A family-friendly ORV/OHV scenic ride has been created through a collaboration between the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau and many local partner organizations utilizing open Wexford County and US Forest Service roads.

This is not a “Route” or “Trail” as designated by the US Forest Service or the MDNR. It is simply a recommended ride to find great points of interest in the Cadillac Area and experience the beauty of the Manistee National Forest.

There are many more roads legally open to ORV use in the region, beyond the ones we recommend here. Pick up a copy of the US Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Map or visit the Wexford County Road Commission online for more information on roads open to ORV use.

We are currently working with our partners to establish turn-by-turn digital navigation through popular ride community apps like; OnX Offroad, Polaris Ride Command, AllTrails, and more! Stay tuned to this page as we we will be posting these offerings soon.

Explore More Riding Adventures in Cadillac

Discover our stunning landscapes where adventure meets tranquility. Whether you’re gliding through fresh snow on a snowmobile, rugged terrains on an ORV, or enjoying a bike ride through our forests, Cadillac offers an unparalleled variety of riding experiences.


Cadillac is known for well-maintained snowmobile trails and breathtaking views as well as connections to a larger network of riding across Michigan.

Reviving the MacKenzie Trail

Huron Manistee Nation Forest Recreation Specialist Travis Owens planning a reroute. Photo: Sam Hogg The MacKenzie Trail, located 15 miles west of Cadillac, offers over 10 miles of non-motorized trails winding through the hills and valleys adjacent to Caberfae Peaks...

Walk, Run, Hike & Bike – Here are the Top 7 Scenic Routes in Cadillac

By Dave Foley: Tired of running the same old routes? If you’re visiting Cadillac you can go out every day for a week, never take the same route twice and start each one within five miles of downtown.#1 Keith McKellop Walkway (2 Miles) Probably the best known is the...

4 Ways to Hike & Bike Your Way Through Cadillac this Fall

The Cadillac Area is surrounded by the National Forest and Michigan DNR Forest Areas providing over 500,000 acres of public land, along with over 200 miles of trails. We are fortunate to have dedicated trail clubs that work to maintain the integrity of our regional...

Out In The Middle Of Everywhere

Trail Riding in All Four Seasons: Snowmobiling, ORV, and Biking in the Cadillac Area

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Ready to explore scenic routes in all parts of the greater Cadillac area? Click below and get updates on our trail conditions, in all four seasons!