Ambrose Lake Trail

This trail is good for ORV Trails/Routes Motorcycling

This is a small stacked loop system offering 7 miles of trail adjacent to Ambrose Lake ORV Campground with 19 campsites. The trail is fairly level with minimal elevation changes with pine and oak tree cover and sand trail base.Additional riding opportunities are available for longer rides utilizing connectors to the south to Ogemaw Hills (18 miles) and north to Rose City (19 miles). The trail is located East of Rose City and North of West Branch in Ogemaw County.   

VVMapping says, "Shorter trail, but connects to other systems via ORV trail. Generally sandy, flat & open. Directly connects with Ambrose Lake State Forest Campground." Click here for trail maps!

Note: ORV Routes are maintained at a width of 72 inches and are open to all ORVs. ORV Trails are open only to ORVs up to 50” in width. Motorcycle Trails are maintained at a width of 24” on the ground and 40” at handlebar height (only 2-wheeled motorcycles are allowed to operate). The Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (MCCCT) are connector trails and roads that link different trail systems together in the Lower Peninsula.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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