Below is a list of legal ORV trails. If you have navigated any of these please post pics and/or something about the experience. A rating of 1 (Poor) to 5 (best) would be great.
Legal Trails and Length:
Bill Nichols route - 37 mi
Champion - Republic Route - 9 mi
Felch Grade Route - 38 mi
Hancoc k- Calument Route - 14 mi
Marenesco - Iron River Route - 67 mi
Black Lake Route - 16 mi
Brush Creek Route - 35 mi
Denton routes - 11 mi
Devil Lake Route - 10 mi
Elk Route - 9 mi
Frederic Route - 10 mi
Gladwin Route - 3 mi
Grand Traverse Route - 5 mi
Kalkaska Routes - 39 mi
Lincoln Hills Route - 23 mi
Little Manistee Route - 47 mi
Mio Route - 15 mi
North Branch Route -26 mi
North Missaukee Routes - 37 mi
Ogemaw Hills Routes - 6 mi
Old State House Route - 12 mi
Red Bridge Route - 5 mi
St. Helen - Denton connector route - 21 mi
St. Helen Routes - 10 mi
Tin Cup Springs Route - 26 mi
Tomahawk Creek Route - 15 mi
Tomahawk Route - 8 mi
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The key to legal trails in Michigan is looking for ones listed as "ORV Routes".
These are open to all orv's with current orv sticker. Trails are limited to 50" max width.
There are also many seasonal and forest roads. These should be considered scenic drives, not for the hard core enthusiast. In the lower peninsula I believe the general rule for these roads is.....You must be able to travel in 2wd with grandmas station wagon with stock tires. We have a small group that usually gets out on the seasonal roads once a month just to be out in the woods, have a relaxing ride, have a nice cookout in the woods.
I go to school in the U.P. and hit a lot more of the seasonal forest roads, and some of those spots are defiantly for the hardcore enthusiast. Last night we were out and got stuck about 3 times between two vehicles. Guess what 3 times was a ranger not the ZJ
I went to Drummond Island in August to drive the ORV Route. My brother took his stock 95 YJ, a friend with his 2003 stock Rubi, and another friend with a CJ. The CJ ran into mechanical problems so the driver became a passenger in one of the other Jeeps. My two young sons went with us also. We stayed at Papins Cabins, which was a nice place and reasonably priced too. We drove the Tight Twisties, Marblehead, Connor's Hole, Hallfrisch Trail and many others. It was a great time. Here's a link to the video that I put on Facebook. I'm not really sure how to embed a video.
Hey guys, I am so glad to have stumbled upon this thread. I haven't heard of have of these places. I lived up in the Upper Peninsula for a couple years, and I agree with Greeeeenberg. I never have been to Drummond Island, but I have heard it was pretty good. There are some decent trails up in the Tahquamenon Falls area. Also up in the Porcupine Mountains, as well as the Keweenaw.