Off-roading Adventures Across the USA


Off-roading is a great way to take advantage of nice weather and experience the great outdoors.

The Department of Natural Resources defines an off-road vehicle (ORV) as “…a motorized vehicle designed for or capable of cross-country travel on land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or other natural terrain. Off-road vehicles include a four-wheel drive or low pressure tire vehicle; an automobile; a truck; a motorcycle and related two-wheel vehicles; an amphibious machine; a ground effect or air cushion vehicle; a snowmobile; and a golf cart.”

Most of the great off-roading areas in the western United States, but there are still some good places to go in the Northeast.  The two places you can go off-roading in Maryland are Savage River State Forest and Potomac-Garrett State Forest.  If your vehicle is registered with the MVA and you have a valid Maryland hunting or fishing license, there is no need for you to purchase an off-road vehicle permit for use of DNR public lands.  Check out for more information about off-roading in Maryland.

Here is a list of 15 other places in the country where you can go on an off-roading adventure:

  1. Adena, Ohio (Rumble on the Ridge)
  2. Harlan County, Kentucky (Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park)
  3. Oliver Springs, Tennessee (Coal Creek OHV Area)
  4. Attica, Indiana (Badlands Off-Road Park)
  5. West Virginia (Hatfield & McCoy Trails)
  6. Northern end of the Outer Banks in North Carolina
  7. Redington Pass, Arizona
  8. Rausch Creek Off Road Park, Pennsylvania
  9. Silver Lake Dunes, MI
  10. California City, Kern, California
  11. Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia
  12. Engineer Pass, Colorado
  13. Rubicon Trail, California
  14. Moab, Utah
  15. Barstow and Plaster City, California

Have you ever been off-roading?  Do you want to visit any of the places on the list?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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