One of the most thrilling ways to experience the nature that surrounds you is on the back of an all-terrain vehicle. Across North Carolina, you’ll find designated areas and trails for off-roading with miles of space and awesome terrain. Before you head out, check out these five cool spots for ATV off-roading in the state.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, all can enjoy what Appalachians Outdoor Adventures provides. Open year-round, this venue allows for riders to venture in the Appalachian Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Prior to the tour, you are provided with time to get comfortable with your ATV. Throughout the day, you ride through trails of easy and medium difficulty, the group enjoys a picnic lunch, and you have the experience of taking in the scenery nature has to offer.
Designed for both trail bikes and ATVs, Brown Mountain OHV Trail has a total of 34 miles to explore. The only trail in the Pisgah area that is open to OHVs, the trail is highly used. Brown Mountain provides visitors a one-way trail system to travel. Purchase a trail season pass at $30 or for the day, pay only $5. Passes can be purchased from vendors nearby such as Cubbard Express, Craig Mountain Farms, Wicked Thunder, or at the Grandfather Ranger Station. Grab a pass and hit the trail from April 1 until Jan. 1.
Carolina Backwoods offers tours to those ready to have fun. Family owned, the park has been open to ATV enthusiasts for five years offering tours and overnight stays in the cabins. You can choose from “high n dry” or “down n dirty,” tours but either way you’ll want to bring a change of clothes! Ride for about two hours, get dirty, enjoy the scenery, and make fun memories. Not in favor of the Adventure Guided Tour? Seasonal Mini Rides are an option for any rider to ride about half an hour. If you are in search of a place to sleep, Carolina Backwoods has you covered with two cabin options to choose from: The Deluxe Family Cabin or the Frontier Cabin.
The park that never closes, Outback ATV Park of Scotsland County is the park of the people. Riders can enjoy a great variation of trails and mud. With a family-friendly atmosphere, the park is well kept, allowing you the best time. Bath houses are there to clean off after the muddy ride and the option to camp out is available. With over 100 miles of trails, and many friendly faces, stop by Outback ATV Park for a while and get some mud on those tires.
Located in Wayne County, Busco Beach and ATV Park provides riding for ATVs, and other recreational vehicles. Over 2,000 acres is open for riding, full hook-up camping, and a man-made beach for swimming. Open year round and available for riding at any time, the popular park has wide, endless trails to explore. If you want to camp out, primitive camping and hookups for RVs are accessible for campers. ATV rentals and repairs are available, too.
*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.