Do you want to find the best off road trails, off road parks, ATV trails and motocross tracks near you? Well if so, no matter what type off road vehicle, ATV, UTV or motocross dirt bike you have, if it was made for the dirt, you've come to the right place! My name is Andy Savidge and for more than twenty-five years I've been on the lookout for great places to explore.
My passion for off road trail exploration
started in my youth during the early 1970's. In the small town of
Hurst, Texas where I grew up, there was a decent amount of undeveloped
land left to explore. When we weren’t building makeshift forts and
tree-houses or exploring the labyrinth of underground drainage tunnels
under our town, my friends and I would spend time riding our bikes on the wooded off road trails near our homes.
As an early teenager I mowed many lawns to save up enough money to buy an old Kawasaki 90cc dual purpose dirt bike from the early 1970’s. That old motorcycle was a total piece of junk by today's standards. Since it was street legal it gave me a sense of freedom I had never experienced before. I had so much fun riding deep into the woods and exploring places I'd never been before.
In spring of 1986, a few months after turning eighteen, I bought a used
1982 Honda CR480 motocross dirt bike. Man, that old Honda dirt bike was
a beast! By this time in my life I was fortunate enough to have a car
too, a 1973 Ford Grand Torino. I purchased a small utility trailer and
began towing my Honda CR480 to undeveloped rural areas around the Fort
Worth area to ride.
Back in the 1980 the idea of private motocross tracks and off road parks open to the public in this part of Texas was kind of a new concept. There were few legal areas to ride back then. While I did frequent places such as Marshall Creek, known today as Trophy Club Park at Lake Grapevine, and Mosier Valley MX Park in Euless, Texas most of my riding was done on private land without permission.
Accessing private land without permission or other forms of illegal off road trail riding is not something I engage in or condone these days. Given the number of motocross tracks and off road parks open to the public today there really is no excuse to break the law.
By the time I was twenty-one my passion turned to 4x4 off road vehicles. My first 4x4 was a used metallic blue 1987 Suzuki Samurai. I wheeled that little Samurai hard for several years. It was bone stock with all-season tires. It never let me down and never disappointed. I explored many off road trails and dirt road with my little Sami.
By my late twenties and early thirties marriage and my responsibilities to my family became the priority. I sold my Suzuki Samurai and bought a 1982 Dodge 4x4 pickup. This four wheel drive truck was great for hunting and camping and served us well for many years. Some of my fondest off road memories are of that old Dodge truck and the times I spent exploring Colorado off road trails near Pagosa Springs with my family.
In my mid-thirties I purchased a Kawasaki KLR650 and later a Suzuki DR650. Each of these motorcycles were dual purpose street legal dirt bikes and they performed well on the street. The compromise with these machines is their ability to perform well off road in the dirt. The Suzuki DR650 was much more capable off road than the Kawasaki but still had limitations over a purpose built motocross MX dirt bike.
As I approached forty my income had reached the point that it allowed me to indulge an off road fantasy I’d had for years, a Jeep!
In 2008 I purchased a silver 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ. It was bone stock and only had 52,000 mile on it. It was in beautiful condition. And so started the most recent chapter of my off road journey, the love of Jeeps!
I took my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on many off road adventures and camping trips. One of my fondest memories of that Jeep was the time I took my two daughters to Mena, Arkansas to wheel at Wolf Pen Gap. We camped out and found many off road trails to wheel in the Arkansas mountains.
My Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was fun. However, after a couple of years my desire for more extreme off road driving had exceeded the capabilities of my stock Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
After figuring out how much the needed modification would cost to make my Jeep more trail capable I decided to sell my silver 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LJ. I immediately purchased a black 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon TJ with 54,000 miles on it. Much like my unlimited, it was bone stock and in pristine condition.
While my new Rubicon was much more capable off road in stock trim compared to my unlimited I soon found it needed upgrades. Fast forward to today.
My black 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is now mildly modified with a 4 inch lift and 33 inch tires. I always drive it to and from the trails and until recently it was my daily driver.
So now that you know a little bit about me and my off road story let me explain to you why I created this website. I created this website for you, the off road enthusiast.
In recent years I turned to the internet to search for places to wheel. I was always looking for jeep trails near me. Much of what I found on-line was either incomplete or even worse, subscription sites. If you've ever wasted money on a subscription trail finder site you are not alone. They suck! So I decided to do the research and provide the information for free on-line. Keep in mind I’m not a web designer and this site is always a work in progress. I’m always adding new trails and new states so keep checking back.
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So don't spend another weekend driving around burning your expensive gas looking for cool places to wheel. I've spent countless hours researching every ATV trail, off road park, motocross track and public land access in existence to ensure you have all the information you need to make the most of your next off road trip!
So what are you waiting for? Go find a trail and begin your next adventure!