Maybe it’s the sound. Maybe it’s the excitement of the wind against your face. Perhaps it’s the rush you get when you start up your ATV and know you’re going to have a blast on the trail. Kentucky has plenty of cool spots for ATV off-roading. The more you ride, the more you learn about your vehicle. Let’s hit the trail and take a chance at discovering some of the finest places in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for your next ATV off-roading adventure!
Black Mountain in Harlan County first opened for business in 2005. The area of Harlan is a mountainous region of southeastern Kentucky with plenty of room to explore on your next ATV adventure. Black Mountain offers a yearly pass for $50 that gives you access to thousands of acres. You can also take a guided tour for $25, or go exploring on your ATV in the mountains using their color-coded trails. The trails vary from beginner to intermediate to advanced riders. If you want to see some of the old coal-mining country come to the Black Mountain Offroad Adventure Area.
Wildcat Adventures in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, is a family-friendly affordable spot to ride ATVs. The park boasts 1,600 acres of space. The fees for the day to ride your ATV are $15. Wildcat Adventures is a cool spot to take a day to rip and roar around on your ATV, impress your family and friends, and test the mechanics of your machine!
Dirty Turtle is a thrill-seeker’s haven and an adrenaline-pumping mecca in Kentucky. This off-road park is a great place to bring your ATV if you really want to have a lot of fun. Dirty Turtle has a lot of rules to protect you and other riders from one another, which in turn keeps the park safe for all participants. If you like the woods and mud, Dirty Turtle in Bedford, Kentucky, is the place for you. Though this off-road park is a lot smaller than most off-road parks (270 acres) it packs a mean punch for those of you ATV riders that like to get a little muddy.
Pumpjack in Columbia, Kentucky, offers multiple trails on its 1,250-acre course. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg either with an admission fee of $10. Pumpjack also offers camping for $10 a night. This cool spot for ATV off-roading adventures is touted as having some of the best trails in Kentucky. Check out the events going on throughout the year to see other riders put their skills to the test.
Rush Off-Road will certainly live up to its name when you take your ATV to this cool spot. With 7,000 acres to choose from, you can get your ATV wide-open and cruise all day long. There are over 100 miles of trails to ride, crawl or jump. This is one of the biggest and best parks to ride an ATV in Kentucky. The best admission would be a season pass which will set you back only $85. Trust us, you’ll want to come back again and again. You can also do a weekly pass which is only $35 or a day pass at $25.
*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.