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Unread 09-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Anyone from the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area that knows of some local trails??

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Unread 09-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Yankee Springs, as long as you have an ORV sticker. Then there is Rouches down in Three Rivers. Kids in the Mudd in Gobles. Those are all the legal trails in the area.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Yankee springs is a small state rec area with only hiking/biking trails.

Can you post a link for "Rouches". I can't find anything on the internet.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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Actually, there are miles of seasonal roads around Yankee Springs, and there is no link to Rouches, it's behind Rouches Outdoor Equipment.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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I just drove sager road, hart road, and petes...these are great two tracks with some low technical areas in the yankee springs area. Go from Whitmore rd area between gun lake and 179. Pick your way through. I am working on mapping them right now.

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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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I just drove sager road, hart road, and petes...these are great two tracks with some low technical areas in the yankee springs area. Go from Whitmore rd area between gun lake and 179. Pick your way through. I am working on mapping them right now.
X2. Many miles of what I'd call "light trails" out there, and many more of nice driving gravel roads through and around the woods. Rubicon0311 already put down some good info for you here that I will second. ORV sticker required. There are also several small lakes around back there if you feel like a little fishing.

If you want some harder wheeling, Kids in the Mudd is a decent spot. Lots of mud, a few obstacles, and some pretty fun trails through the woods. Not terribly far from Kzoo either.

Just don't feel like there's nowhere to go and tear up people's property and make us all look bad!

I'm pretty close to Yankee, and can show you around the area if I'm around
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Unread 03-08-2014, 01:39 PM   #7
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Just saying but I'm pretty sure you don't need an ORV sticker for Yankee, it's all seasonal legal roads. . .They even show up on my GPS. But for the "trails" I'm not sure about a sticker, i.e. when it goes from Hart Road to Hart Trail. . .
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Just saying but I'm pretty sure you don't need an ORV sticker for Yankee, it's all seasonal legal roads. . .They even show up on my GPS. But for the "trails" I'm not sure about a sticker, i.e. when it goes from Hart Road to Hart Trail. . .
Alot of the trails have an "ORV permit required" sign posted...if it's not destroyed. But I think you are right in that not every trail requires it. But once you get one you're into all the state parks and rec. areas anyway.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #9
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Alot of the trails have an "ORV permit required" sign posted...if it's not destroyed. But I think you are right in that not every trail requires it. But once you get one you're into all the state parks and rec. areas anyway.
This is true, you also need a recreational passport to go with it though
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Unread 03-08-2014, 02:10 PM   #10
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Oh yeah. I always forget about that, I just get it on the plate.
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