Pennsylvania is home to the nation’s first computer, public zoo, and baseball stadium. It’s the “Chocolate Capital” of the United States. And it’s also where you’ll find a world-famous weather forecasting groundhog. But nestled in between all of those gems is our favorite surprise. Did you know there’s a thrilling collection of UTV and ATV trails in Pennsylvania?
If woods and mountains are your thing, this is the state for you. Pennsylvania is full of hard-packed trails that take you through some of the most picturesque parts of the Mid-Atlantic. That doesn’t mean there isn’t something for everyone, though! The trails in PA have enough mud and rock gardens to go around.
Not sure where to begin? We’ve compiled a list of 14 of the most talked-about ATV and UTV trails in Pennsylvania to get you started. All that’s left to do is check it out, load your machine on the trailer, and get to riding!
NOTE: Due to the harsh winters of the Northeast, most of these trails close for the season. The typical operating period runs from Memorial Day through the end of September, although that can vary based on location. Park details and prices reflect what was current as of November 2021.
*Marienville is an interconnecting trail system consisting of the Penoke, Marienville, and Timberline ATV trails.
Clearly, off-roaders in the great state of PA aren’t starved for choices when it comes to trails. And these aren’t your average trails—this region contains some of the most breathtaking and unique riding spots in the country. I mean, how ‘bout that underground riding experience?!
From mines to mud, the side-by-side and ATV trails in Pennsylvania aren’t something you want to miss. Did your favorite trail make the list? If not, what did we leave out? Leave a comment and let us know!
If you like what you see here, we’ve got even more suggestions for you. Check out our rundown of the best off-road parks in the northeastern US, where we highlight some of the best off-roading opportunities that area has to offer.