap Hill Climb Area
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted at Bull Gap Hill Climb Area
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYesrequired by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
permitted at Mack Lake ORV Campground
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
permitted at Mack Lake ORV Campground
Night RidingNoriding permitted from dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails, Sand Pit
LandNational Forest


Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Mack Lake ORV Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityMio, MI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Flint, MI
1) Take I-75 North to Exit 202
2) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp onto M-33, continue about 31 miles
3) Staging area is on the right (east).

For Mack Lake ORV Campground:
4) Continue north past staging area 2.7 miles
5) Turn right (east) onto Curtisville Road, continue 2 miles
6) Turn left (north) onto Egglestone Road, continue about 1 mile
7) Turn right (east) onto Keeley Road, continue about 1 mile toward campground entrance.


Contact InfoHuron National Forest - Mio Ranger District
107 Mckinley Road
Mio, MI 48647
(989) 826-3252
Contact InfoMio Pine Acres Campground
1215 W8th Street
Mio, MI 48647
(989) 826-5590


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Bull Gap Trail System

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Approx Size96,000 acres (150 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail115
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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 some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
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 some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Shell Gas Station (989) 826-6277
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Shell Gas Station (989) 826-6277
Potable Water WaterOn SiteMack Lake ORV Campground (989) 826-3252
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Mio Pine Acres Campground (989) 826-5590
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)Mio Pine Acres Campground (989) 826-5590
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteMack Lake ORV Campground (989) 826-3252
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Shell Gas Station (989) 826-6277
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