Big M Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Big M Trail is a 15.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manistee, Michigan that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

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hiking
23 days ago

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Well maintained and nice ride. Has some rolling hills and some sandy parts to watch out for, but not technical at all. I'd rate it beginner flow but intermediate climbs with some fast decent.

hiking
2 months ago

Evening the most difficult hikes are not bad. Great hike for a few hours on an afternoon. Very quiet.

3 months ago

cross country skiing
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

13 miles on the Big M today. lovely well marked trail... we did 1-9 to 32 down to 29, across the NCT and back to 23 and then home to 4,3,2,1

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

trail running
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

my gf skipped leg day and ruined the fun :/

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

mountain biking
Friday, July 25, 2014

trail running
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ran the North Country Run half marathon here. Beautiful country that was challenging. May have to visit this winter for some snowshoeing.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

We have x-country ski'd Big M many times. The trails are usually groomed by volunteers (a donation is suggested but not mandatory). The level of difficulty runs the full gamut from easy thru difficult. We like to bring our dog along as do many other people. It's beautiful country, well worth the trip. Catamount trail is only for physically fit skiers who are up for a challenge.

trail running
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

One of my favorite places to run. There is a good variety of terrain.

trail running
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Big M is one of my favorite places to train in MI. Plenty of hills and well marked trails. You can get a 25 mile loop if you incorporate the outer loop with some of the inner loops. Nice woods and even wildlife.