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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 5
      • 18

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 30, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #871
      State Ranking
      #14
      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
      52
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      1,723

      Photos of Big M Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Oct 9, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1951972Glimmer3addphoto at Sky Pilot (Big M #28 - #29) in Holland, Michigan, United States
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 11:07am
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1920463CariJHaagvotetrailBullwacker (Big M #17 -#34)
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 8:15am
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1765623ChrisHerrmannriddentrailBig M #2 - #22
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 5:49am
      Sep 7, 2019
      user #1739853BkrgrladdreportBlue Loop North
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 10:35am
      Jul 30, 2019
      user #1864480KulumDRaddreportGreen Loop
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 3:23am
      Jul 29, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1393200JhcrissmantrailBig M #32 - #9Dry but Not maintained—overgrown thickets...
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 3:00pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      user #1393200JhcrissmantrailBullwacker (Big M #17 -#34)Dry. Great terrain but could be used better.
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      user #1393200JhcrissmanreportBig M #33 - #17Dry. Fun after all the overgrown trails to get...
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Jul 21, 2019

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      Local Badges

      • By SKIGAN14 & contributors
      • Admins: NMMBA
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