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Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment, commonly known as MI-TRALE (my-trail), is an alliance of multiple trail and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Our Mission is: To advance the safe and responsible use of multi-use trails for both motorized and non-motorized trail recreationists, by working towards the development, designation and interconnection of multi-use trails in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

MI-TRALE was founded in June of 2001 to band together both motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiasts who valued their environment and worked to carefully develop trail opportunities in the Western Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan for everyone to enjoy.  We started with less than 100 miles of trails in the entirety of the Western UP, and due to dedicated club members diligently working in concert with the Ottawa National Forest (ONF), the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Private Land Owners, elected State and Local officials, as well as many others, we are now responsible for maintaining over 585 miles of trails!

ORVs, Horses, Side-by-Sides, ATVs, Motorcycles, Kayaks or Canoes

Do you ride any of these? 

If so, then MI-TRALE’s Map app is for you!

Look for “Michigan UP Trails” in Google Play or the Apple APP Store on your smartphone.



First Responder Locator Signs 

MI-TRALE has partnered with the regional emergency services to develop a 5-county wide emergency locating system for the trails that MI-TRALE manages in the Western UP. The location of a 911 call can be identified by the 911 Dispatch Center using the location sign numbers. The objective is to reduce response time to the accident location. You will find the signs at major connectors and trail access points. If you require emergency services, call 911 and provide them the 5-digit number displayed on the sign you are at and follow the instructions of the 911 dispatch center. You may find other similar 911 signs throughout the Upper Peninsula 

An example of the sign