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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Lake County DNR/ORV trails

In Lake County, MI, there are three loops listed "ORV Route-For ORV's of all sizes"
Lincoln Hills - 21 miles
Little Manistee - 46 miles
Tin Cup Springs - 21 Miles

Map downloaded at:
http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/spatialda...v/littlema.pdf

Any comments if these are anything worth while for full size 4x4s or does sticking with forest two tracks make more sense? Or a combination?

BTW, requirements for use, according to the DNR map, "DNR license required unless licensed by Secretary of State", from which I gather, our vehicles having license plates, are legal.
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Tin cup is well worn, so is lincoln hills. you shouldn't have any problems excepts crowds on the weekends and holidays
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they are not challenging trails per say.....but they are loose sandy dusty trails.
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they do have alot of unused trailse branching off though
shoot a im if ya gonna be this way maybe tag along with ya im only about 10 min away
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I just ran parts of Tin Cup and Little Manistee a couple months ago. They aren't very challenging. Seems like Lil' Man was an old railroad grade or something. Its wide and sandy. I would imagine its pretty fast on a quad or bike. There were a couple pretty bad spots with water across the trail but it was Spring thaw when we went so I am sure they are dry now.

Tin Cup wasn't any more exciting.
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they are a blast on quads
i havnt been on tin cup though little o is a fun quad trail too
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they are a blast on quads
i havnt been on tin cup though little o is a fun quad trail too
They are a blast on quads.....UNLESS you catch the drunk driver coming at you in his car, he over-reacts and power slides across the trail and takes you out at 25 mph. I ended up with 2 broken ribs from that one laid up for 4 weeks. Needless to say I still won't lead the group out anymore. Someone else has to be the rabbit.
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they do have alot of unused trailse branching off though
shoot a im if ya gonna be this way maybe tag along with ya im only about 10 min away
Jeepguy, I'll let you know. I'm thinking of spending a few days over there, camp in one of the DNR State Forest Campgrounds, or make my own campsite in the State Forest if the camgrounds are filled, sometime around the July 4th week. I've never spent much time in Lake County, so I'm looking forward to checking the area out. I don't need really challenging trails to have fun.

Anyone who still has the time period open, maybe we can get a few together in a campground / wheeling.

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sounds good
i really want to find some new trails to hit since they closed alot in the area that we used to wheel
so anyway let me know and we can plan something o ut and i will try to explore the trails a bit

keep me informed on when ya gonna plan for sure
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