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Little O Trail

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Big O Trail, Little O Trail, CCC Trail, Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail, Huron-manistee National Forest, White Cloud Ranger District, Wolf Lake, Little Manistee, Carrieville State Forest Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

The Little O Trail forms a nice long loop that is about 41 miles long and eventually ties into the Big O Trail which is part of the Michigan Cross Country Cyle Trail. The trails are mostly smooth and fast with nice berms and tight twisty sections.

Overnight parking is not permitted at the staging area but nearby Carrieville Campground offers direct trail access to the Little Manistee, which connects with Little O. Another option would be North County Campground, a privately owned facility that offers full hookups and direct trail access to Little Manistee.

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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 (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)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 BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest




Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityBaldwin, MI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Baldwin, MI
1) Take M-37 north about 9.5 miles
2) Staging area is on the left (west).


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
CommentMichigan ORV Sticker Info


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Little O Trail

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Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail41
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
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 no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Shell (231) 745-3373
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Shell (231) 745-3373
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)North Country Campground (231) 745-4410
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)North Country Campground (231) 745-4410
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)North Country Campground (231) 745-4410
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Carrieville State Forest Campground (231) 745-9465
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Shell (231) 745-3373
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