By Hilary Gunn
The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) came to the United States in the late 1960s as a means of bolstering off-season motorcycle sales. Over the past half century, the ATV has become an integral part of American culture, delighting extreme sports enthusiasts and all-around adventure seekers ever since. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re an experienced rider, the ATV courses of Pennsylvania are at your service!
The best option in the state for beginners, Lost Trails offers opportunities for non-owners to rent, and learn to use, an ATV. Experience incredible views of the Poconos, and develop a new skill all at the same time!
Over 140 miles of trail, and incredible Allegheny Mountain views, make Rock Run Recreation an ideal space for ATV enthusiasts. Get ready for rip-roaring excitement, glorious vistas, and a real sense of community when you visit this location.
Leave your worries behind and hit the trails at Mountain Ridge ATV Park. With terrain geared towards every skill level, this Reels Corner park is an exhilarating escape. Check the website for events like Poker Runs, Night Rides, and races.
Many places can offer the run-of-the-mill ATV trails off-roaders have come to expect, but Mines and Meadows is one of the few places that allows visitors to go off-road, and underground! Journey through abandoned limestone mines that feature spooky twists and turns, and even underground lakes. If you prefer to keep things topside, enjoy 84 miles of trails and almost 900 acres of nonstop excitement!
Formerly known as Pohopoco Tract, this summer and winter off-roading area permits registered Class II ATVs that are less than 58 inches in width and under 1,200 pounds. The area offers stunning views of the Pocono Mountains.
*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.