I've been itching to go on trail rides for days now. I just got my KLX250S on Friday and I've been looking for time to go exploring. Tonight I finally got the chance. Michigan has a lot of ORV and motorcycle trails throughout its northern areas, but not so much in the south (where I live). The closest sanctioned trail is about 2 hours from me, and although that's not TOO bad, it could be better. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_15070-38330--,00.html I did some digging around online and found that there are a lot of dirt roads in my county that used to be maintained by the county but now aren't. The problem with these, and why they're not listed as ATV trails, is that they are still technically and legally public roads. (In MI it's not legal to ride dirtbikes or ATVs on public roads.) These roads are in such bad shape that unless you have some crazy off-road truck, there are parts of them that are impassable. I decided to scout out and find some of said roads. I bombed around the Yankee Springs area for a while until the roads began to get narrower and narrower... then I found this sign, which reads "End of County Maintenance:" Right at the sign itself the road turned from a narrow dirt road in to a two-track. It was barely wide enough to get a single car through. I took a picture of the road directly behind the sign, but my phone sucks and for some reason that JPG is 0 bytes, so I can't post it. :-( As I went down the "road" I encountered a lot of sand, a lot of huge holes filled with mud/water, and some DEEP ruts where you could tell people were wheeling the hell out of trucks. As I got further in, it got worse and worse (and more fun for me). Here's a shot of one of the roads. What you can't tell by this picture is that this is down hill at nearly a 35 degree slope: Most of it was sand with deep ruts, and it was a lot easier to go down than it was to go up. I played around on these trails for nearly an hour, and there were so many of them branching off and going every which way that you could probably ride on them for days before you explore all of them. There's a healthy mix of fast riding on hard packed trail, large ruts and whoops which make your ass sing the praises of dual sport suspension, and tricky sand combined with ruts for really technical riding. A few times I almost lost it in the sand (having never ridden on anything like that before), but I'm glad to report that I didn't, and the rubber part of the bike was on the ground 100% of the time (sans the couple times where both wheels left the ground on purpose). I stopped on some of the harder packed parts to take a couple of pics. I'm really fortunate to have something like this close to where I live, and I'm definitely going to do some more exploring when I have time.