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Brimstone Recreation ATV Trails Guide

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Brimstone Recreation manages over 19,000 acres of Appalachian Tennessee wilderness with recreational ATV riding trails for all skill levels.  In addition to ATV/SXS trails, Brimstone also has an array of lodging available including RVs, Cabins, houses, and trailers. 

This ATV riding destination is located in Huntsville, TN, and has become nationally recognized as the “go to” for ATV riders and outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Huntsville is an ATV-friendly town so once you arrive, you can ride on back roads to and from the campgrounds and the trails.  You may also rent ATV/SXS, canoes, kayaks, and inner tubes for your outdoor enjoyment on New River.

Before you read all about Brimstone, I want to invite you join us over on Facebook on our ATV Trails Near Me page where we share videos, funny ATV mishaps, and other information about ATV trails all over the US.


Speaking of tips, here are just a few ATV accessories to think about if you are new to ATV riding or even if you are a pro.  We all like new toys, don’t we? 

ATV Accessories To Consider

In the meantime,  here’s a quick list of some of the very basic essential riding gear and accessories you need for a great time on the trail.

ATV Helmets– Choosing a good helmet can actually be quite complex. Obviously, you want an ATV helmet that is comfortable, but also safe and well-rated. The helmets listed below are all top-rated ATV helmet brands such as Bell or AGV and they are all DOT-approved. Read our Comprehensive Guide to choosing the Best ATV Helmets.

ATV Goggles- Sure I’m an eye doctor’s wife, but you don’t have to be married to an eye doctor to know you need to protect your eyes on the trail.  Mud, rocks, and even ATV parts can be slung at high rates of speed on the trail.  Even the smallest object penetrating the eyes at a high speed can lead to serious damage. Don’t skip this very important ATV accessory.

ATV Gloves– Again, this is more than just comfort.  The very second time my husband and I hit the trails, we were stuck in the mud for a long time.  Having good hand protection when you are having to work out in the elements can really come in handy. 😉

ATV Boots– You know I’m gonna talk about your shoes. At a minimum, you want to wear a sturdy hiking shoe or boot. I recommend a sturdy waterproof boot like our favorite Salomon Ultra 3 GTX for men  and these Salomon’s for women

Below is a quick reference chart for your to compare prices on these important ATV accessories.

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Brimstone ATV Park


With over 300 miles of trails at Brimstone as well as close proximity to the North Cumberland Wilderness Management Area, you are sure to have hours and hours of fun on these Tennessee ATV trails.

Brimstone Recreation ATV Permit Fees & ATV Rentals

Brimstone Riding Permit

The Brimstone Permit is required and will give you access to miles of trails and outdoor adventure. A valid land use permit is required for everyone riding the trails including passengers. 

For complete details and regulations go Brimstone website. Permits can be purchased online.

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Permit DurationAdult PermitChild Permit
1 Day$29.30$13.73
2 Days$47.60$21.05
3 Days$61.33$28.38
4 Days$71.40$32.95

Brimstone ATV Rental Rates

Brimstone Recreation has onsite ATV and SXS rentals for your convenience so don’t let not owning an ATV keep you from experiencing this amazing “Disneyland” for outdoor enthusiasts. 

There is a $500 damage deposit required on all rentals.  

Daily rentals are from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  Rentals include helmets and ATV wash.  

For your convenience, the following chart has the most recent published rates, but visit their website for complete details.  

ATV Type4WD 500 CCWolverine
Base Rate$140.00$190.00

*There is an error in the addition on the Brimstone Recreation page.  We have added correctly the prices they have listed.  Pricing may vary at the time of your booking.

Brimstone ATV Trail Markings

  • Green– Easiest trails range from old logging roads to gravel roads. Designed for beginners or those looking to relax.
  • Blue– Similar to easy trails, but with some ruts, washouts, steep climbs, and deep mud  
  • Red– These trails are for the more experienced riders and need to be ridden cautiously.  Brimstone says,

 “Great for riders looking to be challenged! Not for the faint at heart.”

Brimstone ATV Park Rules

All guests must check-in at the Brimstone Headquarters for RV and campground reservations, cabin rentals, and daily resort parking permits.

Please remember to adhere to all rules and regulations or you may risk immediate revocation of your permission to stay onsite as well as future entry being prohibited altogether.

  • All Brimstone Passholders must sport or own a “Brimstone key ring” while entering, exiting, and exploring the trails and facilities of Brimstone.
  • Brimstone Passholders, take note! You must stay on “marked trails only” or else risk facing the consequences: riding privileges suspended and/or revoked permanently with zero reimbursements.
  • No littering on trails, campgrounds, or cabin locations.
  • OHV riders should always operate in a responsible and disciplined way, considering the rights of other trail users. Any rider found to be careless or damaging property, or endangering others can have their riding privileges revoked temporarily or indefinitely.

You may visit their official website for the complete list of Brimstone ATV park regulations.

Brimstone ATV Park Events

Brimstone Recreation has two major annual events that bring in thousands of ATV/OHV enthusiasts from all over the country.

Brimstone Paragon: This is Brimstone’s premier fall event and is held every September. 

Thousands of OHV enthusiasts flock to Brimstone every September for races, thousands of dollars in prize giveaways, big name nightly concerts, and loads of fun. 

Brimstone Paragon 2022 will be held on September 16-17, 2022 and features Niko Moon, Warren Zeiders, Ben Burgess, and Elvie Shane as well as the Red Bull Stone Scramble.

Brimstone White Knuckle Event: Brimstone Recreation’s Spring White Knuckle Event is equally as impressive with stunt shows, obstacle courses, drag racing events, karaoke, vendors showing off their latest gear, and so much more.   

All of this finished off with great nightly entertainment and concerts. 

Places To Stay Near Brimstone ATV Park

Brimstone Retreats is the official lodging location for the Brimstone Recreation.  They have cabin and RV rentals. 

All lodging is supplied with everything you need for an amazing stay and easy access to the trails. 

The campground allows access to Trail #1 as well as many of the other Brimstone trails. There is electric and water as well as a dump station. Primitive tent camping also available.

The local hotels are limited in the Huntsville area, but you can find a list of the closest hotels here.

In the nearby town of Caryville, there is a Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn, but this is ~ 30 minutes from Brimstone.

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Dining Near Brimstone Recreation

The following home cooking small town restaurants make the top lists and have the best reviews in the area. 

For more reviews of area restaurants, go visit Tripadvisor.

Attractions Near Brimstone Recreation

We doubt you will have much time or desire for anything beyond riding while blazing the trails at Brimstone Recreations, but just in case, here are a few of the other fun things you can do in the area. 

Blaze More Trails in North Cumberland WMA

If the 300 miles of trails at Brimstone aren’t enough for you, then take your wheels for a spin in the nearby North Cumberland WMA on the Royal Blue and Sundquist riding trails. 

These trails are located about 30 minutes (Royal Blue) to one hour (Sundquist) east of Brimstone, but could certainly be included in a road trip to the area.

Visit Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

This is definitely one to add to the list while in Brimstone. Only 23 minutes away, this large recreation area is part of the national park system.

There are gorges, vistas, rivers, and hikes to be enjoyed. Want to go white water rafting? Ok!  Horseback riding? You got it!  Visit a historic mine? They have that too! 

Definitely plan on a day or two to visit this beautiful national recreation area.

Camping is also available in the area so it could certainly be added to your time in Brimstone or even be a base camp if you don’t mind driving a bit.  

As you can see, there is so much to do during a visit to Brimstone Recreation that you can easily fill up a long weekend or a whole week, but even a day blazing the trails would be worth your time!

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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