Best Groomed, Winter Fat Tire Biking Trails in Northern Michigan

Over the past few years, Winter Fat Tire Biking in Northern Michigan has been booming.  So much, that many of our regional trail networks are now purchasing and maintaining a sophisticated network of trails specifically designed for winter fat tire riding.  We have outlined this comprehensive list of trails here.


Top Groomed, Winter Fat Tire Trails:

The “Essential 9”
Winter Fat Tire Checklist

  1. Navigation (compass or gps)
  2. Sun Protection (yes, even in the winter) with Eye protection – sunglasses/goggles
  3. Spare Tube & Pump/Air Shot
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First Aid Kit
  6. Layers of breathable clothing
  7. Multi-tool
  8. Nutrition
  9. HYDRATION!

Access the top groomed, winter Fat Tire trails

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Ludington School Forest

Crystal Mountain Resort Trails

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Manistee Non-Motorized Trail Park

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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.