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Off-Road Trails: Arkansas

Diversity and fun times – Arkansas offers a little bit of everything

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Arkansas includes some breathtaking scenery that pretty much covers the entire state. Lakes, rivers, and off-road areas dot the state and ensure that every person gets their dose of adrenaline-pumping fun throughout the year.

Many of the off-road parks and recreation areas are near major cities, so your access to food, refreshments, and supplies is only a hop, skip, and jump away. Expect many of these diverse riding areas to also have RV and camping spots available, giving you full time access and the ability to stay for multiple days at a time.

Destination Yamaha

If you are looking for an off-road adventure in Arkansas but you don’t feel like towing an ATV or UTV all the way there, Destination Yamaha has a location in here. Take advantage of the experience by renting a machine and getting everything you need for an amazing off-road experience aboard a Yamaha ATV or UTV on some of the best terrain in the state.

Size 1,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Alexander, Ark.

Carter Off-Road Park

Size 1,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Alexander, Ark.

Carter Off Road Park is new to the scene and comes in with a big splash with over 1,000 acres to ride on. The terrain is a mix of hill climbs, woods trails, mud pits, and man-made obstacle courses. With the nearby town of Alexander providing all of your riding essentials, you can’t go wrong with this riding area. The nearby town, allotment of terrain, and yearly events make this a go-to place in Arkansas!

Size 1,254 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hot Springs, Ark.

Hot Springs ORV Park

Size 1,254 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hot Springs, Ark.

The Hot Springs ORV Park is open year round and ready to deliver a thrilling adventure. This park consists of a variety of trails that encompass the 1,254 acres of open area. Are you interested in rocky hill climbs or mud riding? Great! Those types of terrain mold right in with the wooded trails that encompass the park. The nearby town of Hot Springs has all of the amenities you could need, but the on-site camping, convenience store, and other feel-good items will keep you in the park and encourage you to stay for “just one more day”.

ATV Trails Arkansas

Size 1,800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Batesville, Ark.

Sandtown Ranch

Size 1,800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Batesville, Ark.

The private park of Sandtown Ranch is located right next to more state land, meaning the 1,800 acres of private property open up to even more riding area just adjacent to the property. Primitive camping dots the grounds so you can visit for more than just one day, and the trails have a bit of everything, including abandoned mines, creek crossings, and an underground river and waterfall. These are just a few of the features that are spread out around the land. Also easily traversed are the paved roads to Batesville, where you will find plenty of stores and amenities for your camping and riding needs.

Size 2,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Blevins, Ark.

Hillarosa ATV Park

Size 2,000 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Blevins, Ark.

Offering a UTV driver’s playground, Hillarosa ATV Park has over 2,000 acres of great times awaiting your next off-road adventure. Several waterways dot the area, giving you plenty of stream crossings to enjoy, along with the miles and miles of muddy trails. If you need any supplies while you are visiting Hillarosa, the nearby town of Blevins has limited supplies, so be sure you have most of what you need before you visit the park. This park is only open on weekends.

Size 2,500 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Kingston, Ark.

Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch

Size 2,500 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Kingston, Ark.

A recreation park that has more than just off-roading in it, Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch is a do-it-all spot for all of you adventure-seekers out there. From camping and hiking to bicycling and off-road driving, Wilderness Rider has it all. This is a great spot to bring families and friends for a few days of off-road riding and fun. Primitive camping dots the 2,500-acre ranch, and trails are characterized with forested hollows and scenic vistas. Could this be the ultimate off-road paradise in Arkansas? Nearly Kingston has a host of amenities for you to grab supplies that you forgot at home.

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