About the Hungerford Trail Riders AssociationThe Hungerford Trail Riders Association (HTRA) was founded in 1990. HTRA is a 501c3 non-profit organization registered with the IRS. The majority of the Association membership include horse enthusiasts from the west Michigan region, but certainly has drawn members throughout Michigan and surrounding states.
Our purpose is to enhance and protect horse trails, increase rider participation, encourage volunteers, and provide activities for members and friends to network while utilizing the trail system. Hungerford Recreation Area is operated by the Huron-Manistee National Forest and is located approximately 7 miles West of Big Rapids, Michigan.
Members maintain over 51 miles of Beautiful Marked Horse Trails at Hungerford, situated over 6500 acres of National Forest System Lands. The scenic trails go through heavily forested areas of oak, maple, aspen, and red &white pine. Parts of the trails are suitable for less experienced riders, while other segments offer a more challenging experience. The 'Beaver Pond' located on trail #18 on the west side is a perfect spot for the horses to drink.
Association Membership includes an annual or lifetime membership. Membership consist of individuals, family, youth groups, or clubs. Fees allows the association to work in conjunction with the US Forest Service for trail maintenance, campground improvements, enhancements, and special events.