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ATV/UTV Trails
Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails -

ATV/UTV Trails

Attention all ATV/UTV riders! The moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived. We are thrilled to announce that the Oconto County ATV/UTV trails will officially be open starting Friday, May 12, 2023.

This year, we have made several improvements to the trails to ensure that riders can enjoy them safely and comfortably. With over 500 miles of interconnected scenic riding, Oconto County is renowned for its diverse terrain and stunning views. Whether you are an experienced rider or a novice, we have something for everyone.

We encourage all visitors to respect our natural surroundings and practice responsible riding. By following posted signage, staying on designated trails, and reducing speed when approaching other riders, we can ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

If you need to rent an ATV or UTV, there are several businesses in the area that can help, including Little Tipsy, Gillett UTV Rentals, and Northwoods Powersports Adventures.


Safety For the Upcoming Season!

As ATV/UTV season approaches, we would like to remind you of the importance of safety while operating your ATVs/UTVs on the trail system in Oconto County. The first thing ATV/UTV riders should do when riding in Oconto County is to read the over-and-above restrictions that are in place for the area. It is essential to be aware of the specific regulations that are in effect for the county, as these may differ from other counties and states. Knowing the details of these restrictions can help riders stay safe, avoid fines, and ensure that they are following the law; click here!
We urge all ATV and UTV operators to exercise caution and be mindful of other trail users. Respect the right of way of other users and yield as necessary. Pay particular attention to blind curves, hills, and crossing traffic. Do not exceed the speed limit, which is posted along the trails.
Remember to wear the appropriate safety gear, such as a helmet, eye protection, and other protective gear, which is also important. Children should always be supervised when operating an ATV or UTV. All riders should be aware of the appropriate age requirements for operating a motorized vehicle on the trail system.
We hope that everyone enjoys the trails responsibly and safely. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hiking Trails
Machickanee Forest - Hiking - The trails are in good hiking condition.  The trails are not mowed.  

Horse Trails
Machickanee Forest - Horse - Oconto County Machickanee Horse trails are open as of May 16, 2023.

Please check the Outback Riders of Wisconsin Facebook page, for the most up-to-date trail condition information. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.