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Where to ride ORVs

Ride more than 4,000 miles of state-designated ORV trails and routes, six scramble areas, eligible county roads, frozen surface of public waters, state forest roads (open to ORV use) and eligible national forest roads.

ORV license and trail permits are valid for one year, which begins April 1 and ends March 31 of the following year.

Person riding ORV

State-designated ORV trails and routes

There are three designated types of state-designated ORV trails, including:

  • Motorcycle-only trails maintained at a 24" width.
  • ORV trails maintained at a 50" width.
  • ORV routes maintained at a 72" width.

Interactive ORV route and trail map (GIS)

Maps in list format (printable and downloadable formats)

Please note: Some ORV routes have a restriction to 65” width or high-ground clearance. See trail maps for locations.

Scramble areas

Silver Lake State Park is home to a 500-acre ORV scramble area – the only sand dune riding opportunity east of the Mississippi River.

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Holly Oaks ORV Park – located in southeast Michigan – utilizes former and active sand and gravel mines, making it a unique destination.

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Riding on state forest roads

After Public Act 288 was enacted in 2016, many state forest roads opened to ORV use, including seasonal roads. Today, the majority of state forest roads are now open (unless posted closed) to ORV riders, providing thousands of miles of state forest roads to ride.

Maps of roads open to ORVs - interactive

Open interactive GIS map

Maps of roads open to ORVs - printable

View downloadable maps

ORV-friendly parks and campgrounds

ORVs are generally prohibited in state parks and recreation areas; however, there are a handful of ORV-friendly state parks and state forest campground open to riders.

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