Outback Riders Horse Club

Welcome to Oconto County

Outback Riders are proud to maintain over
30 miles of public equine trails in Oconto County.

If we are going to benefit from our natural resources, we must be willing to take action to protect them.

MACHICKANEE FOREST

DIRECTIONS (from Green Bay)

Take Hwy 41 North to Hwy 141 North.                           

Turn left on County Road E. Follow for 2.8 miles.
Turn right on Brehmer Road. Follow for 3 miles.
Turn right on Timberline Road.
Immediately on the left you'll see: Outback Riders Sign 

Follow dirt road (CFR 104) to trailhead.

TERRAIN

Wooded, mostly sandy, flat - some water obstacles

The trails lead through a variety of forest types including: red pine plantations, oak ridges, birch and aspen stands.

FACILITIES

Truck and trailer parking at two parking areas. Pit toilet at Timberline Parking Lot. Parking is also available on the wide shoulder of the road at the intersections of Brehmer and W. Stiles Tower Road. The OBR hitching post, mounting rocks and information kiosk are available at the OBR Trail Head!

Camping is allowed with a permit. There are 13 campsites located in the Machickanee Forest. Sorry, No Water.

Contact Bob (920) 834-6995
Oconto Parks & Forestry Dept.
for camping more camping information

Camping Permits & Detailed Information

BRIDLE PATH

25+ miles of clearly marked horse trails

Trail width: 10 feet.
The OBR Trails are OPEN April 15th - November 10th

COST

There is NO FEE to ride the OBR Machickanee Trails!

TRAIL MAPS 

Printed Maps are available at the OBR Trail Head Parking Lot at the kiosk and at several “You Are Here” map pedestals along the trail system. GPS coordinates posted.



OCONTO RIVER TRAIL

DIRECTIONS
(from Green Bay)

Take Hwy 41 North to Hwy 141 North thru the Machickanee Forest.

Exit Hwy 22 and turn right. Follow for .1 miles
Turn right on Military Road. Follow for .25 miles
Immediately you will see a black top parking area

TERRAIN

Fairly straight, flat trail - some heavily wooded areas. Always dry with good footing.

Reclaimed rail grade that you can travel East from Hwy 141 to Oconto and back

FACILITIES

Truck and trailer parking at Military Road location only. There is no parking in Oconto.

BRIDLE PATH

Approx. 8 miles each way

Trail width: 10 feet
The Rail Grade is OPEN April 15th - November 10th

COST

There is NO FEE to ride the Oconto River Trail!

LOCATION MAP (click link)

River Trail Description
If you head out from the parking lot, you'll first encounter a llama farm right along the trail. They are fascinated with the horses, but some horses don't share that idea. A bit further along is a long wooden bridge over the Little River. Beyond that is a two mile stretch thru a dense woods with no cross roads. You'll come to another parking lot, this is near the half-way point. If you continue toward Oconto, the trail goes thru more heavily wooded areas mixed with some fields.