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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hey, i was wondering if anyone knows of any good places to have some fun around Mancelona/Alba/Elmira area. Also does anyone know of any motocross tracks in that area? Thanks
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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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trails in kalkaska off m72 between grayling and 131
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Old February 12th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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I'm going to hit those trails this spring. Anyone know what they are like? I'm looking for some nice muddy trails.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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You are not going to find too much mud in the Kalkaska / Mancelona area. There are a few spots in spring that get wet, but it's mostly sand. I've actually yet to even find a respectable mud puddle up there yet. I've got a big, deep (2-3 feet deep) puddle on the seasonal road about 200 yards past my cabin. It's scary as hell looking and keeps most people off the road. Little do they know it has a hard sand bottom and a mini van could actually get through if it didn't high center!

I plan on doing tons of wheeling / camping in the area this summer. I'll let you know if I run into anything good!
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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Ok, let me know. I would like to find some thing a little challenging at least. I have been up their with a beater bronco, so i know some of the trails can get tight and my truck isn't exactly small.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #6
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try checking out Sand Lake area between Kalkaska and Travers City. Right after the Spring though it can be a bit messy out there.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #7
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I was just out that way about 2 weeks ago. Still quite a bit of snow on the trails in places but definitely pretty messy! There are definitely some good trails in that area. Just have to watch out for the lovely DNR..
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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If you are referring to the snowmobile trail that runs from Kalkaska to Traverse City I would stay off of it. It's illegal to be on with an ORV

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Old May 18th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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I've been over near the St.Helen area, we have a place up there. I've looked the maps over, but there aren't a lot of legal places to wheel the trucks around. Trailhead mentioned above off of 72 is good for dirtbikes and quads ect. however.

We usually pack a lunch and head for the St.Helen/Grayling area to explore!

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Dude the sand lake area is sick it is east of mancelona up by lakes of the north it has a lake ,powerline, atv trails and some nasty deep holes in the spring and if pushin snow is your thing the sleds are thick up there so it is good pack most the season. (most of the stuff there is big truck friendly)
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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Yea we ride sleds out of lakes of the north all winter. Im going to be going up there memorial day weekend. I sold the bike so im just taking the truck up, im hoping i can find some decent seasonal roads. I know the area pretty good on a sled but not so much by roads.
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