Alabama OHV trails are diverse and offer something for everyone
The state of Alabama has a large amount of off-road parks, perfect for new and seasoned off-road riders alike. Plus, the off-road parks are scattered all over the state. This plethora of parks makes it easy to decide where and how you want to get out for a weekend and enjoy some great family time while riding a Honda Talon. Life is better on a Honda.
A mix of terrains are found throughout the state, giving riders the opportunity to enjoy everything from smooth trails to challenging mud pits and hill climbs. No matter what terrain you like to ride in, every park in Alabama is family friendly and can be enjoyed with your favorite people right next to you. Many features of the Honda Talon lineup are perfect for these types of riding, and the fact that this SXS has a 6-speed transmission makes your trail riding experience that much more fun!
The area around Stoney Lonesome OHV Park is one of the best in the southeast, with abundant hills, descents, and opportunities for families to get out and ride for a day or weekend. The terrain here ranges from high speed trails to tight and twisted terrain. Mixed in are a few great rock climbs, perfect for those of us who like a challenge in the rocks. A sophisticated 4WD system like I-4WD on the Talon lineup helps in this terrain, providing traction to the front wheel with the most traction at all times. Stony Lonesome is great for SXS-loving families with its on-site cabin rentals giving you a spot to relax between off-road adventures. Nearby towns are scarce in this area, with only limited supplies in the nearby town of Bremen. It is best to try and bring everything with you to this riding area.
Located in northwest Alabama, Hawk Pride Mountain offroad park is open on the weekends (Friday through Sunday). With over 120 rock crawling trails at Hawk, those of you looking for a challenge will find it here. A vehicle with smooth, slow speed crawling ability will be key here, and the Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve delivers with smooth takeoffs and a Low gear that is built to take on the rock climbs. Don’t worry, though, if you have new riders in your group, as Hawk has easier trails that are suited to all skill levels and vehicle types. Hawk Pride also offers on-site accommodations, which include cabin rentals. Full hookups can be found for RV owners as well, along with primitive camping sites.
In southern Alabama, Boggs and Boulders is the place to explore with 1000 acres and 160 +/- miles of trails for all skill levels. Natural terrain in the area includes dry dirt trails, mud flats, caves, lakes, and a spring-fed “cool pool”. Camping accommodations include primitive spots, 10- & 50-amp RV campsites, and bunk house rentals. There is also an on-site Mud Pie Cafe for those who want a treat while out in the boondocks. Pine trees line the trails, and riders will find everything from flat trails to some tricky climbs and terrain. Open from Friday to Sunday on the weekends, Boggs and Boulders is located about 21 miles from the main city of Evergreen, Alabama, which will have all of your parts and necessities for camping. With an on-site lake and many sites to visit along the trails, the cargo box of the Honda Talon will store all of your trail gear safely and securely, especially with the built-in, strong tie down points.
Catering to all SXS riders with events throughout the summer riding season, Top Trails is an ideal riding destination in the north Talladega Country area. A full service campground with 25 sites and 50-amp hookups is now available, and for those looking for a bit more of the primitive camping setup, there is an open camping area as well. Top Trails has about 100 miles of trails providing a mixture of terrain, complete with climbs, mud pits, and two track trails. The sealed DCT transmission of the Honda Talon 1000R Fox Live Valve would be perfect for tackling the mucky mess of the mud pits. Being that this riding area is close to Talladega, supplies like food and fuel are close and easy to get to.