All set to go ATV riding in Pennsylvania? Not so fast! Before you head off to the trails, make sure to read this recreational ATV riding guide first.
ATV Riding the miles and miles of trails in Pennsylvania is one of the most exciting and thrilling activities that the state has to offer. So how do you start your adventure? Scroll down to find out all the information you need for a fun and safe off-roading adventure in the famous “Keystone state”.
A good place to start is by getting informed about the trails, ATV riding rules, etc. Use this article as your guide to ATV riding in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania is one of the best places to go ATV riding in the United States. Abounding with varied terrains which cater to ATV riders of all skill levels, where do you even begin?
Does Pennsylvania Have ATV Trails?
With millions of acres of public land, one of the largest expanses of green land from New York to Chicago, rolling hills, and dense forest trails, Pennsylvania offers plenty of opportunities for ATV riding.
Places you can ride ATVs in Pennsylvania:
- Public Lands and National Forests such as the Allegheny National Forest
- Private Guided ATV Tours
- ATV trails systems
- Private ATV parks & clubs
- ATV campgrounds in PA
From Lake Erie in the West to the Delaware River in the East, there are plenty of areas to ride your 4-wheelers in the state.
Not only do you get to sample some amazing ATV trails in PA national forests, but you’ll also be welcomed by many private parks which encourage you to enjoy the trails to the fullest.
Read our guide to the Best ATV Trails in Pennsylvania for our pick of the top places for Pennsylvania ATV Riding.
Is it legal to ride ATV on the Road in PA?
Pennsylvania ATV laws state that ATVs can only be driven on state-owned trails and roadways that are marked for that purpose. ATVs may also be operated on highways and streets in the event of an emergency.
Learn more about Pennsylvania ATV laws at Pennsylvania General Assembly official site.
Pennsylvania ATV Trail Maps
Most trail systems will provide you with a trail map when you arrive at your riding location. However, if you are a regular ATV rider and want a great ATV trail map navigation system, we recommend the onX off-road App membership.
You can also view Pennsylvania state forest ATV trail maps if you prefer to go off-roading in the state forests.
Can you ride ATVs on PA state game lands?
ATVs are only allowed on designated trails in Pennsylvania state forests. State forest roads, state parks, and state game lands are not open to ATV riding.
Fun ATV Riding Clothes
While protective gear is essential on the trail, it’s ok to look cute and share your wilder riding side with the world. I’m a big fan of ball caps and love this adorable “ATV hair, Don’t Care” hat from Sew Vivid Design on Etsy. Be sure to Check out all this cute ATV apparel.
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- Top ATV Trails Near Me in the Southeast
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- ATV Riding Clothes– Everything you need to get started
- ATV Trails Near Me Facebook Group
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