Indian Gardens ORV Route

This trail is good for Hiking ORV Trails/Routes Motorcycling

VVMapping says, "ORV Route, open to all ORVs. New in 2013. Located in Emmet County which allows ORVs on some of their roads. This Route is somewhat unique in the extensive use of county and paved roads. Most of the Route is also shared with snowmobile trail. The terrain varies from flat at the north to rolling with a few surprising hills further south. It's mostly wooded with northern hardwoods as the primary cover. A parking area is planned, but not in place. Gas is available in Cross Village, less than 1 mile from the Route. There are 37 miles total, 7 miles pavement, 7 miles gravel, rest is dirt or two track. 7 miles are on forest roads, the rest is county road. Note the local ordinance for ORVs applies to the county road sections which restricts travel to 25MPH, requires head and tail lights and requires operators to be over 12 and if under 16, under adult supervision."

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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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