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      The Big "M" trail is located of M-55 between Cadillac and Wellston. The trail offers a variety of terrain to challenge every biking and skiing experience level. Most trails are one-way (clock-wise) and should not be biked backwards. The trail is groomed and the parking lot is plowed in winter. There is also a chalet available for skiers.
      The trail system was designed in the 1970's by Mr. Cabot, a known cross-country ski trail designer. In the 1960's Big "M" was a downhill ski area. There is evidence of the old T-bar above the current warming shelter.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Udell Hills
      Parking google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      22
      Total Distance
      35.2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      16.3 miles
      Total Descent
      1.2 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1,103 ft
      Total Vertical
      404 ft
      Reports
      3
      Ridden Counter
      110

      Videos of Big M Mountain Bike

      Big M: Barber Chair Edit (Short)
      0:55 | 24 | Oct 11, 2016
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      Big M Mountain Bike Routes

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      Fireroad
      4,805 ft
      Enduro Fun Loop #1
      8.9 miles

      Recent Activity

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      user #1098857jkregeraddridelogJul 31, 2016 ride log and 2 more
      Dec 7, 2016 @ 6:01am
      4 hours
      user #885846MskranszvotetrailSwedish Fiddle (Big M #22 - #23) and 21 more
      Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:27pm
      Nov 28, 2016
      user #885846MskranszriddentrailBarber Chair (Big M #31 - #32) and 14 more
      Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:27pm
      Nov 28, 2016
      user #836752SKIGAN14addridelogOct 22, 2016 ride log
      Oct 23, 2016 @ 11:17am
      Oct 23, 2016
      user #905567patrickrayaddridelogOct 22, 2016 ride log
      Oct 22, 2016 @ 6:27pm
      Oct 22, 2016
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