Pinckney Recreation Area’s equestrian trails, located southwest of Pinckney, include 13 miles of looped trails (moderately hilly and not too rocky) that traverse captivating marsh and wooded areas. Several trails traverse glacial ridges along the north side of Monks Road offering breathtaking views. The intersections are numbered. Amenities include a vault toilet, a hand-pump water source, pavilion, mounting block, picket posts, large grill and picnic tables.
Along the northern edge of the trail system, riders can connect to the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park, allowing riders to extend their ride into Pinckney, Gregory, Stockbridge and Jackson communities. Along the southern edge of the park, you can ride through a gorgeous white and red pine forest near the town of Hell, Michigan.
The trails and staging area are maintained with the help of the Pinckney Trail Riders Association. Visit their website to find information about their annual work bees and events or follow them on Facebook. There are other unique riding opportunities that connect to Pinckney available on their website..
Terrain: Woods, marsh
Parking/Staging: Staging area is located off Monks Road
Camping: Yes, but not equestrian camping, more info at michigandnr.com