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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Multi-Use Trail Etiquette

Whether you are hiking on the single-track trails at Pinckney Rec or biking on the multi-use connecting Lakelands trail, it’s important for everyone to understand safe trail etiquette. All other trail users yield to horses.

How to Safely Approach Horses on Multi-Use Trails

If approaching head on:

Stop! Please stop your movement

Stand Back! Stand back off the trail but do not hide, remain in view of the horse and rider

Speak! Call out in a friendly tone to alert horse and rider of your presense. At this time allow the rider to pass by or they may ask you to pass by

If approaching from behind:

Speak! Alert the rider and horse of your presence

Stop! Ask the rider if it is OK to pass, they may need time to turn their horse around and they may want to walk back and past you

Give Space! Whether you pass or they do, give them plenty of room

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Safe Encounter with Horse on Shared Use Trails

Trail Etiquette Video

Trail Etiquette Video

Safe Passing Plan Signage

Manure Etiquette

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