4 Best Off-Road Parks in Michigan
Michigan is known as the heart of the automotive industry, so it comes as no surprise that it also offers some of the best off-road parks where drivers may truly put to the test the vehicles built there. Of the numerous off-road parks you can find all over Michigan, we’ve put together the four that we think will best challenge and entertain drivers, regardless of whether their machine is Detroit-built or not.
Photo: Rock and Valleys’ Facebook
Rocks and Valleys
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in April-October
Location: 3407 E. Mannsiding Road, Harrison, MI 48625
Cost of Admission: $175 for an annual membership fee (incl. one passenger); $25 per vehicle and driver; $5 for each additional passenger; free for passengers 12 years of age and under.
Types of Vehicles Allowed: SUVs and 4x4s
Located just a few miles off US-127, The Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park offers more than 200 acres of hills, rocks, mud, and various types of trails designed for all kinds of drivers. The trails take them through typical Northern Michigan terrain. The challenge ranges from “mild to wild,” making it easy to enjoy yourself regardless of your or your vehicle’s ability.
Photo: The Mounds
Hours of Operation: Open 365 days a year, but only the 8-acre scramble area is open from March 15 to May 15.
Location: 6145 E Mt Morris Rd, Mt Morris, MI 48458
Cost of Admission: For residents, daily pass is $10 per vehicle and seasonal pass is $40 per vehicle. For non-residents, daily pass is $15 per vehicle and $70 per vehicle.
Types of Vehicles Allowed: All vehicles allowed except snowmobiles. Trucks are not permitted in the 8-acre scramble area.
Drivers with all kinds of vehicles, including ATVs, 4×4 trucks, and SUV are invited to enjoy The Mounds’ 118 acres of land, which feature every kind of terrain one might wish to see at an off-road park, including rocks, sand, dirt, water, and mud—lots of it. If you like to hit the ground hard, you’ll love this off-road park.
Photo: Twisted Trails’ Facebook
Hours of Operation: 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday; 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
Location: 19405 Read Road, Copemish, MI 49625
Cost of Admission: $15 for adults 16 years and up; $10 for kids between 10 and 15 years of age; free for children 9 and under.
Types of Vehicles Allowed: All ATVs, dirt bikes, and 4×4 off-road vehicles.
Twisted Trails is a family-friendly off-roading and off-road racing park with hills, mud, rocks, and numerous miles of trails. It features a full sand drag racing facility, mud bogs, and obstacle courses like Holey Moley and Twisted. It also hosts several events throughout the year, including the Pumpkin Run & Haunted Trail Ride and Toys for Tots.
Photo: Bundy Hill
Hours of Operation: 9 am to 8 pm on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Location: 9960 E. Chicago Rd, Jerome, MI 49249
Cost of Admission: $20 per driver, $10 per passenger age 13+, $5 per passenger age 6-12, free for passengers under 5 years, $30 for one 2-day driver pass, $150 for a 10-visit punch pass
Types of Vehicles Allowed: All vehicles allowed except 3-wheeled ATVs
Located just two miles north of Jerome in Somerset Township, Bundy Hill is a 350-acre off-road park where your ATVs, Jeeps, bikes, 4×4 rigs, crawlers, and other off-road vehicles will feel right at home. The park features a bit of everything, ranging from rock crawls and wooded trails to steep hills and hood-deep water. Bundy Hill also takes pride in being alcohol free and family-friendly.
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