West Higgins Trail and Route

This trail is good for ORV Trails/Routes Motorcycling

  • Length: 68.73 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website:
  • ATV Website: michigan.gov

VV Mapping says: “Mostly sandy and flat to rolling. Many whooped sections. Several loop options. Connects to Beaver Creek ORV Trail and North Missaukee ORV Trail (requires SOS for portions of Beaver Creek). Forest cover varies from clear cut to younger open hardwoods and lots of jackpine scrub. Modern staging area. Located in Crawford, Kalkaska, Roscommon and Missuakee counties which allow ORVs on their roads.”

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


UV Index

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