With summer fast approaching, many ATV owners are looking for new and exciting trails to discover during the warm months ahead. These trails offer beautiful views, camping amenities and fun terrain that will keep even the most seasoned ATV rider interested.
Bighorn National Forest
Bighorn National Forest, located in north-central Wyoming, has no entry fee and campgrounds without amenities such as water, electric or garbage collection are also free. The forest offers hundreds of trails that are open to ATVs and other off-road vehicles although all off-road vehicles must be 50 inches wide or less. In addition, all drivers must have a current State of Wyoming ORV registration decal. Riders will see some of the most beautiful mountain views and grasslands in the country while traveling on the trails at Bighorn National Forest.
Blacktail Wild Bill Trail System
Located in Flathead National Forest in Montana, the Blacktail Wild Bill Trail System is short but plenty of fun. The system has three trailheads that run for about ten miles and is open for two-, three- or four-wheeled vehicles as well as bikes, horses and hiking. Obstacles have been added although each have a bypass trail for beginners. Enjoy scenic vistas and mountain views throughout the trail.
Hatfield & McCoy Trails
The Hatfield & McCoy Trails in West Virginia are a corporation created by the West Virginia Legislature. The trails cover more than 700 miles in seven counties. Trails are open 365 days each year to ATVs, dirt bikes and utility vehicles. There are eight trails available that range in difficulty from easy to challenging. There are many lodging options ranging from full-service hotels to backwoods camping located on or near the many trails available in the area. Riders must obtain a permit that allows full access to all eight trails and are valid through December 31 of the calendar year purchased.
Little O ATV Trail
Located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest in Michigan, the Little O ATV Trail takes riders from flat to rolling hills, through forests filled with oak, maple and pine. There are several bridge crossings on the 41-mile loop and it is open from April 15 through November 30. Off-road vehicles must be 50 inches wide or less and all vehicles must display a valid ORV sticker from the State of Michigan. There is no permit necessary to camp in the forest although there may be fees to camp in designated camping areas.
The Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon is home to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The area offers campgrounds and staging areas as well as locations that are specifically suited for OHV use. There are ample opportunities to view wildlife, play in the sand and enjoy the beach at Oregon Dunes. In addition to off-road trails, visitors enjoy hiking, paddling and picnicking as well.
If you are looking for a fun, adventurous summer trip, pack up your ATV, Polaris accessories, camping gear and hiking boots and head to one of these fun and exciting off-road trails. Get back in touch with nature, enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun on your ATV with your family and friends.