Trails: for the adventurous equestrian and free-spirited ATVer
Whether you want to lope across grassy meadows astride your horse or rev your ATV engines on twisting forest trails, you will make memories here.
Explore our wilderness on horseback. Michigan continues to expand the number of equestrian trails across the U.P. Visit here for a listing of Michigan horseback riding trails for your solo or group adventures.
Bay De Noc Grand Island National Recreation Trail parallels the Whitefish River between Rapid River (near U.S. 2) and Ackerman Lake near Munising (on State Highway 94). This 40-mile trail is relatively level with hilly stretches and occasional stream crossings.
Oakwood Horse Trail
Pine Marten Run Trail
The Marquette area offers six nearby trail options including the:
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Grand Marais Trail
Near Sault Ste. Marie, you can ride 32 miles to Brimley on the remote and peaceful Soo Strong Trail.
Several campgrounds welcome you and your horse:
Headquarters Lake Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp
Cedar River North Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp
Schoolcraft County (along the Pine Marten Run Trail):
Ironjaw Lake Dispersed Campsite
Swan Lake Dispersed Campsite
Triangle Lake Dispersed Campsite
Ride thousands of ATV/ORV thrill-seeker miles.
You can find days of adventure on 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails that the U.P. switches to ORV and ATV trails from spring through fall. Want more trails? You’ll find Michigan’s largest closed loop ATV trail system on Drummond Island where novices to experts can find their adrenaline rush. State and national forests also offer thousands of miles of ATV/ORV trails; just check individual forest maps for restricted areas. You will also find that many ATV/ORV trails are near lodgings and campgrounds. This lets you easily ride from sunrise to sunset then regroup to swap stories about your favorite places over a hearty meal or around a crackling campfire.