MTB Project Logo

blue Big M and the Udell Hills

  4.1 ( 10 ) Favorite

Trail

40.1 mile 64.5 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,160' 963 m
Descent: -3,161' -963 m
High: 1,089' 332 m
Low: 706' 215 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by andy amstutz

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular rides nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

A loop through some old school trails with lots of options.

andy amstutz

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Two beginner friendly trails, geo-caching, and hiking for family activities.

Closed once there is enough snow to groom for XC classic skiing. The outer loop is groomed for fatbiking by the local cycling club.

Overview

When coming out to the Big M Trail System in the Udell Hills, this ride provides folks with about every trail in the system that is worth riding. It includes lung-busting climbs, screaming downhills, flats to get your groove going, and classic, old school trails that take you back to the beginning of mountain biking.

Description

This map provides the course for the NUE Lumberjack 100. It incorporates all of the Big M and its Outer Loop. The ride is 90% singletrack with some doubletracks to add in extra miles.

From the parking lot there are tons of options. All the trails are two-way during the mountain biking season and well-marked at every intersection. There's basically an inner and outer portion to the system. The outer loop has three or four major climbs broken up with flatter sections for recovery and casual riding. The inner portion is an interval-like series of ups and downs.

Biked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Features, E-Bikes Allowed, History & Background

Contacts

Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 20, 2019
Sydney Wenger
Oct 8, 2018
M C
Sep 21, 2018
zac halden
Easy trails but lots of sand. Nice way to see the forest but not very engaging trails. A lot of uphill without great reward.
Jul 4, 2018
Matthew Przysiecki
16mi
Sep 2, 2017
Nick DeHaan
Catamount=boring; Oh Me II=okay. Other inner loop stuff is kinda lame too- wide and straight. The outer loop is great though- narrow, twisty, and fun! 28.2mi — 2h 21m
Sep 2, 2017
Allen Kraus
19.9mi

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 10 votes

#1506

Overall
  4.1 from 10 votes
5 Star
30%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Featured Ride Rankings

#32

in Michigan

#1,506

Overall
374 Views Last Month
7,206 Since May 1, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
17%
50%
33%
0%
0%

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter