FS 4487

Total Miles
5.4

Elevation

253.42 ft

Duration

0.58 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

FS 4487, also known as Stig Road, is a single-lane dirt/sand road with rolling hills. The trail is part of the Huron National Forest and doubles as snowmobile trail 963 in the winter. This track is a nice easy ride and can be run in either direction. The trail has had some logging but is mostly made up of pines and hardwood. Remember to stay on the trails and follow the Tread Lightly principles.

Photos of FS 4487

FS 4487
FS 4487
FS 4487

Difficulty

This trail is rated a 2 because you could encounter some soft sand along the trail.

History

Oscoda is the eastern gateway to northern Michigan's ATV and snowmobile trail system, linking you to all points north. Numerous trailheads and access points offer plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the trails. The ATV and snowmobile trails connect to an expansive trail network, beginning right into the heart of Downtown Oscoda. During the warm weather months, you can ride throughout the Huron National Forest and beyond. It doesn't stop during the winter, either; the network of snowmobile trails connects you west to Houghton Lake and Traverse City and north to the Bridge. This area is also a Kirtland's warbler breeding habitat. This area is closed to entry between May 1st and July 15th. Human activities can be harmful to these songbirds, their ground nests, and their young during the breeding season. The Kirtland's warbler is a migratory songbird that nests in the jack pine ecosystem in northern Michigan and parts of Wisconsin and Ontario. Jack pine forests in Michigan are cooperatively managed by the US Forest Service, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Management also provides habitats for many animal and plant species, including white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, wild turkey, and bluebird.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Popular Trails