4 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails Around Rhode Island

4 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails Around Rhode Island

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Looking for a little adventure? Nothing can supply that better than ripping through trails and forests on the back of a dirt bike. Off-road motorcycles provide the thrill of a motorized bike and the beauty of nature. If you’re an off-road lover in Rhode Island, explore the excellent spots in neighboring areas for a true adventure.  

1. Wrentham State Forest

Wrentham State Forest, about 25 minutes from the Rhode Island town of Cumberland, spans 1,024 acres across the towns of Wrentham and Plainville. Trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. There is also a designated loop for off-highway motorcycles. The loop is not too challenging, but be on the lookout for large rocks! 

2. Franklin State Forest

Franklin State Forest, near Franklin, Massachusetts, is located just over 20 minutes from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Situated in the Forge Hills Area, the forest covers 843 acres. This state forest also presents riders with a designated loop trail for off-highway motorcycles. Fly through the scenic forest and enjoy the moderately difficult, flat trail. 

3. Pachaug State Forest

Located in Voluntown, Connecticut, this 24,000-acre forest is the only public area to ride ATV and off-highway motorcycles in the state. Pachaug is just minutes away from the Rhode Island border. The area boasts many miles of trails designated for hikers, snowmobilers, equestrians, and off-highway motorcyclists. 


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4. Hopkinton-Everett Trails Area

While this location may be a ways out, it is well worth the trek! Located near the towns of Dunbarton and Weare in New Hampshire is the Hopkinton-Everett Trails Area. The trails span for 26 miles and are accessible to ATVs, UTVs (maximum width of 50 inches), and trail bikes. Mud season begins on May 23. Be sure to always check in before you head over there! The trails may close to the public at any time for flood control purposes.

*Note: Age restrictions, special licenses, and other requirements for off highway vehicles vary from state to state. Before heading out on your OHV, please consult your local regulations.

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