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Bull Gap Trail System

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt 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 StatusClosed For Season

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 Campgrounds, which also has direct access to the trail system. For rates and reservations call (989) 826-5590.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMio, MI
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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.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Sand Pit
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMichigan ORV Sticker
Dates OpenMay 15 - November 30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting 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 MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / 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
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Hiking
Horseback
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
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Mack Lake ORV Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHuron National Forest - Mio Ranger District
107 Mckinley Road
Mio, MI 48647
(989) 826-3252
mailroom_r9_huron_manistee@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoMio Pine Acres Campground
1215 W8th Street
Mio, MI 48647
(989) 826-5590
info@miopineacres.com
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TERRAIN

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
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KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (W)Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital (989) 348-5461
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
Swimming Swim AreaMio, MI
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampMio, MI
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