Got mud? Michigan’s got mud holes. And bottomless mud. Off-roaders will find mud boggin’ and more---rocks, stumps, logs, water obstacles and sand---on Michigan’s 3,200 miles of lightly groomed trails and at tracks and parks that have been specially designed to put motorcycles, ATVs, 4X4s and SUVs to the test.
Grab the Michigan ORV/ATV trail maps, pull on the helmet, strap on the goggles, get the winch ready and head to the great outdoors for a ride to remember, whether it’s an scenic trail excursion or a white knuckle track experience.
The State of Michigan’s ORV system of motorcycle trails, all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, and ORV routes crosses mostly state forest land. The system also has five scramble areas, where a variety of vehicles mix and mingle (some restrictions may apply), including the popular Silver Lake State Park where driving on the sand dunes is allowed. The state has multiple regulations and guidelines, from licensing to land use, equipment requirements, age restrictions and sound emission (maximum 94dB A). Read all about it in the online Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws.
Need wheels? You’ll find sources for rentals at michigan.org, as well as details on the following ORV sites and more public areas and privately owned parks where you can take the family to play, get a grip on your ride, or challenge your skills and your vehicle.
Michigan's designated scramble areas are places where, unless otherwise restricted, any size or type of ORV can be driven. This typically means full size trucks & SUV's to RUV's, ATV's and motorcycles. Operators are allowed to 'go where they please' even creating their own trails. These scramble areas are a part of Michigan's designated trail system. >more
Michigan offers many trail riding opportunities. Michigan's public ORV trail/route system provides four types of riding opportunities: motorcycle trails, all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, ORV routes which are open to ORVs of all sizes including Secretary of State licensed vehicles, and scramble areas. >more
In the Upper Peninsula, it is legal for ORVs to operate on state forest roads as well as the designated trail system, unless a specific state forest road is posted closed to ORV use. Trails are lightly groomed and riders are likely to encounter narrow sand trails, rough moguls, steep hills, stumps, rocks, brush, loose surfaces and other hazards. >more