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 $12 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.  

Check out our Events page for the most up to date info on our 2024 Events!!


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


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We are enjoying our greatly improved staging area which includes a pavilion, vault toilet, large parking area, an improved hand pump well, new kiosk, new grill, mounting blocks, picket posts, and a gate for the back field.  Much thanks to all, but especially PTRA President Sue Armstrong and Chuck Dennison, Pinckney Rec Area manager.

2024 has found the PTRA trails in great shape thanks so much to our Adopt-a-Trail program and wow, the teams are doing such great work on their areas of the trail. With this, we will not be having organized work bees unless the need arises. Thank you so much to ALL of our Adopt-a-Trail volunteers!  

All sign posts and maps have been added to the trails, so finding your way around should be easier than ever. BIG improvements have been made to the metal bridge and trail which leads to Hell so horse riders can ride into the gorgeous pines and also to Hell for ice cream, beer and a burger.  

Our 2024 events are now online, our unique Blessing of the Horse event is combined this year with our Devil Duck Ride both on May 18. We will hold our camping event that weekend May 17-19. We hope to see you for the fun in 2024! Please continue to support PTRA with your membership AND by buying flowers in the spring and cheesecakes in the Fall. And join us for the Spring Fling Banquet April 27th!

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

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