Suggested Rides

Find great ideas for off-road and ATV vacations

Looking for a fun getaway from the city? Here is a sample of the ATV trails and off-road parks in the state. We recommend you follow the "No Trace" concept on every ride. Take out everything you take in, and don't create excessive silt and soil erosion by driving ATVs in stream beds. It is everyone's responsibility to practice trail preservation so others can use the trails and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in the future. Add these trails to your list of places to ride!

State Parks

Bear Creek Cycle Trail-Daisy State Park

Bear Creek Trail in Daisy State ParkTrail Highlights:  This ATV trail follows the shoreline of Lake Greeson and offers panoramic views of the lake and the Ouachita Mountain range. The 18 miles cross rocky outlays through a mixed pine and oak forest. The trail begins at Daisy State Park and travels near Kirby Landing and Bear Creek recreation areas, ending at Laurel Creek Recreation area. The trail is marked with yellow over blue. Daisy State Park’s portion of the trail is rated for expert riders only due to the steep inclines. The area between Kirby Landing and Bear Creek is rated easy-moderate. ATV riding in recreation areas is prohibited.
Contact:
Daisy State Park Superintendent
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
Phone: 870-398-4487

Ouachita National Forest

Fourche Mountain Trail

Trail Highlights: The Fourche Mountain Trail, (formerly Mill Creek Equestrian Trail) offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob. Abandoned silver mines, beautiful streams, and several spectacular views of the Ouachita Mountains make this among the best ATV trails found anywhere. While this trail network provides horseback riding opportunities, it also offers day hiking, mountain biking, ORV and motorcycle riding, making it perfect for ATV vacations with the whole family

Contact:
Poteau Ranger District
P.O. Box 2255
(Junction of U.S. Hwy. 71 & State Hwy. 248)
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 479-637-4174


Sugar Creek Trail

Sugar Creek Trail Trail Highlights: Sugar Creek Multi-Use Trail is a network of looping ATV riding trails that wind over various types of terrain and through a variety of tree types. Rides range from moderately easy to more difficult. Connecting loops offer users an opportunity to explore exciting outdoor opportunities.

Contact:
Cold Springs Ranger Station
P.O. Box 417
2190 East Main
Booneville, AR 72927
Phone: (479) 675-3233

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Riding Trail

Trail Highlights: These 35 miles of loop trails feature high mountain vistas. The trail leads the rider through an array of areas, including scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek. The trail continues through a forest of large pines and hardwoods before passing the unique 2-foot tall oak tree and an abandoned mine shaft. The trail loops are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their trips.

Trail complex is open year-round except for deer gun season. This season lasts from mid-November until early December. The beautiful scenery along the Cossatot Scenic and Recreational River make this one of the best ATV trails in Arkansas.


Contact:
Mena Visitor Information and Ranger Station Ouachita National Forest
1603 Highway 71 North
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: 479-394-2382

Ouachita National Forest
P.O. Box 1270, Federal Building
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone: 501-321-5202
TDD: 501-321-5307



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Ozark National Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

Brock Creek Trails

Trail Highlights: This Arkansas ATV trail is a multi-use trail system that consists of two major loops and many interconnecting loops. The combined loops provide over 42 miles of trails for dirt bikers, Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) riders, mountain bikers and horseback riders


Contact:
Big Piney Ranger District
12000 SR 27
Hector, AR 72843
Phone: 479-284-3150

Huckleberry Mountain TrailHuckleberry Mountain Trail

Trail Highlights: This trail consists of two main loops that offer 40 miles of the most scenic horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities in the Ozark National Forest. Deep winding valleys framed by rugged mountain bluffs give way to clear mountain streams. This trail is near the Mount Magazine State Park lodge, cabins and campground, an ideal spot for ATV vacations.

Contact:
Mount Magazine Ranger District
3001 East Walnut
Paris, AR 72855
Phone: 479-963-3076

 

Mill Creek OHV Trail System

Trail Highlights: This trail is open to OHVs, mountain bikes, horses and hikers. The trail travels through remote areas of the Ozark National Forest and features spectacular mountainous terrain, scenic views, lush upland hardwood forests, unique rock outcroppings, and clear mountain streams. The trail is 27 miles of main trail marked in blue and 15 miles of interior loops and shortcuts trails.

Contact:
Boston Mountain Ranger District
P.O. Box 76, Hwy 23
Ozark, AR 72949
Phone: 479-667-2191

Moccasin Gap Trails

Trail Highlights: Rated one of the best horse trails in the state. The trail is a popular site for competitive rides. Situated in the heart of the forest, this trail consists of four loop trails, each converging into the other. The surrounding forest is a mix of hardwoods and pine with numerous streams and small waterfalls. Although this area is primarily developed as a horse trail, it is actually a multiple-use trail open to Off-Highway Vehicles, mountain bikes, hikers, and high-clearance vehicles. There are camping spurs (17), vault toilets, and a municipal water supply to make unforgettable ATV vacations possible.

Contact:
Big Piney Ranger District
12000 SR 27
Hector, AR 72843
Phone: 479-284-3150

 

More information can be found on the U.S.D.A. Forest Service website or by contacting the Forest Supervisor’s Offices

Ouachita National Forest
P.O. Box 1270
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone: 501-321-5202
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
605 West Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: 479-964-7200

Maps of the Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita  National Forests can be ordered at $9.00 each from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service National Forest Map Store.





Private Destinations

 

Byrd's Adventure Center of the Ozarks
7037 Cass Oark Road
Ozark, AR 72949
479-667-4066

Byrd's offers exciting trails and play areas for your ATV, UTV, 4x4 or motorcycle, with passes available. Features an 800-acre campground and trail network along the Mulberry River in the Ozark National Forest. RV campsites with water and electric, primitive campsites and cabin rentals are available. Guest access to heated shower house, covered picnic areas, stages and well-stocked general store (no alcohol sales on Sunday). Pilots have use of 2,500-foot grass airstrip. Canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals on the Mulberry River available. Byrd's Riverfront Restaurant offers steaks, trout, smoked meats, homemade desserts and more and is open seasonally from March to December, Friday-Sunday.

Carter Off-Road Park
7498 Anderson St.
Alexander, AR 72002
Phone: 501-400-3860

Carter Off-Road Park has over 1000+ acres of land to ride on including mud pits, trails, hill climbs, a 4000-foot obstacle course & a creek. Camping is available (no electricity or water) & bathhouse facilities are on the grounds. Treehouse cabins provide a more comfortable & unique way to stay at the park. Special events are held throughout the year including live music, contests, vendors & more.

Highway 89 Raceway
737 Highway 89 South
Sherwood, AR 72120
Phone: 501-835-1977

This 500-acre park is open daily except Monday. The property has about 12 miles of off-road trails situated in an open field with a variety of terrain, two motocross tracks and mud racing pits open to 4x4 trucks. Call before you haul.


Hillarosa ATV Park
6252 Highway 29 N
Blevins, AR 71825
Phone: 870-826-0101

Open during select weekends, Hillarosa offers 2,000 acres of deep mud bogs, water crossings and muddy trails. Live music concerts, drag races and other special events are occasionally hosted. The park is open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes and primitive camping and fishing are permitted.


Mack's Pines
22816 Hwy. 7 N
Dover, AR 72837
Phone: 479-331-3261

Mack's Pines, located among the 36 total miles of U.S. Forest Service trails at Moccasin Gap, is a great destination for ATV riding, hiking, horseback riding, biking (bring your own), camping and more. Cabin rentals, RV sites and primitive camping available and the Cozy Cafe provides onsite dining.


Mulberry Mountain Lodging & Events
4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop
Ozark, AR 72949
Phone: 479-667-1919

Mulberry Mountain is a 650-acre lodging and event resort located in the heart of Arkansas's Ozark National Forest along Hwy 23, the Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. Offering lodge and cabin rentals, RV and tent camping, a convention and reception hall, amphitheater and a variety of exciting festivals throughout the year, Mulberry Mountain also provides hiking, camping, canoeing, ATV trails, horse trails, hunting, fishing or just relaxing in the Ozarks. The 6,000 sq ft convention & reception hall is a breathtaking location for meetings, reunions and Ozark Mountain weddings and receptions in Arkansas.


North Little Rock ORV Park
9000 Hwy. 165
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone: 501-519-7980

One of the closest off road parks to Little Rock, this 200 acre off road park is open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. This free park is open daily 8 a.m. until dark and while camping is not permitted, Willow Beach campground is just a few miles away.



Ouachita Renegade Ranch
3680 Highway 88 East
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: 479-394-3848

This 300-acre ranch is open daily and offers miles of wooded trails, rolling hills and open meadows. The property also offers a full service campground, cabin rentals and Ouachita River access for canoeing, kayaking and fishing (bring your own equipment).


Ridgeline Trails

Polk Road 406
Vandervoort, AR 71972
Phone: 479-243-3391

Features 15 miles of trails, many on steep terrain, for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and use of small off-road vehicles such as ATVs and dirt bikes. For more trails, head out on the forest road to Wolf Pen Gap Recreation Area and other destinations in the Ouachita National Forest. For white water adventures, the Cossatot River is four miles away and Ridgeline provides shuttle services for a fee. Three graveled sites beside Rock Creek provide places to park a motorhome or camper trailer (no hookups).


River Ridge Motocross Park
Hwy. 5 S
Old Joe, AR 72658
Phone: 870-421-8794

An outdoor track for ATVs and motocross bikes with an MX track and full RC car track that is safe and fun for all ranges and ability levels. This track features sandy corners with clay based jumps.

Sandtown Ranch
5 Hastings Circle
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-307-3357

Located in the scenic Ozark mountain area in northeastern Arkansas, this 1,800-acre private ranch is open year-round and offers trails that cater to all skill riding levels along with direct access to county and state land where there are more miles of trails to explore. Trail highlights include a large cave with an underground river and waterfall, scenic rock overlooks and numerous creek crossings. Abandoned mines and natural springs can also be seen in the general area. Permission must be obtained in advance by contacting the property owners and first time riders need to contact a trail guide. Primitive camping is available and there is plenty of room for RVs.


Sundance MX Park
2847 Kersey Road
Branch, AR 72928
Phone: 479-965-7979

This long and fast natural terrain motocross track consists of a mixture of red loam and top soil. The track has a wide variety of obstacles to satisfy both the expert rider and beginner. It consists of doubles, table-tops, rhythms and optional jumps.


Hot Springs ORV Park

2100 Mill Creek Road
Hot Springs, AR
Phone: 501-625-3600

The park is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. Also on site are a convenience store, camping and RV sites, cabins and a RC course.