Oakwood Horse Trail

Area Status: Not Cleared

Map of Oakwood Horse Trail

The Oakwood Trail system provides an 11-mile horseback riding trail through a variety of forest types from oak to maple to pine. The terrain is mostly flat with occasional gentle hills. Through cooperative arrangement, the route is signed and maintained by the North Coast Riding Club. Trail markers are red, and locator maps are posted at trail intersections.

 Most of the route is located on 2 – track roads open to motorized vehicles. Trail users should watch for approaching motorized vehicles. Link to Trail Map.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Munising

General Information


To reach the trailhead parking area, take the Buckhorn Road (FR 2254) to the Hovey Lake Road (FR 2473). Travel south on Hovey Lake Road for about a ½ mile. Turn right (west) on FR 2473 – C , and follow signs to the parking area. From there, trail users can access two loops, each approximately five miles long.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

Rustic Camping is allowed at the Trailhead. Existing facilities include:

• Vault Toilet
• Fire Ring
• Picnic Table
• High Line Posts (need to bring your own line)

Watering opportunities for horses occur at the south end of Hovey Lake .

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