Best Michigan ATV Trails

Michigan has 54 all terrain vehicle rides.

  September 18, 2018

Located in the US, the ATV trails in Michigan offers over fifty ATV trail routes from which to choose. The best Michigan ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Cedar Creek ORV Trail, Bull Gap ATV Trail, Bill Nicholls ATV Route, Little O Trail, and Baraga Plains ATV Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Michigan ATV trails trail below.


Bull Gap ATV Trail

In Oscoda County in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, the Bull Gap ORV trail has 115 miles of routes open to ATV riding. There are several trails and a sand hill.  MORE INFO

Cedar Creek ORV Trail

Northwest of Grand Rapids and east of Twin Lake in Muskegon County, the Cedar Creek Trail is a 21.1 mile route open to ATV riding. It is divided into a north and south loop.  MORE INFO

Little O Trail

Near Baldwin in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, the Little O Trail and the Big O Trail have a combine 139 miles open to ATV riding. These routes connect up with the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (CCC Trail).  MORE INFO

Baraga Plains ATV Trail

In Baraga County south of Baraga Township, Baraga Plains ORV Trail is a 28 mile route through state forests that is open to ATV riding. The ATV riding trailhead for the Baraga Plains ATV Trail is located south of Baraga Township.  MORE INFO

Big Bear ORV Trail

In Montmorency County, the Big Bear ORV Trail is a 20 mile route open to ATV riding. There is a 15 mile loop and a 5 mile connector trail to the Crapo Creek Trail and the North Branch Route.  MORE INFO

Coal Wood Trail

South of Shingleton in the Hiawatha National Forest, the Coal Wood Trail is a 14 mile route along an old railroad grade through northern hardwood and red pine stands. The route is marked and easy to follow.  MORE INFO

Fife Lake

In Grand Traverse County, there is are several connecting loops north and south of Fife Lake that are open to ATV riding. The total system mileage is 66 miles.  MORE INFO

Huron Trail

Southwest of Oscoda in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, the Huron Trail is a 52 mile route open to ATV riding. This is a wide, smooth route with a few sandy spots.  MORE INFO

North Branch ATV Route

In Otsego County, the North Branch ATV Route is a 26 mile route open to ATV riding. It connects with the Crapo Creek Trail.  MORE INFO

St Helen ORV Route

East of St Helen, the St Helen ORV Route is an ATV trail system consisting of numerous loops totaling 30 miles. There is also a two square mile open play area. There are some minor hill climbs and scrambles.  MORE INFO

Atlanta ORV Trail

In Montmorency County northeast of Atlanta, the Atlanta ORV Trail system has 82 miles of routes through state forest land that is open to ATV riding. The system consists of a series of loops.  MORE INFO

Lincoln Hills Trail

Near Luther in Lake County, the Lincoln Hills Trail is a 21 mile loop trail open to ATV riding. It is known as a good family ride.  MORE INFO

Geels Trail

Southeast of Roscommon, the Geels Trail System is open to ATV riding. The trail system consists of Geels North and Geels South. The Geels North is a 22 mile route through mature forest with sandy trails. The Geels South is a 28 mile route through mature hardwood forest on sandy double track.  MORE INFO

Drummond Island Trail

In Chippewa County, the Drummond Island has miles of roads open to ATV users. The ATV trails on Drummond Island are some of the most scenic and rugged trails the State of Michigan has to offer. Much of the trail system is side x side friendly, between the ORV routes (72 inches wide) and select ORV trails (50 inches wide) side x sides have ample trail to explore.  MORE INFO