Arkansas ATV Trail Guide
While many of the most popular ATV trails in Arkansas can be found in the northwest region of the state, off-roading is embraced pretty much everywhere here (though ATVs and UTVs are not street legal in the state.) The diverse terrain makes this a magnet for outdoors folks figuring out where to ride ATVs and UTVs. We’ve only highlighted a very few of the best ATV trails in Arkansas, but there are many other great areas to be found without much effort. Here at Treadworld, we have the ATV tires you need for wherever your adventures take you. Don’t hesitate to contact our tire experts via live chat or email with any questions you may have, and to get the ideal Master ATV and UTV Tires for you.
Carter Off-Road Park
Location: 7498 Anderson Street, Alexander, AR
Established in 2014 to provide Arkansas ATV riding to adventure seekers, this 1,000-acre park offers a variety of ATV trail riding and UTV trail riding fun, including a 4,000-foot obstacle course, mud bogs, challenging rock and gravel hill climbs, a creek crossing, a few small jumps and more. As for terrain, you’ll find some hard pack, a little sand, some rocks and a ton of mud for testing your down and dirty mettle. Most of the trails are ideal for intermediate riding skills, with a few for beginners and a few to challenge experts.
Hillarosa ATV Park
Location: 6214 Highway 29 N Blevins, AR
One of the more popular Arkansas ATV parks, at Hillarosa ATV riders and UTV riders will find 2,000 acres of woods trails, deep mud bogs and mudding trails, rocks, hills and numerous water crossings to test especially intermediate and beginning level riders. Plan to get dirty because the terrain is mostly mud, with some hard pack, loose dirt and sand, a few steep hills and a few berms. The park hosts mud drags, scavenger hunts, poker runs and the occasional concert during the year.
Hot Springs ORV Park
Location: 2100 Mill Creek Road, Hot Springs, AR
This 1254 acre ATV park in Arkansas offers miles of diverse, well-marked and rated trails for all skill levels. Ratings go from one to five diamonds, one being the easiest and five the hardest intended for hard-core off-roaders. The 4-wheeler trails terrain is primarily hard pack and rugged as it transitions through various elevations. Also expect a little sand, some challenging mud bogs, lots of rocky sections, and several steep, rocky hills, along with a few water crossings. The area is ideal for intermediate skill levels but also has options suited for beginning and expert riders.
Ouachita National Forest
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Some of the best ATV and UTV trails in Arkansas can be found in the Ouachita National Forest, which covers 1.8 million acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. A few of the more noteworthy trails favored by local 4-wheeler riders include the Fouche Mountain Trail, which offers 26 miles of ATV and UTV riding along and over beautiful streams and some rocky sections, with breathtaking views of the Ouachita Mountains. Wolf Pen Gap Trail features 42 miles of loop trails and three trailheads over rocks and trees, a forest of large pines and hardwoods, and crossing scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creeks. Sugar Creek Trail offers a network of looping ATV riding trails that weave over and through various terrain types and tree types, offering spectacular views.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Location: 605 West Main, Russellville, AR
Really two different forests though connected, the Ozark and the St. Francis National Forests are distinct in their topographical and geological differences. The Ozark National Forest covers 1.2 million acres, and the St. Francis National Forest covers around 22,600 acres. What you want to know though is that both provide around 300 miles of the best ATV trails in Arkansas. There are several designated multi-use trails in this area. The Brock Creek Trail offers 42 miles of 4-wheeler riding trails with two major loops and many interconnecting loops that weave through majestic oak, hickory and pine forests, and over several small streams. Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail consists of two main loops that provides nearly 40 miles of ATV riding through deep winding valleys framed by rugged mountain bluffs, across gravel roads, and over numerous creek crossings, including six crossings along Big Shoal Creek. Mill Creek Trail provides 49.5 miles of trails through remote areas, with 27 miles of main trail marked in blue, connected with 15 miles of interior loops and shortcuts trails to accommodate any length of ride you want. The difficulty of these trails ranges from easy to very difficult as they cover spectacular mountainous terrain, scenic views, lush upland hardwood forests, unique rock outcroppings and clear mountain streams. Moccasin Gap Horse Trail provides four major loops converging with many inner loops totaling of 30 miles of trails weaving through 1,000 acres of a mix of hardwoods and pine forest area, with numerous streams and small waterfalls. Though it started life as a horse trail, it’s now a multiple use trail open to ATVs. Buckhorn OHV Trail is a 60-mile network of trails made up of two loops with interconnecting shortcuts that offers riding opportunities ideal for all skills levels, from beginner to expert. The trails vary from clay and loose dirt to very rocky, and also transition to different elevations as they pass over hills and valleys of a beautiful hardwood forest to mountaintop vistas.
Location: 5 Hastings Circle Batesville, AR
This private ranch covers 3,600 acres in the Ozark Mountains in northeastern Arkansas while also providing direct access to adjacent county and state lands with many more miles of ATV riding trails and UTV riding trails for you to explore. Here you’ll find a bit of everything including abandoned mines, creek crossings, natural rock arches and other rock formations, even a large cave with an underground stream and waterfalls. The ATV trails and UTV trails range from groomed to wild and rugged, plus sandy trails that run along beautiful creeks, rock crawling, some mud, and scenic drives with varying difficulty from easy to technical. Terrain is mostly loose dirt, with a little hard pack, a little sand, and some rocky sections. The riding is suitable for beginning and intermediate skill ATV riders, with a few options to intrigue expert riders.