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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
      Parking google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 5
      • 18

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 9, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      26
      Total Distance
      38 miles
      Total Descent
      6,532 ft
      Total Vertical
      404 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,103 ft
      Reports
      93
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      3,202

      Photos of Big M Mountain Bike

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      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:16pm
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      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:14pm
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      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:14pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      15 |
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:58pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      11 |
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:55pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      11 |
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Videos of Big M Mountain Bike

      youtuber Come Race With Me - Elite Men Big M State...

      15:29 | 67 | Oct 29, 2020
      youtuber Big M Mountain Bike State Championships -...

      39:29 | 61 | Oct 27, 2020
      youtuber Come Race With Me - Big M Elite 40+ - Look at...

      15:08 | 156 | Aug 11, 2020
      youtuber Big M MTB Challenge 2020 - Elite Men 40+

      1:46:05 | 111 | Jul 29, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Big #29 - #30
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:22pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      Very DrysteelispossiblyrealBig sand pits at the bottom of the fast...
      North Country Trail
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      Very DrysteelispossiblyrealLots of deadfall and a fair amount of sand.
      North Country Trail
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:15pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      Very DrysteelispossiblyrealLots of dead fall and wash boarded from...
      Catamount (Orange Trail)
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Drytruebleve Trailforks Tree down near bottom of first hill past 17
      Big M #2 - #22
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWoodTrails in great condition.
      Swedish Fiddle (Big M #22 - #23)
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWood
      Big M #23 - #24
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWood
      Gabriel's Horn (Big M #24 - #25)
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWood
      Shanty Boy (Big M #25 - #26)
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWood
      Big M #26 - #27
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealBrianEIWood

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2753156Shanerob5votetrailOh Me II (Orange Loop) and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 1:00pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #2753156Shanerob5difficultyvotetrailBullwacker (Big M #17 -#34) and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 12:56pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealcommenttrailNorth Country Trail
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:16pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealaddreportNorth Country Trail and 3 more
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:15pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealaddphoto in Detroit, Michigan, United States and 4 more
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:14pm
      Sep 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailNorth Country TrailThe descent at the north end of this trail is...
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:16pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailGreen LoopEven though this is rated blue it has a lot...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailBarber Chair (Big M #31 - #32)Going green to red is a super rad enduro...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:02pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailRoad Monkey (Big M #27 - #28)Definitely not black diamond. Pretty chill but...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailBig M #26 - #27Definitely not black diamond. Pretty chill but...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Manistee Non-Motorized Trail Park 1 18.1 km
      Manistee River Trail / NCT 112.8 km
      Mackenzie XC Ski/Mountain Bike Trails 14 5 218.3 km
      Crystal Mountain 3 11 1 122.1 km
      Arcadia Dunes 3 622.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2638 miles6,532 ft17 miles404 ft
      #1,313#69815934850
      Hike2638 miles6,532 ft17 miles404 ft
      #987#606939
      Trail Running2638 miles6,532 ft17 miles404 ft
      #994#607932
      • By SKIGAN14 & contributors
      • Admins: NMMBA
      • #9423 - 6,678 views

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