Pinckney Trail Riders Association


A DNR vehicle permit is required to park on State Land.  Effective 10/1/2010 a new Recreation Passport will be available for entry to all State Parks for $11 when you renew your vehicle license plate.


Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.

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Preserving and maintaining horse trails in the Pinckney Recreation area

Mission:  Our purpose is to improve, protect, maintain and expand the horse trails in the Pinckney Rec Area and surrounding areas for use by horse men and women, their families and the general public for horseback riding, horse camping and horse related activities.  

Our next event is the PTRA/BTRA Christmas Party December 6th, join us for prizes, food and dancing!!


Our ability to keep the trails open for your enjoyment depends on your support, please join us today!


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Pinckney Recreation Equestrian Trails

The 13 miles of Pinckney equestrian bridle trails are situated within approximately 1,000 acres of woods, wetlands, and open meadows within the Pinckney State Recreation Area, southwest of the town of Pinckney, Michigan.  The terrain and footing varies, generally being described as moderately hilly but not overly rocky.  Several of the trails that traverse glacial ridges on the north side of Monks Road are positively breathtaking, especially in the spring and fall.  

The layout of the trails allow riders to venture out on any length of ride desired, since there are many cut-off trails and loops to get riders out further or directly back to the staging area.  Trail maps are located on posts at most trail intersections, and all posts have a numbering system to help riders navigate the trail system.  At several marked locations along the trail system, riders can connect to the Lakelands Trail, which will allow one to extend the length of their ride into Pinckney, Gregory, Stockbridge or beyond.   

To access these wonderful trails, riders can park their rigs at the equestrian staging area off of Monks Road, west of Cedar Lake Road or camp at the Hell Creek Campground and ride out directly from the campsites.  Please note that, at this time, the staging area does not have a water source, but picket posts and a picnic table are available.  

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Need more information?  Trees down?  Trail issues?  Concerns? Compliments?  Ideas?  Please contact us.

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