Black Mountain Forest Recreation Area on the north shore of Black Lake has a 65-acre scramble area, 60 miles of ORV trails, 15 miles of ORV routes and mild-to challenging hills for testing your suspension.
Dune buggies, Jeeps and family SUVs sport orange flags as they cross Silver Lake Sand Dunes, the largest sand dunes area in the Midwest that is open to motorized vehicles.
At two square miles, St. Helen Motorsport Area in Roscommon County has been called Michigan’s “best kept off-road recreation secrets.” There are about ten miles of trails, hill climbing, sand pits, sand bowl, trails and a new rock crawl course.
Nearby, Ogemaw Sport & Trail Center is a Motocross Campground that gets rave reviews for its variety of tracks, hill climbs, trails and access to state land.
The North Missaukee Trail at Baxter Bridge State Forest Campground has 73 miles of cycle/ATV trails and rustic campsites near Manton, north of Cadillac.
Bull Gap, located east of Mio in Oscoda County, is known for its nearly 100 miles of trails and challenging hill climb. It’s the only designated motorized area in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.