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.  

Please join us for the Blessing of the Horse, May 6th, 10am. Come for the day or camp for the weekend. Enjoy a Ride to Hell after!


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


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Fall 2016 News:  Continued Improvements!!

We are really enjoying our greatly improved staging area which includes a pavilion, vault toilet, large parking area, a hand pump well, new kiosk, new grill, mounting block, 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.

Our 2016 Fall work bee had almost 30 volunteers and we needed every one of them to tackle some overgrown areas, thank you so much to all who have contributed to the trails, this is how we get it done!  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.  We need you!

New improvements this Fall included shoring up a land bridge between trails 34-35 in order to stop erosion.  And BIG improvements which will continue into 2017 to the metal bridge which leads to Hell so horse riders can ride into the gorgeous pines and also into Hell for ice cream or lunch.  

Our 2017 events are now online, make plans to join us for our unique Blessing of the Horse and Rider event!  Video from 2016’s is on the right side of this page!  We also had a very successful 2016 Brighton to Pinckney ride with almost 70 riders and we’ll be switching the route and doing it again in 2017.

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

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