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Black Mountain Recreation Area

Hiking
With more than 30 miles of trails, hikers have their choice of routes for every skill level. Special pathways have been constructed for the traditional diagonal skier and the skate-skier. Pathways range from “Easy” to “Most Difficult”.

Horseback Riding 
Riding the two-track roads through the flats and over the hills of the Black Mountain Recreation area on horseback has been a popular sport for a long time. Riding is specifically designated for the skiing/hiking pathway April through November. The snowmobile trails are also open to horses April through November.

Miles of old two-track roads and fire lines may be used by equestrians. Horses are not permitted off established roads, pathways and trails.

A group campground, south of East Twin Lake, is available to horseback riders. Reservations are recommended, please call (231)627-2811.

Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) 
Three parking lots serve as access points to about 60 miles of ORV trails and 15 miles of ORV routes. In addition to the winding trails and generally straight routes, there is a 65-acre scramble area for motorcycles and ATVs. (This area is closed to 4X4 trucks). Legal access to trails, routes and the scramble area is at the upper level of Black Lake Campground.

Please follow the orange triangles marking ORV routes and trails. Riding in unauthorized locations is a violation of state law.