Near Chelsea, the 20,000 acre Waterloo Recreation Area has 26 miles of horseback riding trails.
To reach the trailhead, take US94 to exit 157 (west of Chelsea.) Go north on Pierce road 3 miles to Bush road. Turn left on Bush road and go ½ mile. Turn left onto the entrance road.
Overall, Waterloo State Recreation Area is the 10th most popular horse trail of all 12 horseback rides in Michigan.