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06JeepLJ 05-06-2013 12:17 PM

Lake County Michigan
Anyone on here familiar with the Tin Cup Springs, Lincoln Hills, or Little Manistee trails? I am thinking of making the trek in two weeks to do some trail riding with my LJ and the kids... looks like enough for a two day run, but was wondering if anyone has spent time on the trails... also what all do I need to run them... the LJ is my daily driver and plated in Ohio... do I need an ORV sticker of am I good.

Trail report, and experience wanted!

Jason 05-06-2013 03:44 PM

Spent a weekend up there last year. None are terribly challenging. Some sand. Basically nothing you can't do on a stock LJ. Quite a few campgrounds in that area.

Make sure you have a map. They are available on the DNR website. I have the trails loaded in my GPS, but my GPS failed. (Garmin had to send me a replacement.) I still carry paper maps for such an occasion.

Watch out for quads and dirtbikes. There's not much full-width traffic out there, so the bike and ATV guys don't plan for you taking up the whole width of the trail. I almost clobbered a guy that came around a blind corner looking at his buddy behind him rather than looking forward down the trail at me. Stick to the ORV routes. There's little markers that tell you if the trail is cycle-only, atv only, or full-size ORV.

ORV sticker not required if the vehicle is licensed by the secretary of state. I'm not sure how that works if you're from out of state. ORV tag is only $16.25 so it shouldn't break the bank to get one. I always have one on the Jeeps anyways so I don't know for sure.

06JeepLJ 05-06-2013 07:06 PM

Thanks for the info Jason... I will get the ORV sticker just to be safe!

Rollinover101 05-08-2013 10:11 PM

Yes you will need an ORV tag. I have property about 3 minutes from one of the tin cup trails.

06JeepLJ 05-09-2013 06:10 AM

thanks for the additional info.... will you be in the area on the weekend of the 18th?

Alboy79 05-09-2013 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by Rollinover101 (Post 15409119)
Yes you will need an ORV tag. I have property about 3 minutes from one of the tin cup trails.


ORV, in lake county, are needed only for:

Originally Posted by phittie1100 (Post 2197417)
Only for ATVs, motorcycles and other ORVs that are not licensed by the Secretary of State.



Originally Posted by phittie1100 (Post 2084438)
ORV permits are required at several places across the state:

The Mounds ORV Park (Genesee County)
Silver Lake State Park ORV area (Oceana County)
Bull Gap up near Mio (but not much there to do)
St Helen Motorsport Area (Roscommon County)
Some portions of the ORV Route system on Drummond Island

Make sure to stay on the routes.

Originally Posted by phittie1100 (Post 2084438)
ORV Routes are open to all Off Highway Vehicles, and the new confidence markers do not show any vehicle sillouette on the marker - just the words "ORV Route". You may still find some of the old ones in the woods, but they are confusing since they show a quad on the marker.

phittie1100 05-09-2013 04:15 PM

Is that the 4x4 version of "Simon Says" Al?

Phittie1100 says.... ROFL

Jason 05-09-2013 07:20 PM

I'm going to put that on a card and laminate it.....

Alboy79 05-09-2013 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by phittie1100 (Post 15412557)
is that the 4x4 version of "simon says" al?

Phittie1100 says.... Rofl


Bad2000Tj 05-13-2013 09:57 AM

That weekend is the blessing of the bikes in Baldwin so be prepared for thousands of motorcycles to be in the area mostly on the road but the camping will be quite full most places

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06JeepLJ 05-13-2013 10:26 AM

yeah, I learned that the hard way... I was able to find a place to stay... although not as close as I wanted.... anyone else going to be in the area? I hate wheeling alone!

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