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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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
      • 2
      • 6
      • 18

      Open on Jul 22, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #826
      State Ranking
      #16
      Trails
      26
      Total Distance
      38 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      6,595 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,103 ft
      Total Vertical
      404 ft
      Reports
      13
      Ridden Counter
      811

      Big M Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Enduro Fun Loop #1
      9 miles

      Recent Activity

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      user #114269brenthillieraddtrailBlue Loop and 1 more
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      user #1403938JoedudaaddridelogSep 8, 2018 ride log and 1 more
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      user #1287305EricRybarczykaddridelogJun 23, 2016 ride log and 6 more
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 12:45am
      Sep 4, 2018
      user #1125922LILaus10wishlisttrailCatamount (Orange Trail)
      Aug 29, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      Aug 29, 2018
      user #1125922LILaus10wishlistrouteEnduro Fun Loop #1
      Aug 29, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 29, 2018
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