Tawas Area
Riding Trails


The Huron Snowmobile Trail, which connects to trails across the state, has five possible starting points in Iosco County:

1 - Grass Lake Road Trailhead

In Oscoda. Go west on River Road 1 to 1.5 miles, turn left onto Grass Lake. Parking area.

2 - Tawas Area Trailhead

Off Monument Road on the left, before Camel Road. Parking available.

3 - Sand Lake Area Trailhead

Off Esmond Road and Indian Lake Road, near KJ’s Restaurant. Parking and rest station.

4 - Liberty Road Trailhead for Huron Trail

Is north of Hale, off M-65 and Wickert Road. Trailhead is on Liberty Road.

5 - Old State House Trail

Goes west from Oscoda, parallel to Bissonette Road, and then angles northwest to King’s Corner Road on the boarder of Iosco and Alcona counties. There it connects (without a parking area) to many more miles of snowmobile trails in Alcona County.

Michigan DNR - Iosco County Snowmobile Map

Iosco County Parks & Recreation - Snowmobile Trails

Michigan Sledhead Snowmobile Trail Reports

ORV / ATV Vehicles

The Huron Trail in Iosco County is partially open to ORV’s. It heads west from Oscoda, with a southern stretch heading to Sand Lake. It can be accessed from US-23 or River Road in Oscoda. Both lead to Grass Lake Road, where the trailhead has parking space.

A shorter set of loops is also available off Bissonette Road, west of Oscoda. This trail partially follows the old state snowmobile trails, as well as offering separate trails around Indian Road and Copper Creek Area.

Iosco County Parks & Recreation - ORV Trail Map