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Off-Road Trails: Indiana

Several off-road parks dot this state, which is known for its iconic races

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When I think of Indiana, I think of racing. Growing up watching the Indy 500 was a right of passage with our family and it’s been a source of entertainment for millions of people. What we failed to recognize or understand, though, is that there is so much more to Indiana than one race at one infamous track.

The state is home to many off-road tracks and riding areas as well and is a good attraction for those wanting to visit the area. Why not trailer your off-road vehicles, ride, and then check out the pros at the Indy 500? No matter how you slice it, Indiana is a great place for off-roaders to visit.

Size 800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Attica, Ind.

Badlands Off Road Park

Size 800 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Attica, Ind.

Located just an hour from Indianapolis Motor Speedway (just saying), this 800-acre park offers a variety of riding and terrain for everyone. Sand dunes, wood trails, gravel, mud, water crossings and rocky areas are available for riders of all skill levels. Be sure to check out the rock quarry / SUV park that is sure to challenge you. Grab your buddies and test your rock climbing abilities at the Badlands Off Road Park or stay with your family at one of the on-site cabin rentals.

ATV Trails Indiana

Size 750 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Laurel, Ind.

Haspin Acres

Size 750 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Laurel, Ind.

Rural riding at its finest! Haspin Acres Off Road & Motocross Park offers 750 acres of play space, featuring wooded hills and trails. Plus, if you’re in the mood for it, both ATVs and UTVs are welcome to test out the 300-foot loose dirt drag strip! Add in mud pits, hill climbs, and two motocross tracks, this place really does have something for everyone. The park is open daily and year-round, and also offers amenities like camping, rest rooms, fishing, swimming and more.

Size 1,200 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Dugger, Ind.

Redbird State Recreation Area

Size 1,200 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Dugger, Ind.

Redbird State Recreation Area was named after the Redbird Coal Mine, and consists of about 1,400 acres of coal mine land that has become a favorite ride spot for many off-road enthusiasts. This OHV area has offered riders so many great experiences; however, the land has presented some challenges resulting in a closure until summer 2019 to assist with land upgrades and construction, which will ultimately add and improve the current off-road trails. The area offers beginner riding along with technical terrain through thick wooded forests, down steep ravines, across rocky areas, and through mucky mud bogs.

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