Manistee NF OHV Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

OHV/ATV/Motorcycle Trails

There are several motorized trails on the Manistee portion of the forests, including a section of the MCCCT. The majority of the trails are located in the southern portion of the Manistee, within driving distance of Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

There are several campgrounds located within driving distance of the trailheads; however, there are no campgrounds on the Manistee portion that have trailheads adjacent to the campgrounds.

Michigan DNR ORV/ATV Trail Maps: Maps and map data are available on the MI-DNR website for all OHV/ATV trails in the state of Michigan.

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At a Glance

Fees No Forest Service operated trailheads have fees.
Permit Info: Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit. ORV Sticker - OHVs must display a valid ORV Sticker as required by State law. ORV Stickers may be obtained from the State of Michigan.
Open Season: January 1
Best Season: March to November
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
For a full list of ORV regulations consult the MI-DNRE ORV Handbook or the MI-DNRE website. Camping is not permitted at trailheads.
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