Legal Riding Areas in and around MARYLAND


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PUBLIC LEGAL Riding Areas in and around Maryland, sorted by STATE
(Note the MD/PA/DE/VA abbreviations)

Blue Diamond Action Sports and Entertainment Complex (DE) -
The only ORV park in Delaware, located at the convergence of U.S. 13 and Del. 9 on Hamburg Road in New Castle. It has motocross and BMX tracks, in addition to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) area, but no trail sections.
Plans for a 403-acre complex including paintball, miniature golf, amusement park rides, a convention center, a sports arena, an in-line skating rink and a 75,000-square-foot party zone.
Fees: One time yearly membership fee of $50, Daily riding fee for members $25 ($50-daily fee for non members)For info call 302-832-2999

Seaford MX park (DE) -
Hardpacked terrain, lots of jumps, sand, well maintained. Offers District 6 and 7 races, as well as M.A.M.A races
Fees: Practice days - $15.00 per rider and $5.00 gate fee. Daily rack rental available $250.00 (limit 10 riders); Membership available; Call Tom Morris Phone: 302-628-2654

The Landing MX (MD) -
Motocross practice tracks, from beginning Pee Wee riders to expert riders.
Over six motocross tracks in Easton, Maryland. Designed for all skill levels.
ATV's and BMX bicycle tracks are also included in their plans
Paid membership and day riding permits available. See their website for current fee prices.
For more information contact David Segal (410) 763-8164

Cedarville Road Riding Area (MD) -
A 70 Acre Farm 25 minutes from D.C. for people who want to have a fun, safe, secure place to ride
Bring dirt bikes, ATV, 4 wheelers, and go carts. Trails, ramps, jumps and open fields.
Fishing, camping, riding, playground
IF INTERESTED CALL MELVIN AT ( 240 ) 464-2564 or ( 240) 508-2186
9205 Cedarville Rd
Brandywine MD 20613
$25.00 Daily
9-6 operation

Wicomico Motorsports Park (MD) -
Family owned 300 acre MX park in scenic Southern Maryland.
We offer safe family oriented track and trail riding for quads and dirt bikes, featuring a child/beginner track with spectator seating.
Take Rt. 301 South through LaPlata and turn left onto Rt. 234 East. Go approximately 5.5 miles on Rt. 234. Follow the gravel road to the parking lot.
11100 Kingston Place
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Phone:301-934-6453 - Mike
$40.00 Daily

Bud's Creek MX (MD) -
Jonathan Beasley's track has Motocross and Hare scrambles racing action, with the SMDR club being one of the primary club supporters of events. Many clubs bring Hare scrambles races to this track directly off Maryland Highway 234 in scenic Southern Maryland
From the North, turn left on Maryland Highway 5 South out of Waldorf, MD. Continue straight on Highway 5 for 16 miles to Maryland Highway 236. Turn right on to 236 for 6 miles until it ends at Maryland Highway 234. Turn right on to 234 and the track is 1/8 th of a mile on the left.See their website for race schedules, practice dates, and fee prices.
Budds Creek Race Information (301) 994-9555

The Kitzmiller (MD) Riding area-
Kitzmiller is still open. The property was recently sold, but it is still open for riding. Our understanding is that 1800 acres of the 3000 acre tract is still available to ride on - bikes, ATV's UTV's, etc.
Come into Kitzmiller on MD 38 (Kitzmiller Rd) and turn on West Main St. and follow that until it turns into Shallmar Rd. Continue along the river - you will see a house with the Wolf Den sign- This is Sherry Brady's home - you stop in and register with her. If you get to the end of the road at the gate, you've passed her place. Hours of operation: Friday - Sunday 8am - 5pm. Monday-Thursday by appointment - see Sherry Brady.
Take a weekend and go camp and ride at Kitzmiller - it is also a good place for the kids to ride. About 3 hours from Frederick.
The fee is $20. per day, or $150 per year

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has permanently closed three of the State’s off-road vehicle (ORV) trails; the Green Ridge Trail at Green Ridge State Forest, Chandler Trail at Pocomoke State Forest, and Poplar Lick Trail at Savage River State Forest. See the following page for up to date information on all the DNR trails at the DNR ORV Trails Status page
Maryland does have some beautiful land to ride, and some wonderful people.  

 Visit the DNR at 349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville, MD 21536 (301) 895-5759 and let our rangers know who we are and how we feel. Savage River State Forest (MD) - is a very strong possibility that St John's Rock (Savage River State Forest) will be opened by the end of the year for limited riding. Check out the Meadow Mountain trail map, only one of the trails is open to motorcycles and ATV traffic. Trail Maps
Meadow Mountain -
Margroff Plantation Trail System - may only be used by two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles March 16 - December 14, except that from the end of spring turkey gobbler season to August 15, all public access is prohibited on certain trail sections.
Negro Mountain Trail - coincides with portions of the forest access roads through compartments and may be used only by snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, and may not be used by any ORV for the remainder of the year, except for conducting educational programs, safety programs or special events.
Garrett Trail System
Backbone Mountain Trail System
Piney Point Trail System

For extensive maps, directions, specific directions, and more information to Maryland Public Lands, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources public lands information site on the web at

Tasker's Gap, Edinburgh (VA)
The trail system is located west-southwest of Washington DC about 1.5 hours and totals about 23 miles. These trails are officially adopted by the Washington Area Trail Riders ( ) and is a MULTI-USE trail. Please be respectful of hikers, cyclists and two way traffic. If you encounter horses, pull aside and shut off your bike to let them pass, or make sure their riders have them well in hand before you pass VERY SLOWLY!.
Take 1-66 West to I-81 South to Edinburg/Rt. 675 exit east, then right onto Edinburg Gap Road three miles to trailhead on the right.
This is part of the trail systems in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests (VA)
These forest areas are available to ride, and being a member in good standing of the 
Washington Area Trail Riders , and the Shenandoah ORV Association is a big plus. These organizations help keep our right to ride in good standing with the forest service and District Rangers.
These areas are in the Commonwealth of Virginia
For map details, regulations and restrictions, visit the Lee Ranger district home page at
and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest ORV trails page

The Cove, Gore (near Winchester) (VA)
Always call ahead before you come - Willis McDowell (540) 858-2882
1500 acres of land in the back of the family property. Good family riding and also good hard enduro trail training.
WINTER RIDING - October through March (Every day)
20-30 miles of trails, some of it challenging to the beginner rider. Beginner to hero trail options with lots of hills and rocks. Plenty of good riding for all skill levels, but riders must take care to stay on the trail system and avoid main dirt roads, since the facility operates as a quiet family campground on the front of the property. Bikes must be QUIET and riders well behaved in the summer. VERY reasonable daily riding fee!!
Camping and snowtubing are available! Free trail maps.
Some dates and weekends are closed to ALL riding, call ahead!
(My personal favorite place to take my kids and ride.. these are WONDERFUL folks)
From the North - exit 317 on I-81 (Winchester VA), take Rt 37 south to Rt 50
Take Rt 50 West approximately 8 miles to Gore. You'll see a small sign pointing left that says "Gore" at Rt 751, turn left. (Follow the Boy Scout Camp signs) Go 1/2 mile, turn left on Rt 704 (Back Creek Road). Take Rt 704 for 4-1/2 miles to Rt 683. Take Rt 683 for 1/2 mile to the Cove entrance on the left. You will pass the entrance to the Boy Scout Camp on the right, bear left. Follow the Cove road for one mile to the Cove Lake and the Cove Headquarters.

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System (W. VA)
in West Virginia, Trail Status is at the Official Hatfield-McCoy website at
Introducing the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System -
Trail Head - Logan, West Virginia: On the side of a mountain that hugs the town. Arriving on South 119 into town, turn left into town at the stop light after you cross the Guyandotte river bridge in front of the Logan General Hospital. Go straight at the next stop light and bear left with the road into the mountains and the road turns into a dirt road at the top. A small arrow on a lone tree marks the trail head somewhere in there on a lone tree. Pay attention, you might pass it. There are two trailheads in Logan County near the towns of Logan and Man and one in Mingo County near Williamson. Each of these sections begins at trailhead centers which are being established. Annual and 3-day user-permits can be purchased on the Hatfield-McCoy website or by calling the office at 800-592-2217. Permits will also be sold at the trailhead centers from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tomahawk MX park (W. VA) Website address:
Near Martinsburg, WV, in Hedgesville. From US 81, exit 16W. 6.5 miles to left on Back Creek Valley road (Route 7), 2 mile to right on Tomahawk Run road, 1.5 miles to driveway.
8 miles of Hare Scramble track and 1.5 mile european style MX track featuring a 30' wide 14' tall 90' long tabletop.
Contact Chad Gochenour 304-582-8185 or Brian Weber 304-229-1059

Michaux State Forest ATV Trails - (PA)
ATV Trails of the Michaux State Forest, Near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
The Michaux State Forest ATV Trail is open for use during both the summer and winter season. Closed to dirt bikes year round, except for the Michaux ECEA enduro, hosted by the Southern Penn Enduro riders.
Adams and Cumberland Counties - 37 miles of summer trail. During the winter season the trail system is expanded to 42 miles by using some dirt roads that are gated during the winter. Part of the trail system is shared with snowmobiles when there is sufficient snowfall.
The trail is located between Big Flat and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Access to these are from parking lots located at Big Flat along shippensburg Road about 1 1/4 miles north of it's intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Online maps are available at

Restroom facilities and a pavilion are provided at the Big Flat parking area. Open Memorial Day weekend thru the last weekend in September. Reopens after deer season. Call to verify. Contact information:
Michaux State Forest
10099 Lincoln Way East
Fayetteville, Pa. 17222
(717) 352-2211

The Allegheny National Forest (PA) - ....has over 100 miles of trail designated for ATV use on four trail systems for:
The Marienville ATV/Bike Trail, (on State Route 66 east of the town of Marienville.)
The Rocky Gap ATV Trail (access from Township Road 3005, southeast of Warren),
The Timberline ATV Trail (access from State Route 948, north of Ridgway; also connects to the Marienville ATV Trail.)
The Willow Creek ATV Trail (on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir, just south of the New York State line.)
All of which have online trail maps at this website, along with other hiking trails maps.

Visit the Pennsylvania state forest ATV Trails systems - ....has over 10 approved ATV recreational areas listed, along with maps and more information about off road trails in the Pennsylvania state forests.

The ski resorts Big Boulder and Jack Frost has a brand new off road park opened late last year. Known as Traxx , it has 7 different areas, ranging from motocross to a 5 mile enduro course and is open year round.
See their web site for hours of operation, annual membership and daily access fees.

Tower City (PA) -
Tower City, PA has reopened under the management of the "Tower City Trail Riders".
They have access to 5000 acres in East/Central Pennsylvania near Exit 33 of Interstate 81.
This is not a free riding area, but it is legal. You must join TCTR first. Membership is not unlimited, and comes with several membership levels, some with exclusive campgrounds.
They do patrol the area frequently and will eject trespassers.
A great place to ride! For more info, visit their website

Raush Creek (PA) -
Club based membership riding, and day access passes available for motocross tracks. Located right down the road from Tower City, PA. 45 minutes north of Harrisburg, PA, Rausch Creek has several motocross and hare scrambles tracks and an infamous 10 mile rock trail.
Plans include a road course in 2002. Visit their website for more information
Phone - 570-682-4600 or 570-695-3864

Mountain Ridge ATV (PA) -
Over 2500 acres of trails with a mix of riding that will fit any riders style. From gentle rolling hills to extreme rock climbing, mud pits and hills that can challenge the best riders. With camping, both seasonal and daily with 27 campsites having electrical hookups, and a dumping station. Great fun and only $25 a day. Located in Reels Corner, PA, on Route 160 just South of the intersection of Route 160 and Route 30. Visit their website for directions and hours of operation, or Call (814)-279-3147 for information

Breezewood Proving Grounds (PA) -
Near the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania, on the western side of the state
Motocross tracks, woods trails, hill climbs, ovals, pee-wee tracks and camping.
Admission - $25 per rider, $10 per spectator Visit their website for more information

Rocket Raceway (PA) -
Located Located 4.5 miles from Three Springs, PA 2 miles off of Rt. 655, they have Motocross practice, racing and some trails. Fees start at $15.00. Track rental is available. Visit their website for directions to the track or call. Leave your dog at home.
For track information call Mike Lupey at 717-574-6590

For more information about riding areas in Pennsylvania, like Shade Mountain and Bald Eagle, visit the
Pennsylvania Area Trail Riders Association web site -
For Pennsylvania's Best ATV trails and maps visit the the PA ATV web page at 

Raceway Park (NJ) -
Old Bridge Township, NJ
Initially a drag racing course, now with Motocross tracks With motocross events on the schedule, you might find open practice days here.
Take the new Jersey turnpike north to exit 8 to route 33 east. 8 miles to Englishtown exit. route 527 North and right on Gordons Corner Road. 1/4 mile, left on Pension road. 2 miles to track on the right. Phone - 732-446-7800 or visit their website for more information

New Jersey Motorsports Park off road riding area(NJ) -
8000 Dividing Creek Rd Millville, NJ 08332
Located next to the Millville, NJ airport, opened up two great off road riding areas in 2014. Overnight camping is available so it's a good weekend retreat. MX Track and a fast woods loop.
The facility is only 50 minutes from the Delaware Memorial Bridge with a track for all your racing interests on and off road. They have paintball and are large enough for corporate events. Dave's best kept secret rural route - Program your GPS for Alloway, NJ. Once in Alloway, reprogram for the track's Dividing Creek Millville address. It's a casual drive and you will encounter more wild turkeys than traffic lights.
The NJMP facility also features two road courses, two go-cart tracks and a pub. High octane fuel is also available at their gas pumps. Call Main switchboard: (856) 327-8000, Guest Services: (856) 327-7202, Ticket Sales/Garage Rentals/Camping/Electric Sales: (856) 327-7256 ,Arrive & Drive Go-Karting: (856) 327-7213 or email Chris at INFO@NJMP.COM

Most riding opportunities in and around Maryland exist on private club leases, club members properties, and other private areas.   Here are a few links in and around Maryland to meet people who have legal access to personal private riding areas.
Join a Club!
Prince William Family Off Road Riders did the legwork necessary to arrange themselves a riding area. Check them out at
Potomac Vintage Riders -
Southern Maryland Dirt Riders -
Baltimore County Trail Riders Association -
Maryland Competition Riders -
Northern Virginia Trail Riders -
Happy Ramblers Motorcycle Club -
Middle Atlantic Motocross Association -
Delaware Enduro Riders -
Wolf Den Hunting and Riding club (Kitzmiller MD) Operated by Sherry Brady
Dutrow's Honda Road and Track Club -
Green Marble Enduro Riders -
To get emails about  private riding opportunities riders should join the dcoffroad email list group on Yahoo and sign up on the DAMN riders message board at     
..and last but not least, there are even more riding areas than I have listed here in PA, West Virginia and beyond which can be found at:

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