The Oakwood Trail system provides an 11-mile horseback riding trail through a variety of forest types from oak to maple to pine. The terrain is mostly flat with occasional gentle hills. Through cooperative arrangement, the route is signed and maintained by the North Coast Riding Club. Trail markers are red, and locator maps are posted at trail intersections.

 Most of the route is located on 2 – track roads open to motorized vehicles. Trail users should watch for approaching motorized vehicles.


Munising Ranger District Office
400 E. Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862


Contact: Business Desk: (906) 387-2512 (TTY 711) (call ahead for passes & permits)

Length: 11 Miles

Level: Unknown

Type: Riding, Hiking, 

Terrain: Hills, woods, 

Camping: Rustic Camping is allowed at the Trailhead. Existing facilities include:

• Vault Toilet
• Fire Ring
• Picnic Table
• High Line Posts (need to bring your own line)

Watering opportunities for horses occur at the south end of Hovey Lake .


To reach the trailhead parking area, take the Buckhorn Road (FR 2254) to the Hovey Lake Road (FR 2473). Travel south on Hovey Lake Road for about a ½ mile. Turn right (west) on FR 2473 – C , and follow signs to the parking area. From there, trail users can access two loops, each approximately five miles long.