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Where To Ride ATVs And UTVs In Texas

Riding in the Lone Star State

Home to oil and the Alamo, the Lone Star State is full of cattle, wide-open land, and UTV-riding cowboys. It even has one ranch larger than the whole state of Rhode Island. Everything really is bigger in Texas, including the numerous options both private and public for ATV and UTV enthusiasts.

A true Texas riding adventure includes big piney woods, spacious prairies, scenic hill country, flowing water—and mud. Lots of it. A Texas ride wouldn’t be complete without at least one muddy run. A whole lot of mud can be found at the many private off-road parks in Texas. Most have onsite accommodations and wash areas to remove all traces of the day’s mud play. We recommend you call before hauling, as open days and hours can vary. For example, one park closes in November for opening deer rifle season and another closes most of December, reopening with a New Year’s ride. Check websites for details on prices, hours, special events, and conditions. If you ride on public lands, get your Texas OHV decal for $16 at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Hidden Falls

Located deep in the heart of Texas, Hidden Falls Adventure Park boasts 200 miles of easy to expert trails on 3,000 acres with waterfalls and lots of mud when the weather is right. While the prices are higher than elsewhere, riders say it is worth it for the variety of ride options and the scenic hill country of Marble Falls.

You can find 500 acres of mud, sand, jumps, bowls, a kids’ area and drag strips at Mud Buddies ATV Park on the Lavaca River near Hallettsville.

Hidden Falls

Northwest OHV Park offers 25 miles of trails on 300 acres in an old rock quarry. Part of the Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park run by the town of Bridgeport, this off-road area has some great features and hosts night rides regularly.

Trophy Club Park is another town-run recreation area that includes 150 acres with 7 miles of woodland loops, trails to the rivers and beaches of Grapevine Lake, and a separate beginners’ area.

General Sams Offroad Park

General Sams Offroad Park near Huntsville has more than 60 miles of off-road riding trails through its 700 acres of piney woods and creeks, as well as an ATV competition area that includes mud drags, sand drags, and a mud bog.

General Sams Offroad Park

Eisenhower State Park, with its grasslands and limestone bluffs, has a 10-acre trail system on the shore of Lake Texoma that includes several varied trails and a peewee practice area.

In the plains of the Texas Panhandle, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is home to 2,000 acres of ride space in two separate areas. Blue Creek Bridge is exactly as it sounds—creek bed runs on the north side of the lake. Rosita Creek Flats has a variety of terrain bordering the Canadian River with steep hills, rock climbs, sandbanks, river runs, and wide-open views from the plateau tops.

Sabine ATV Park

Sabine ATV Park can be found along the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border. Its 3,000 acres include deep water crossings, shallow creek runs, woodsy trails, and a sand bar area.

Sabine ATV Park

Childress ATV Park sits on 600 acres near Spur with 28 miles of trails, a large pit, a couple of tracks, and four different canyon washes for jumping and climbing.

The Lake McClellan UTV/ATV Area Trailhead, found outside of the Lake McClellan Campground in the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands area, is a multiple-use narrow trail system approximately 10 miles in length and rated light to moderate.

Xtreme Off-Road Park & Beach

Xtreme Off-Road Park & Beach in Crosby is known for its mud bogs, wooded trails, hill climbs, and waterfront beach area.

Xtreme Off-Road Park & Beach

In Lubbock, Buffalo Springs Lake OHV Trails run through the hills above the lake, long runs on hardpack with plenty of loose dirt, mud, and a few small jumps. Amazing views too.

Nearby Lake Mackenzie Recreation Area in Briscoe County has 35 miles of trails dedicated to ATVs in a caprock-style canyon.

Creekside Offroad Ranch

Creekside Offroad Ranch in Splendora offers miles of challenging trails, mud, hills, sand, and Peach Creek running through it’s 350 acres.

Creekside Offroad Ranch

Twin Buttes OHV has steeps climbs to twin buttes and sandy trails that lead to the banks of the reservoir near San Angelo.

The Escondido Draw Recreational Area is the other TMTC volunteer trail system, drawing off-roaders of all varieties to its 23 miles of hills and trails on 3,400 acres near Ozona. Open on a limited basis while under development, so check the website for information.

River Run ATV Park

[River Run ATV Park[(https://www.riverrunpark.com/) near Jacksonville has 2,000 acres along the Neches River containing trails and several mud pits, including the Swamp—a hard clay bottom pit with several hidden holes.

River Run ATV Park

The Sam Houston National Forest has 85 miles of stunning multi-use backwoods trails near Lake Conroe with hardpack, sand, mud, and water crossings. These loops are closed after rainfall to protect the forest environment, so call the Ranger’s Office at (936) 344-6205 for updated trail information before heading out.

Alligator Run Offroad Park

Alligator Run Offroad Park has hill climbs, creeks, mud pits, scenic trails, drag runs, and an obstacle course on its 5,000 acres in Easton.

Alligator Run Offroad Park

Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area

Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area is one of two ride areas developed and maintained by all-volunteer Texas Motorized Trails Coalition members. These 1,800 acres in the northeast part of the state are home to 50 miles of trails for all levels, including a 16-mile adventure loop through highland woods.

Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area

Outback Adventure Track

Outback Adventure Track near Stanton sits on a large dry lake bed with two tracks, jumps, fast straightaways, and miles of twisting narrow trails, including the 10-mile Baja Roja trail.

Outback Adventure Track

Red Sands

Red Sands is another popular El Paso-area ride with dunes, serpentine trails, small hills, and a mandatory whip-and-flag policy.

Red Sands

San Felipe Park

West Texas also delivers a couple of opportunities to get your Baja on without leaving the country. San Felipe Park in Fabens is 100 acres of west desert trails with lots of sand, a small hill climb area, and mostly moderate terrain on multi-use trails.

San Felipe Park

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