12 Best Off Road Parks in Alabama

With its mix of state parks offering access to OHVs and some well-maintained private properties, Alabama is an excellent destination for off-roading enthusiasts. The great thing about Alabama is that there is quite a lot of public land for riding on. There are numerous national top sights and some great places to get muddy, too. Of course, there is also a good selection of private parks offering some brilliant trails.

Where are the best off road parks in Alabama? Here are our top picks:

  1. Patawomack Adventure Park
  2. Talladega National Forest
  3. Morris Mountain ORV Park
  4. Top Trails OHV Park
  5. Kentuck Off Road Vehicle Trail
  6. Stoney Lonesome OHV Park
  7. Choccolocco Mountain
  8. Flint Creek
  9. Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad
  10. Indian Mountain ATV Park
  11. Southern Ridge ATV Park
  12. Hollytree Offroad

12 Best Off Road Parks in Alabama

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1. Patawomack Adventure Park

Located near Irvington, AL, Patawomack Adventure Park is an excellent location for ATV trails for all levels (they also allow all other vehicles normally, but check with the park before you go). This is a family-friendly park, and they open every Friday at noon for the weekend. They have their own Facebook group and organize lots of special weekends with events and contents for riders.

The park is seriously muddy – there are mud bogs and pits to rival all other Alabama off road parks! There’s also a 3.5-acre lake to cross, with some deep sections up to 6 feet.

You can camp here for the weekend, but facilities are rudimentary to non-existent: no electric or water hookups.

2. Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest has multiple OHV-friendly roads where you can play around while taking in the scenery. The 6-mile road 616, for example, is an easy gravel road winding through hardwood and pine forests at the base of the mountains, with several camping spots along the way.

NF-651 at Mt Cheaha’s base is another easy trail with access to the Cheaha State Park, Kentuck OHV Area, and Salt Creek Falls.

You can find more about the trails, access conditions, and the map to plan your time on the trails in Alabama here.

Cheaha State Park, Alabama

3. Morris Mountain ORV Park

This private off road park in Alabama is located near Delta, AL, and opens on the second and fourth weekend of every month. There are many different types of trails and rock gardens, an obstacle course, tight canyons, and mud bogs.

The owners also organize lots of members-only events. They’ve poured their heart and soul into maintaining the park, complete with detailed information on the trails and facilities before you visit. Check out each trail’s description here.

There are primitive camping facilities at the park if you want to stay for the weekend as well.

4. Top Trails OHV Park

If you’re looking for off road parks in Alabama, Top Trails will likely be the first one you find. And for good reason: they have a multitude of challenging trails for quads, side by sides, and single track bikes. They’re located at the foot of Alabama’s highest point on the old Coosa River/ Brecon Annex property, near Talladega, and cover more than 2,800 acres. 

The park also features a full-service campground with water, sewer, and power hookups, as well as a shower house.

The 100 miles+ of trails include even a kids Track and additional spots like an archery range and some primitive camping sites.

Top Trails is also top for events: live concerts, sponsored rides, parties, and more.

It’s open every Thursday to Sunday for a daily rate of $15 per person, with annual passes also available.

For great off road riding in Talladega County, here is where you’ll find some of the best trails for all tastes and levels.

5. Kentuck Off Road Vehicle Trail

Back on public land, this is one of the most famous free-access off road trails in Alabama. The trailhead takes you to four looping sections making up a total of about 20 miles of trails, maintained by the US Forest Services. The trails are multiple-use, so you’ll need to be careful as you’ll cross hikers and bikers, too.

The trails here open annually in April, and you can find out more about the rules and get a map here.

6. Stoney Lonesome OHV Park

Stoney Lonesome is an OHV park in Cullman County, set within 1500 acres with lots of trails, mud, and obstacles. The full suite of amenities on offer includes cabins, campgrounds, and shower houses.

Open all year round from Friday to Monday, the park accepts all vehicle types, from ATVs to dirt bikes to Jeeps. Check out this video to see what’s in store for you at the park.

7. Choccolocco Mountain

Another one of the top off road parks in Alabama, Choccolocco Mountain, is just outside Jacksonville and a top destination for all off-roaders in the state’s southern part. They have an extensive trail system that caters to all levels, so you can ride a stock four-wheel drive on easier trails or tackle severe obstacles in a modified vehicle.

The park sits within around 450 acres on rolling hills, surrounded by lovely woodland. You can camp, and RV hookups are available. It’s a family-friendly park with options for hiking as well.

Any off-road vehicle is accepted, and Choccolocco is open every weekend from 8 am on Friday to 8 pm on Sunday.

8. Flint Creek

You can find this multiple-use trail just off the 157 Hwy near Danville. For $3 per driver, you’ll have access to 16 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, sharing with hikers, horseback riders, and bike riders. Part of the Bankhead National Forest, these trails are very popular and known to be great for cruising or riding fast, thanks to the smooth, clear runs and banked sweeping turns. You’ll need to be careful of other users, though.

9. Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad

This park is a premier Northwest Alabama off road trail destination, open weekends, and offers many trails across 1000 acres of land. They have over 120 trails in total, from rock crawlers to mud riding. They accommodate ATVs and put on multiple events throughout the year, including hill climb competitions and live concerts.

Hawk Pride Mountain is open every other weekend, so it’s good to check their calendar before you go. Once there, you can rent an RV hookup spot or a cabin, and there is a shower house, a pressure washer, and an air station on-site, too. Primitive camping is available without prior reservation, but book for the cabins or RV spots.

If you come to spend the weekend at Hawk Pride Mountain, you’ll need to remember that no alcoholic beverages are allowed on-site, and you’ll need to abide by the park rules.

10. Indian Mountain ATV Park

Alabama off road parks are known for how friendly and approachable they are, and Indian Mountain ATV Park is no different. It’s a massive property with 4,700 acres of land, where you can ride ATVs, UTVs, and dirt bikes. Near the Appalachian Mountain range, you’ll enjoy unique scenic views here while also being able to camp, hike, and fish.

Several themed events occur year-round at Indian Mountain: competitions, music festivals, anniversary parties, tacos & trail rides, etc.

You also have the option to camp on-site, in primitive tents or RVs with and without water hookups, or on sites with full hookups. The park also rents cabins. You will need to get a trail pass (various options available) and also pay for a $10 weekly pass for catch-and-release fishing if you’re interested in that.

11. Southern Ridge ATV Park

Another huge property, Southern Ridge ATV Park, has trails over 1000 acres of land and over 100 RV hookups and primitive camping. There’s even a café in the park: Cedar Ridge Café is open every Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find dirt and mud here to suit any taste, and there are bathhouses and a wash rack for your ride, too. The trails can be quite challenging, including deep-water crossings, but will be very satisfying to complete, too.

12. Hollytree Offroad

The only offroad park in Alabama that’s open 7 days a week, Hollytree is in north Alabama, just near Huntsville in the Paint Rock Valley area. On their 800 acres, they welcome ATVs, dirt bikes, side by sides, rock crawlers, rail buggies, 4-wheel drives, and even horses.

The park also has many live music concerts and offers primitive camping and 6 RV hookups. They are located 3 miles from Paint Rock River, a popular canoeing spot.

Trails range in levels and are great fun, from rock crawling play areas to mud pits and more.

Conclusion – Off Road Parks in Alabama

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What are the top off road parks in Alabama? To summarize, here they are once more:

  1. Patawomack Adventure Park
  2. Talladega National Forest
  3. Morris Mountain ORV Park
  4. Top Trails OHV Park
  5. Kentuck Off Road Vehicle Trail
  6. Stoney Lonesome OHV Park
  7. Choccolocco Mountain
  8. Flint Creek
  9. Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad
  10. Indian Mountain ATV Park
  11. Southern Ridge ATV Park
  12. Hollytree Offroad

With its great mix of public land and massive properties with private off road parks, Alabama has so much to offer for off-roading. Head into the state parks and forests or choose a full-option private park with amenities, where you can meet other off-road enthusiasts and have an excellent time!

Kris Peter

Adventure seeker and off-road enthusiast. I love the thrill of going off-road and taking on the elements.

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