We live in a country that is not only large but very diverse when it comes to climate and terrain. There are countless trails that are perfect for ATVers and dirt bike riders. Chances are that you can find plenty of off-road trails near where you live or within a short driving distance. We’ve chosen to share only trails that have become popular amongst riders because they are ideal. So, if you get bored with your usual playground and want to check out an entirely different scenery while riding your toys, these are our favorite spots. Enjoy and ride safely!
Glamis is probably the most well-known one on this list. Located in Southern California, the Imperial Sand Dunes are what make this town famous. All kinds of riders visit Glamis because of the 40 miles of sand dunes, which are a mixed bag of easy, moderate and difficult trails. One dune, called Oldsmobile Hill, is where sand racing happens and thousands gather to watch. Glamis becomes unbearably hot in summer, so plan to visit in early spring or fall. If you own an RV, you’re in luck because there are several campsites near the dunes, which also include public bathrooms.
Moro Plantation, Maine
In northern Maine, there is a lodge called Katahdin Lodge, which offers access to the Arastook County ATV Trails and the Maine Interconnected Trail System (ITS). There are only spots for 25 lodgers, so make your appointments early so you can ride over 1,000 miles of beautifully scenic trailss. There are drastic changes as you ride along the terrain, so you will never get bored during your excursion. There are also wildlife sightings of bear and moose, which is always fun, especially when you’re in a fast vehicle. If you like ATVing in snow, there’s no better place to be than here in winter.
Marble Falls, Texas
Hidden Falls Adventure Park is a must-see if you’re in Texas. If you have an ATV it’s hard to believe you haven’t visited yet. This park is an off-road gem consisting of 240 miles of trails which are all rated by difficulty. Bring your ATV, UTV motorcycle or truck and you can have the time of your life here, where the dirt is soft in parts but hard and rocky in other areas of the trail. Not only is riding out here amazing, but Hidden Falls is also very scenic. Here you’ll find natural springs and waterfalls (jump in to clean off the dirt?). Many riders also take part in hiking, fishing and mountain biking. There’s also a shooting club right in Hidden Falls that offers courses. If you need full amenities in your RV, you have a choice of dry camping or full hook ups. There are RVs for rent here as well, along with cabins and bunkhouses. ATV and dirt bike rentals are offered at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, so if you’re taking a buddy who’s never ridden before, this may just be the place for you.
Even the name is poetic. Oceano Dunes used to be called Pismo Beach but it’s still 3600 acres of beach, nearly half of which are open for ATV and OHV riding. This is the only place in California where you can drive your truck or motorcycle out to the sand and pick a place to set up camp. The views here are beautiful, even if the dunes don’t compare to the ones in Glamis. This is a great place to go if you’re a rider looking to escape the oppressive heat of Southern California’s summers. There are lots of shops and venues nearby where you can bowl or have drinks. During the day, though, it’s all about riding, surfing, swimming and fishing. If you’re into horseback riding, you can also find that here. Hopefully, your RV has a bathroom because you won’t find anything more than old-school outhouses here. There’s always the option of staying in a nearby hotel!
Red-rock trails and lots of national parks are what Moab, Utah is best known for. It’s a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts in general, but for riders, there’s no beating the hundreds of miles of OHV trails. Many of these trails are public land while others are not, so make sure you have the right insurance, which may be required in some areas. There’s something in Moab for everyone: amazing scenery, challenging trails, and even easy-going rides. Note: some terrain requires 4×4 capabilities to cross, so make sure you don’t wander off somewhere and get stuck! If you’ve got an RV, parking at one of the national parks is probably the best bet, but make reservations in advance. There are also plenty of motels and hotels catering to tourists who love riding as much as you do.
Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
The Baumgartner trails in this forest are known to offer amazing riding adventures. Located alongside the South Fork Boise River, this terrain has incomparable views as you take on hundreds of miles of ATV and single-track motorcycle trails. The ATV trails are less daredevil-ish than the motorcycle ones and a moderately experienced rider should be fine out here. There are several campgrounds in the area that cater to RVers. You’ll also find lodgings about 30 miles away (this is the forest, remember), so make sure to reserve in advance. If you’re up for a challenge, the Baumgartner trails should be at the top of your travel list, even if you have a half hour drive every day from the hotel.
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