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.

Home Mail:

© Pinckney Trail Riders Association    


Monks Rd Day Staging:

3683 Monks Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

GPS coordinates:

N 42°26.959’

W 083°58.705’

Hell Creek Ranch camping

10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney, Michigan 48169   734-878-3632

Heavenly Horse Stables  

Stabling while camping trail rides/lessons/etc.


Trail Access:

Don’t forget your riding helmet, PTRA recommends wearing one.  

Hunting is allowed on the Pinckney Rec trails

Use Caution on all State Land


A bell on your saddle can alert hunters to your presence.

Check the DNR website for hunting schedules

MI DNR Hunting Schedule

How to Safely Approach Horses on Multi-Use Trails

Whether you are head on or behind:

Call out in a friendly tone to alert horse and rider of your presense

Keep calling out until rider acknowledges your presence

Allow horses to pass or ask rider if it’s safe to pass by

If a horse is spooking, please STOP and ask rider for instructions on how and when to safely pass