The Bluegrass State of Kentucky is best known for its horses and its Bourbon, but did you know the rolling hills and glacial features also make it a popular destination for ATV trails?
ATV Riding in Kentucky
In general, ATV’s are not street legal in Kentucky. They may only be ridden on public roads when it’s necessary to cross a road to stay on the trail, or in other special circumstances.
Explore more than 150 miles of multi-use trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The forest encompasses 21 counties of Southeast Kentucky, with over 700,000 acres of land set aside for recreation and preservation.
Along the border of Kentucky and Tennessee, Land Between the Lakes has 170,000 acres of land set aside for recreation. It’s a popular spot for boaters, hikers, campers, and fishermen. For OHV’s and ATV’s, there’s the Turkey Bay OHV Area.
This private ATV park near the West Virginia border has over 100 miles of trails scattered across 7000 acres. Rush-Off-Road is open to ATVs, side by sides, motorbikes, and 4WD vehicles.
This family-friendly off-road park offers over 2,000 acres of forested land in Southeast Kentucky. Wildcat Adventures has over 100 miles of trails, with something for every experience level.
Near Kentucky’s famed Red River Gorge, Hollerwood Park has 2,500 acres of scenic trails. This is some of the best scenery in Kentucky, and some of the most challenging OHV trails.
Located along the scenic Kentucky Great River Road National Scenic Byway, Wrights Area 252 Riding Park has12 miles of trails on the Mississippi River, just outside the town of Burkley.
This park near Morehead Kentucky has 600 acres for all kinds of machines to explore. Dirty Nasty Off-Road Park is one of Kentucky’s newer ATV parks, and it’s only open on Saturdays.