Best Biking Nature Trails

Great Family Friendly rides in the woods on your mountain bike are what this region is all about.  Here you will find some of the top trails in the region that take you over easy going terrain that is ideal for the entire family and kids of all ages and experience levels.


Top Family Friendly mountain/fat tire trails in the woods

Each of the following trails are really well marked and have loop configurations, so no staging of another car is needed making it ideal and easy on the entire family.

The “Essential 9”
MTB/FAT Checklist

  1. Navigation (compass or gps)
  2. Sun Protection
  3. Spare Tube & Pump/Air Shot
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First Aid Kit
  6. Portable Rain Gear
  7. Multi-tool
  8. Nutrition
  9. HYDRATION!

Access the top Family Friendly MTB/Fat Tire trails in the region

Click on a marker to select and learn more about the trail.

Arcadia Dunes Trail Networks

Big-M Recreation Area Trail Network

Mackenzie Trail Network

Ludington School Forest

Lake Michigan Recreation Area

Manistee Non-Motorized Trail Park

Betsie River Pathway

Unplug. Explore. Michigan's Great Outdoors.

The Michigan's Great Outdoors collaborative consists of five Northern Michigan counties all working together to promote tourism in the region.  With so many hiking, biking, winter sports, and ORV trails in the region that dynamically connect these counties, this site is devoted to educate the first-time visitor to the region looking to explore the great outdoors for the first time.  We welcome you to browse this site and explore all this region has to offer.