Black Lake Trail

This trail is good for ORV Trails/Routes Motorcycling

  • Length: 36.64 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • ATV Website:

VVMapping says: "Generally sandy with some rocks and roots on the south end. Flat & narrow at the north with little use. Hilly, wider, (frequently) whooped and used more heavily at the south. Connects to small Use Area which allows cross-country travel in a sandy bowl area that used to be a snow ski resort. Full size vehicles are not allowed in the Use Area. Connects to Bummers Roost ORV Trail. Connects to Bluffs Resort (campground/food/gas) and Black Lake State Forest Campground. Modern staging area near Use Area, staging area near Bluffs Resort and on County Road 489 (far south end) as well. Located in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties which allow ORVs on county roads."

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Note: ORV Routes are maintained at a width of 72 inches and are open to all ORVs. ORV Trails are open only to ORVs up to 50” in width. Motorcycle Trails are maintained at a width of 24” on the ground and 40” at handlebar height (only 2-wheeled motorcycles are allowed to operate). The Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (MCCCT) are connector trails and roads that link different trail systems together in the Lower Peninsula.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business


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