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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
      Land Status: National Forest
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      Region Details
      • 23
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      • 6
      • 18

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 29, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      51
      Trails Mountain Bike
      51
      Trails E-Bike
      50
      Trails Hike
      51
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Nordic Ski
      49
      Total Distance
      68 miles
      Total Descent
      3,355 ft
      Total Vertical
      353 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,039 ft
      Reports
      122
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      5,639

      Photos of Big M Mountain Bike

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      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:58pm
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      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:55pm
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      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Videos of Big M Mountain Bike

      Amazing Ride - Manistee, Mountain Biking - Big...

      8:53 | 11 | Nov 19, 2023
      Amazing Ride - Manistee, Mountain Biking - Big...

      11:33 | 24 | Nov 19, 2023
      youtuber Big M Mountain Biking Trails near Manistee, MI...

      7:50 | 83 | Jul 28, 2022
      youtuber Come Race With Me - Elite Men Big M State...

      15:29 | 193 | Oct 29, 2020
      youtuber Big M Mountain Bike State Championships -...

      39:29 | 165 | Oct 27, 2020
      youtuber Come Race With Me - Big M Elite 40+ - Look at...

      15:08 | 331 | Aug 11, 2020
      youtuber Big M MTB Challenge 2020 - Elite Men 40+

      1:46:05 | 221 | Jul 29, 2020

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      Recent Comments

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      steelispossiblyrealtrailBarber Chair (Big M #31 - #32)Going green to red is a super rad enduro...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:02pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailRoad Monkey (Big M #27 - #28)Definitely not black diamond. Pretty chill but...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailBig M #26 - #27Definitely not black diamond. Pretty chill but...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailShanty Boy (Big M #25 - #26)Going clockwise from 29-26 is pretty boring...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:00pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailBig M #33 - #17This one is much better clockwise /...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:56pm
      Aug 6, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5168 miles3,353 ft25 miles354 ft
      #1,462#7981912241,214
      E-Bike5067 miles3,323 ft24 miles354 ft
      1045
      Hike5168 miles3,353 ft25 miles354 ft
      #1,091#69112216
      Trail Running5168 miles3,353 ft25 miles354 ft
      #1,096#6881227
      Nordic Ski4961 miles3,310 ft22 miles354 ft
      213
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