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Big O Motorcycle Trail

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Other Names

Big O Trail, Little O Trail, CCC Trail, Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail, M-20 Motorsport Trail, Huron-Manistee National Forest, White Cloud Ranger District, Big Star Lake, Ruby Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

The Big O Motorcycle Trail is part of the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail, a 1,000+ mile long designated ORV trail. This trail has two access points, 32nd Street and Big O County Line. The 32nd Street staging area offers a paved, flat parking area with room for over 20 vehicles with trailers while Big O County Line is a dirt lot that can accomodate around 10 vehicles.

Big O is only open to motorcycles that are street legal since there are sections where the trail intersects with county roads. The trail heads north and eventually ties into Little O, which provides another 40+ miles of trails.

The staging areas are only open for day use parking but there are some private RV parks and primitive campgrounds nearby. For those looking for a campground that provides direct access to ATV trails that ties into Little Manistee and Little O try North County Campground.

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Permit RequiredYesMI ORV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
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 (24 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYesrequired by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest




Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityBaldwin, MI
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From: Baldwin, MI

For the 32nd Street Trailhead:
1) Take M-37 north Travel north about 2 miles
2) Turn left (west) onto W. 32nd Street, continue 1.5 miles
3) Staging area is on the right (north).

For County Line Big "O" Trailhead:
1) Take M-37 south about 6 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto 96th Street, continue about 5 miles
3) Turn right (north) onto Osborne Ave., continue 2.5 miles
4) Staging area is on the left (south).


Contact InfoHuron Manistee NF - Baldwin And White Cloud Ranger Station
650 North Michigan Avenue
Baldwin, MI 49304
(231) 745-4631
Contact InfoMichigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30181
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1204
CommentMI ORV Sticker Info



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Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail36
Climate TypeForest
Elevation850 to 950 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
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 few steep hills.Few
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 some roads.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 little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


Gasoline GasolineBaldwin, MI
Diesel DieselBaldwin, MI
Potable Water WaterBaldwin, MI
RV Hookups RV HookupBaldwin, MI
RV Dump Station RV DisposalBaldwin, MI
Primitive Camping CampgroundBaldwin, MI
Convenience Store Conv StoreBaldwin, MI
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