Holton Motorcycle Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

OHV/ATV/Motorcycle Trails

13 miles of trail heading south from the trialhead cross and utilize roads and is only open to highway legal motorcycles. The 15 miles of trail heading north from the trailhead is open to both highway legal and nonlegal motorcycles. As visitors drive on the trial they will be surrounded by pine and oak forest with an understory of grass and ferns. The terrain will range from flat to rolling sandy hills.

This trail is shown on the Huron-Manistee National Forests Motor Vehicle Use Map, available in the Maps and Publications section. A map is also located on the MI-DNRE website.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
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.
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: April to November
Restrictions: Going North - Allowed: Highway Legal Motorcycles <=40" wide Going South - Allowed: Highway Legal and Nonlegal Motorcycles <=40" wide Going North and South - Prohibited: Non-Highway Legal Vehicles <=40" wide, Motorized Over-snow Vehicles, Any Motorized Vehicle >40" wide 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
  • Occupancy and Use
For a full list of ORV regulations for Michigan, consult the MI-DNR ORV Handbook website.
Closest Towns: Holton, Muskegon, Twin Lake
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
Information Center:

General Information


From Muskegon -

  • Travel north on US-31 for 3 miles.
  • Turn right and travel northeast on M-120 for 9 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Holton-Duck Lake Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on Brunswick Rd. for 3.75 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location - Horseshoe Motorcycle Trail, Holton Motorcycle Trail

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail

County - Oceana/Muskegon

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.  
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    •  Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Riding & Camping

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Parking 12 vehicle capacity - with trailers