By Alli Hill
There are some things in Alabama you just can’t enjoy from the highway. Maybe that’s why off-roading has become so popular here. Throughout the state, you’ll find plenty of excuses to stray from the pavement and enjoy a little adventure in the middle of nowhere. Of course, no off-roading experience in Alabama is complete without making a full day of exploring the local area. This mini travel guide will ensure you have an unforgettable off-roading adventure in Alabama.
Get your motor running with breakfast at the Daily Grind, Talladega’s favorite coffee shop and breakfast spot. Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and a bagel or breakfast croissant—you’re going to need plenty of energy for a day of off-roading.
There’s nothing better to fuel your need for speed than a quick visit to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Here you can tour three exhibit halls chock full of motorsports information and memorabilia, as well as the potential to tour the Talladega Superspeedway. The main tour usually takes just an hour to complete, giving you plenty of time to hit the trails afterward.
Your off-roading journey continues with a trip to Top Trails, one of the largest and highly acclaimed ATV parks in the state. With over 2,800 acres of trails and terrain, this place is called Top Trails for a reason. You can book a campsite here for a whole weekend of off-roading, or simply join the fun for a day adventure. This park has plenty for riders of all ages, including 100 miles of varying terrain, rock crawls, hill climbs, and a kiddie track to help young riders hone their driving skills.
After an afternoon of off-roading, grab a quick bite to eat at Fincher’s Real Delite. This local hot spot is serving up tasty eats like barbecue, catfish, and chicken fingers. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after riding the trails, and will keep you filled as you continue your day’s quest.
For reliable hospitality in a comfortable environment after a long day of riding, you can’t go wrong with the Holliday Inn in Talladega. Enjoy their King Bed Guest Room with black-out shades for sleeping late into the morning, free Wi-Fi, TV, coffee pot, and more.
Alli Hill is a freelance content writer and mom of two. She spends most of her free time exploring the great outdoors by trail or by kayak. She is also the founder and director of FreelanceSpeak, a blog to support other freelance creatives.