Best Off Road in Michigan
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Michigan, Iosco County
01 :48 hrs
The Huron-Sand Lake Spur Trail starts just north of Sand Lake and travels north through Huron National Forest to the junction with the 35-mile Huron ORV Trail. The out-and-back trail is 9 miles long and is wide with very little change in elevation. There are some sandy sections. The trail is open to motorized vehicles that are 50 inches less or width. A Michigan ORV sticker and trail permit are required for riding this trail and the Huron ORV trail.
Michigan, Iosco County
06 :33 hrs
The Huron ORV Trail starts just west of the town of Oscoda and Lake Huron shoreline and covers over 30 miles of scenic and rugged terrain in Huron National Forest. The out-and-back ORV trail is wide and sandy with very little change in elevation. The trail is open to motorized vehicles that are 50 inches less or width. The trail is also popular for snowmobiling during the winter when there is snow. Additional riding can also be found on the Huron-Sand Lake spur trail which travels south to Sand Lake. A Michigan ORV sticker and trail permit are required for riding the Huron ORV Trail.
Michigan, Chippewa County
00 :46 hrs
The Birch Hill Motorcycle trail is located on the upper peninsula, just north of Lake Huron, and offers a short but scenic ride along fun singletrack trail. The trails are maintained at a 40" width and are only open to motorcycles. The trail is hard-packed rock with some small hills but no major climbs or descents. Riding the trails requires a permit as well as an OHV sticker. The trail is short but there are additional riding trails and areas nearby.
Michigan, Ogemaw County
01 :14 hrs
The Ambrose Lake to Rose City Trail starts near the eastern shoreline of Ambrose Lake and travels north for over 6 miles through scenic and peaceful state forest land in Michigan's lower peninsula. The trail is open to ORVs 50 inches in width or less including off-road motorcycles. An ORV license and trail permit are required for riding. The trail features some changes in elevation and there are also rocks, ruts, and tree roots to watch out for. The trail connects to other riding trails including the Ogemaw Hills Route, Ambrose Lake Trail, and more.
Michigan, Wexford County
02 :04 hrs
Long Lake Motorcycle Trail is a 22-mile long single track trail that explores scenic state forest land on Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The trail features mostly smooth, hard-pack dirt trail with lots of small ups and downs but overall moderate elevation change. There are lots of twists and turns but no major obstacles or hazards. A Michigan ORV sticker and trail permit are required for riding.
Michigan, Chippewa County
03 :15 hrs
The Kinross Motorcycle Trail system features 30 miles of marked single-track motorcycle trail that wind through hardwood forest terrain on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The trail consists of mostly hard-packed dirt with some sandy sections. The trail travels over terrain that is moderately hilly with lots of twists, turns, and loop options. There are no major obstacles or hazards and the trail is a good option for beginner to intermediate riders. An ORV sticker and trail permit are required for riding.
Michigan, Charlevoix County
03 :32 hrs
The Tomahawk Motorcycle trail system consists of 3 loops that provide miles and miles of exciting and scenic riding through state forest land in the upper portion of the Lower Peninsula. This ride follow the B loop which is the western loop and is almost 40 miles long. The B loop trail is a beginner to intermediate ride. The trail can accommodate motorcycles only. The trail is mostly hardpacked dirt with very few obstacles or hazards. An ORV sticker and trail permit are required for riding.
Michigan, Otsego County
02 :11 hrs
Big Bear Trail covers over 20 miles through state forest land in the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The trail is open to ORVs 50 inches in width or less including motorcycles. The trail is mostly flat with some sandy and rocky sections but the much of the trail is hard-packed dirt. There are some small ups and downs and twists and turns. An ORV license and trail permit are required for riding. The trail also connects to the Crapo Creek Trail and North Branch Route for additional riding opportunity.
02 :24 hrs
The Hancock to Calumet Trail is a motorized multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railroad bed between the towns of Hancock and Calumet on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. The trail is open to ORVs of all sizes including motorcycles. Riding the trail requires an ORV license and trail permit. The trail is also open to mountain bikers and foot traffic so pay attention to other users on the trail. The trail is also open to snowmobiles during the winter.
Michigan, Oceana County
03 :29 hrs
Michigan offers over 6500 miles of designated and groomed snowmobile trails for riders to explore during the winter. The trails are split into 4 different regions between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. This ride on the southern Lower Peninsula follows LP 191 for 18 miles south to the town of Rothbury. The ride has moderate changes in elevation and no major obstacles or hazards. Trails are open for riding between December 1st and March 31st. For current trail status and riding conditions contact the Michigan DNR or local snowmobile clubs. A current Michigan registration and trail permit are required for riding.
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