Find (MD) Maryland Trails, Off Road Parks, ATV Trails and Motocross Tracks!

The best (MD) Maryland trails are waiting for you. Maryland is an extraordinary diverse and beautiful state. In fact, the topography of this state is so unique and diverse National Geographic Magazine once called this state, “America in Miniature.” The good news is there is always a state park, national forest or private off road park within a short drive no matter where you are in the state.

There are thousands of acres of off road parks, ATV trails, and dirt bike trails scattered throughout this state. That being the case you will find a variety of off road trucks, mud trucks, Jeeps, ATV's, UTV's, side-by-side's and dirt bikes while out on the trail in this state. The fact is, no matter what you ride or drive off road you will find fun and adventure on Maryland trails.

So what are you waiting for? Go find a trail and start your next adventure!

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Assateague Island Beach

Vehicle Types: 4x4

Address: 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811
Contact Phone Number: 410-641-3030

Description: Assateague Island has both it's Maryland and Virginia ORV areas open year round for off road beach recreation. The Maryland portion of Assateague has an ORV zone 12 miles in length, with a 145 vehicle limit. Each end of the island limits the maximum number of vehicles which can be on the beach at any one time. The Virginia portion of the ORV area has several miles open year round, but does close it's extreme southern region known as "the hook" from March 15th-September 1st for the nesting Piping Plover. The vehicle limit on the remaining 1.5 mile beach drops to 18 at that time of year. If any Piping Plovers decide to nest on that portion of the off road beach, there are by-pass routes that are set up to avoid the birds, but the area still remains open for the season. The 145 vehicle limit is reached early on weekends and often goes to a one-off/one-on system.

The off road permit is good for both the Virginia and Maryland ends of Assateague Island and there is a $70-$150 annual permit fee (depending on the type of access desired). There is no weekly or other short term permits. Off road vehicles must be street legal. Motorcycles and ATV's are not allowed. You will need to present your registration card. You need a low pressure tire gauge and it's recommenced to let the air out to 15 lbs. or so for the soft sand. There are air pumps near the off road entrance. A shovel, jack, a board to support the jack in the sand (12" sq. minimum, 3/4" plywood or 1&1/2" hardwood), and a tow rope or chain (substantial capacity, 10' minimum length) are also required. Fines are charged for each piece of missing required equipment. The permit is available through the mail (request 3 weeks at least in advance). It also can be obtained in person at the Visitor Centers.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, Princess City, Pocomoke City, Cambridge, Easton, Denton


Backbone Mountain / Burkholder Road ORV Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Potomac-Garrett State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, Maryland
Contact Phone Number: 301-334-2038

Description: The portion of Maryland Trail beginning near the intersection of Swanton Hill Road and Maryland Route 135 and running northwest in two branches to the Juvenile Justice Boy's Camp and to the boundary line of the forest may be used only by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during deer firearms season; and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles during the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season.

That portion of Maryland Trail beginning near the intersection of Maryland Route 135 and Maryland Route 38 and running northeast to the Juvenile Justice Boy's Camp may only be used by snowmobiles, and may not be used by any wheeled vehicle.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Budds Creek MX

Vehicle Types: Motocross

Address: 27963 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659
eMail: jonathan@buddscreek.com
Contact Phone Number: 301-475-2000

Description: The world-renowned Budds Creek Motocross Park is loacted in beautiful Southern Maryland. The natural terrain track has been home to some epic events including 125, 250 and 500 AMA Nationals and three World Championships. They also hosted the Motocross Des Nations in 2007.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Baltimore, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Lexington Park, La Plata, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, Owings, Chesapeake Beach


Laurel Run Road ORV Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Potomac-Garrett State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, Maryland
Contact Phone Number: 301-334-2038

Description: The northern portion of this Maryland trail beginning at the western boundary of the forest at Rileys Spring Branch and running eastward toward the Potomac River along Laurel Run Road to the intersection of an unnamed dirt road may be used only by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during the deer firearms season; and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles during the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Margraff Plantation Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Savage River State Forest
127 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, MD 21536
Contact Phone Number: 301-895-5759

Description:This Maryland trail may only be used by: (1) a snowmobile from December 15 through March 15; and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles during the remainder of the year, except that from the end of spring turkey gobbler season to August 15, all public access is prohibited on certain trail sections.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Meadow Mountain Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Savage River State Forest
127 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, Maryland 21536
Contact Phone Number: 301-895-5759

Description: The northern portion of this Maryland trail beginning at and running along East Shale Road (approximately 1/4 mile south of U.S. route 68) southward to the point where it intersects New Germany Road may only be used by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during the deer firearm season; and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles during the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season.

The portion of this Maryland trail beginning on the southwest side of New Germany Road and running south to Frank Brenneman Road may only be used by snowmobiles, and may not be used by a motorized wheeled vehicle.

The southern portion of Meadow Mountain Trail, beginning in Deep Creek Lake State Park, lies at the intersection of the Thayerville Fire Tower Road and the State Park Road and running in a northeasterly direction and ending on Compartment 77 may be used by snowmobiles, and may not be used by a motorized wheeled vehicle. A snowmobile may be unloaded either at designated Deep Creek Lake State Park parking lots or the New Germany State Park/Savage River State Forest maintenance parking lot if the snowmobile is driven directly to Meadow Mountain Trail on the designated access trails provided.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Piney Mountain ORV Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 / ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Potomac-Garrett State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, MD
Contact Phone Number: 301-334-2038

Description: The Piney Mountain Trail beginning at the Sang Run-Cranesville Road and ending at the intersection of the Piney Mountain Road and the unnamed dirt road may only be used by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during deer firearms season; and (2) two wheel and four wheel vehicles the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season. The western half of the loop may be used by snowmobiles only, and may not be used by any motorized wheeled vehicle.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Snaggy Mountian ORV Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Potomac-Garrett State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, Maryland
Contact Phone Number: 301-334-2038

Description: That portion of this Maryland trail beginning at Cranesville Road and running south along Snaggy Mountain Road/Hutton-Switch Road to the bridge at the head of Herrington Lake may be used only by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during deer firearm season; and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season. That portion of the trail forming the eastern side of the northern loop beginning and ending at the points where the loop leaves the part of the trail running along Snaggy Mountain Road/Hutton-Switch Road, the southern portion of the trail beginning at the bridge at the head of Herrington lake to the trial's end, and the trail connecting at midway the northern loop to the southern portion of the trail may only be used by snowmobiles and may not be used by any motorized wheeled vehicle.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


Wallman Road ORV Trail

Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Address: Potomac-Garrett State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, Maryland
Contact Phone Number: 301-334-2038

Description: The eastern portion of this Maryland trail beginning at the western boundary of the forest at Rileys Spring Branch and running southward along Wallman Road to the boundary of the forest near Wallman may be used only by: (1) snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15, except during the firearms season: and (2) two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles during the remainder of the year and during the deer firearms season.

The western portion of the Trail beginning where it leaves the eastern portion of the trail near the intersection of Wallman Road and an unnamed dirt access road and running south on and along the access road to the point where the trail ends when it intersects with the southern portion of the trail and the center trail connecting the western and eastern portions which follow the access road may: (1) be used only by snowmobiles from December 15 through March 15; and (2) not be used by any motorized wheeled vehicles for the remainder of the year. The southern portion of the Trail beginning where it intersects with the western portion of the trail and running southward to its intersection with the eastern portion may be used only by snowmobiles, and may not be used by any motorized wheeled vehicles.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Frostburg, Cumberland, Bel Air, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Frederick


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