The state best known for the Chesapeake Bay and the city of Baltimore still has a fair amount of recreational outdoor space including recreational ATV riding.
Are ATVs Street Legal in Maryland?
In general, ATV’s are not street legal in Maryland. You must have a title and registration for your ATV in Maryland, and you may not ride them on public lands unless specifically designated as an OHV trail.
One of the few public areas where you can find ATV trails in Maryland is the Potomac-Garrett State Forest near Oakland in Western Maryland.
Savage River State Forest is located near Grantsville, approximately 40 minutes from the Potomac-Garrett State Forest. Similarly, these trails have restricted usage, and are only open to snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15.
This state park near Oakland has recently opened to Off-Road Vehicles after an extensive land-use study of this former coal-mining area. Wolf Den Run State Park requires reservations and payment of a day-use fee or an annual passport.
This motocross park near Easton has a designated quad track for ATV’s, while the rest of the park has three tracks dedicated to motorbikes. The Landing MX Park is a fun spot for the whole family, as there’s also a PeeWee track for the kids.
This spot near Charlotte Hall Maryland is near several popular motorsports destinations. Wicomico Motor Sports Park is just a stone’s throw from the Maryland International Raceway, and Budd’s Creek Motocross Park.