Calling all ATV enthusiasts! With more than 900 miles of ATV trails throughout Pennsylvania, get ready to buckle up for some incredible heart-pumping, off-road adventure. PA’s state forests provide almost 265 miles of designated ATV trails with a variety of terrain guaranteed to produce the adrenaline rush that comes from an epic ride, while many private trails offer ATV tours in PA well into the fall. Before the summer riding season ends, be sure to check out these thrilling ATV tours and experiences throughout PA.
1. Mines & Meadows ATV/RV Resort
For a truly epic and unique ATV experience, visit Mines & Meadows ATV/RV Resort to travel 250 feet underground to ride in total darkness guided only by your headlights as you explore a labyrinth of trails and three-acre underground lake of the abandoned limestone mines near Pittsburgh. The fun continues aboveground with close to 85 miles of trails on 877 acres where rides of all skill levels can challenge themselves on this ATV tour near Ohio.
2. Elk County Riders ATV Trail of Dreams
Strap on your helmet and hit the trails throughout Kersey on the Trail of Dreams. An initiative of the non-profit organization Elk County Riders ATV, the group’s goal is to connect communities with local ATV routes to showcase Pennsylvania’s awesome recreational opportunities. Check in often for exciting updates about ongoing trail additions and route extensions.
3. ATV Riding in Allegheny National Forest
Enjoy 100+ miles of trails designated for ATV riding throughout the Allegheny National Forest. Beginners can steer their way along the Timberline Trail while experts can tackle the Rocky Gap south loop. Be mindful of the designated trails and follow all rules of the riding experience.
4. Susquehannock ATV Trail
With an “Easy Difficulty Level” rating, the 43-mile Susquehannock ATV Trail is perfect for beginning ATV riders and enthusiasts alike. The trail is open for summer riding (that ends in late September) and features several interconnecting loops throughout Susquehannock State Forest. Access the trail at the Sunken Branch, Route 44, Rock Run, or Lyman Trailheads for a fun-filled day of adventure!
5. Rock Run Recreation Area
Riders of all levels and all kinds of off-road-vehicles can strap in for a day of fun and spectacular scenery at the Rock Run Recreation Area. With 140 miles of trails across 6,000 acres of land, four-wheelers, dirt bikes, and jeeps all have plenty of room to explore the area’s rolling green trails. Experienced riders are invited to tackle Rock Run’s black diamond trails. Regardless of skill level, be sure to stop along the way and take in the spectacular views from atop the Allegheny Mountains.
6. Mountain Ridge ATV Park
With a kids track, MX track, drag strip, hill climbs, night rides, mud bogs covering a range of terrain, 150 miles of trails, and 40 miles of single track, the good times just keep rolling at the 3,000-acre Mountain Ridge ATV Park. A top place for ATV tours in PA with campsites and rustic cabins available to rent and a brand new PA skills game room, be sure to book your reservation to ensure a day (or more!) of fun!
7. ATV at Quiet Oaks Campground
Atop a beautiful hilltop, the Quiet Oaks Campground provides an exceptional ATV experience for its guests and other visitors along breathtaking northcentral PA trails. As you ride through the area’s forests, fields, and hillsides, keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, wild turkeys, fishing streams, and seasonal wildflowers. No worries if your ATV is in the shop or you simply want to try ATVing without the investment. Their new onsite ATV rentals will have you out on the trails and enjoying the great outdoors in no time!
8. Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tour
Enjoy the beauty of the Pocono Mountains with a fun, off-roading adventure from Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours. Delighting customers for more than 55 years, climb aboard their UTVs for one of their scenic, guided ATV tours that takes you through beautiful woodlands and on an adrenaline-pumping trip through the challenge course on the property of the famed Pocono Raceway. You might even get to see race cars go flying by as you peer over the racetrack wall! Located near some of the region’s top resorts including Camelback, Kalahari, and Great Wolf Lodge, this is one fun adventure you won’t want to miss.
9. Alvin’s Offroad Playground
Whether an ATV newbie or an experienced rider, Alvin’s Offroad Playground offers a fun-filled ATV tour of their 70-acre property customized to your skill level. Bring your own vehicle or rent one onsite for a one-hour ATV tour of the property. Experienced riders can conquer the trails on their own, while newer riders can follow an experienced tour guide to help them master the art of ATVing.
10. Rausch Creek Racing
Whether riding a dirt bike, ATV or UTV, become a member of the Rausch Creek Trailriders to enjoy full access to the 8,500-acre property of Rausch Creek Racing, including their weekly guided ATV tour near Harrisburg and regularly scheduled social/riding events. Not a member? No worries! The general riding public gets to join in fun events including the raffle run, dual sport rides, mototrials, and dealer demonstrations.
11. Piney Rail Riders
Explore western PA’s great outdoors as you ride along the Piney Creek railbed through Clarion and Jefferson counties. The purchase of a $10 day pass good any day during the season helps support the efforts of the non-profit club, Piney Rail Riders, as they work to preserve 23.7 miles of trail. Comprised of devoted ATV advocates, the group’s mission is to save places where it is legal to ride ATVs and UTVs respectfully in PA.
12. Whiskey Springs ATV Trail
The 50-mile Whiskey Springs ATV Trail in Sproul State Forest is one of the forest’s two designated ATV trails. Open to ATVs and side-by-sides, discover several play pit areas along your journey left from previous mining activity. You’ll want to make pitstops during your adventure to take in the beautiful sights along the trail.
13. Bloody Skillet ATV Trail
The Bloody Skillet ATV Trail is Sproul State Forest’s second designated ATV trail offering riders a variety of trail riding experiences including trails through deep forestland, across re-vegetated and unvegetated former strip mines, and along forest roads. Watch for roaming wildlife such as deer, black bears, and wild turkey on this 38-mile ATV tour in PA, which is a must-do the next time you find yourself in central PA.
14. The Lannding
Outdoor enthusiasts will have a field day at The Lannding in western PA. Spend the day exploring the many ATV and OHV trails, participate in a bounty hole competition, and make your trip a getaway by booking one of their primitive cabins.
15. Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area
A top destination for ATVing, the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area offers a “full-throttle” off-roading experience for riders of all skill levels. Purchase a one-, two-, three-, or four-day, or annual pass to enjoy 8,000 acres of riding fun along hundreds of miles of trails, guided four-wheeler tours, and their state-of-the-art facilities. This eastern PA destination is sure to bring out everyone’s inner adventurer!
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