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 at Cleary’s Pub in Howell, December 10th at 6pm!!


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


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Spring 2016 News:  Monks Rd Staging Area Improvements!!

We are incredibly excited to announce the recent improvements to the staging area which began in the Fall of 2014 and were continued through 2015!!  

We now have our very own vault toilet!!  The entire staging area surface has been covered with 600 tons of 23AA road gravel which has greatly improved our parking area. The brush along the road has been cleared away to increase the visibility of the staging area.

Spring of 2015 brought a hand pump well, new kiosk, new grill, mounting block, picket posts, and a gate for the back field.  PTRA also added a pavilion for your comfort in the staging area.

We have also been busy trimming trails, and our trails are currently in good condition. However, continued trail maintenance is an ongoing effort, financially and physically. Please join us out on the trails for a couple of hours when you can and definitely support us with your membership AND by buying flowers in the spring.  Thank you!!

Much thanks to all, but especially PTRA President Sue Armstrong and Chuck Dennison, Pinckney Rec Area manager, for their hard work which has led to the BIG changes for our wonderful park!  Check out the Newsletters for more info and pictures.

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

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