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 2021 Events!!


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


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2021 News

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.

2021 has found the PTRA trails in the best shape any of us can ever remember. We started an 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 them 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 2021 events are now online, our unique Blessing of the Horse event is June 5tht and our camping weekend featuring a Ride to Hell, is October 8-10. We hope to see you for the fun in 2021! Please continue to support PTRA with your membership AND by buying flowers in the spring.

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

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