Best Off-Road Trails in Michigan

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At the Germain Motor Company, we’re proud to be your top destination for all of your favorite off-road-focused vehicles from top brands in the industry including Jeep, Land Rover, Toyota, and many more. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re eager to hit the trails for the very first time, the state of Michigan is home to over 4,000 miles of the country’s most exciting and inviting off-road trails. They’re the perfect place to put your off-road truck or SUV to the test with skill levels ranging from beginner to experienced. Below, you’ll find a selection of our picks for the best off-road trails in Michigan. You’ll have no trouble finding one that’s located within a reasonable distance from your home or office. We hope to see you soon on the trails!

Top Michigan Off-Road Trails

Toyota Land Cruiser Off-Road

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

While it might come as a surprise if you’re located out-of-state, Michigan is home to hundreds of miles of freshwater coastal sand dunes – the perfect playground for off-road vehicles! As the name suggests, between Lake Michigan and Silver Lake you’ll find thousands of acres of dunes to explore. Even if you’re not quite ready to take on the challenge of deep sand, there’s still plenty of tame landscape where you can take in stunning views of the water and the great outdoors.

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Holly Oaks ORV Park

Located only a short distance from Detroit, Holly Oaks ORV Park has a wide variety of trails that range from mellow to downright daunting in terms of difficulty. Holly Oaks offers two main loops featuring create-your-own paths and dedicated trails. Vertical cliffs, mud ruts, and varying terrain are just three of the most challenging aspects of this off-road oasis. A rare find given its proximity to a major metropolitan area like Detroit, Holly Oaks is certainly worth a visit.

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South Marblehead Loop – Drummond Island

For a truly unique off-road experience, take on the South Marblehead Loop located on Drummond Island. Part of a natural limestone rock formation, “The Steps at Marblehead” is the most prominent feature of this trail. Dramatic stepped formations stand between you and a stunning overlook of the water, daring you to take on the challenge. You can put your vehicle and your abilities to the test as you take in the beautiful scenery through your windshield.

Ford Bronco Off-Road

High Rock Bay

Off-road enthusiasts eager to take in the sights and sounds of Lake Superior should check out High Rock Bay. Head to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where you’ll find High Rock Bay on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Since the extreme cold and snowfall during the winter months make this location inaccessible most of the year, you’ll want to head to this spot during the summer. This stunning trail also runs alongside the historic Manitou Island Lighthouse in addition to spectacular views of the waterfront.