Tin Cup Springs

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Carved out of the northwest lower peninsula of Michigan is the 17.4-mile Tin Cup Springs ORV trail. Located in the Cadillac State Forest, this scenic sandy loop has dense white oak forests, fragrant stands of various pine trees, and ferns that blanket the forest floor. 

This well-marked, two-way trail is open to all types of offroad vehicles with a valid Michigan ORV license and trail permit. The single-track Tin Cup Springs Motorcycle trail crisscrosses the ORV trail at several points.

The trail is primarily sand with hard-packed dirt in a few stretches. Airing down tires is wise on this trail. Areas with almost bottomless sand would be difficult for a two-wheel drive vehicle, especially in on inclines. 

There aren’t any established campsites along Tin Cup Springs, but multiple unnamed trails throughout the State Forest have spots for camping.

Parking lot with restroom - 43.96169, -85.72108