Georgia ATV Trail Guide
ATV riding in Georgia can prove to be challenging, but it also offers opportunities for experiencing the outdoors at its finest and most beautiful. We’ve only highlighted a very few of the best ATV parks in Georgia, but there are many other great areas for ATV and UTV trail riding to be found throughout the state. 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.
Appalachian Blue Ridge Road
Location: Southern Fannin County at Springer Mountain, outside Blue Ridge, GA
One of the most scenic, non-paved drives in Georgia, with rocky cliffs, muddy paths and tough terrain, this trail area follows the famous Appalachian Trail, a 2,000-mile trail that stretches to Maine’s Mount Katahdin. The area’s six miles of trails are beautiful, with spectacular views of dramatic vistas including both mountains and valleys, crossing several streams and boulder paths. It’s known to provide a challenge to ATV riders and UTV riders with its demanding terrain and steep ascents and is not recommended for novice riders.
Big Nasty ATV Park
Location: HWY 80 and Stagecoach Road, Bloomingdale, GA
Open since 2010, this area offers over 20 mile of ATV and UTV trail riding through mud bogs and more than 20 miles of trails, on 1600 acres of wilderness. It also has a track for beginners. Trails are marked but not maintained and flow over a variety of terrain including pure swamp, hard pack, water crossings and all the mud you could possibly want.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Location: Suches, GA
When it comes to the best ATV riding in Georgia, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests must be part of the conversation. The combined area of these two forests covers over 1 million acres spanning several counties, with over 800 miles of at least a dozen different ATV trails and UTV trails. These forests are broken into ranger districts, and each has its own systems of trails. For instance, the Blue Ridge district in the center of Chattahoochee offers Beasley Knob OHV Trails with 11 miles of some of the most challenging ATV riding Georgia has to offer, over dirt trails, rock hill climbs and gravel roads. Davenport Mountain OHV Trails has a six-mile trail that is great for beginning riders, and Whissenhunt OHV Trails offers over 12 miles of forest trails suitable for novice and intermediate 4-wheeler riding. In Georgia wine country, at the southern tip of Chattahoochee is Iron Mountain Park (see below for more information), and the Oakley Mountain and Moates Knob OHV Trail System (see below) is just south of Lake Burton in the area.
Durhamtown Off-Road Resort
Location: 2350 Randolph Church Rd #2016, Union Point, GA
On over 6,000 acres of wilderness, this area is the largest group of ATV and UTV riding trails in the southwest with over 150 miles of marked, one-way trails plus over 40 miles of 4-wheeler trails that include several obstacles and free-style courses. The area has been called “the ultimate dirt playground for the whole family” and it lives up to its name. Riders can challenge their abilities on some steep hills, small jumps, large jumps, muddy trails and many berms.
Fat Daddy’s ATV Park
Location: 5721 Alma Highway, Waycross, GA
If mudding trails and ATV riding near the river are your cups of tea, then you’ll want to check out Fat Daddy’s situated on 500 acres in the beautiful Satilla River region. With trails that will satisfy ATV riders of all experience levels, including beginners, the area’s terrain ranges from sandy to muddy to wooded and includes some scenic trails and some smaller sandy hills. Riding hours are from daylight to midnight.
Highland Park Resort
Location: 1501 Culp Lake Rd, Cedartown, GA
When it comes to areas for ATV riding, Atlanta has a lot to offer including this 1,000-acre resort built to accommodate both ATV and UTV riding (and motorcycles) located about an hour from Atlanta and 1-1/2 hours from Birmingham. Over 90 miles of trails weave through the Georgian Mountains, providing wooded areas with many small jumps, some water crossings with bridges, and a few large jumps and berms. The area includes 45 unique one-way trails covering 65 miles of riding to accommodate a wide range of skill levels, beginner to expert.
Houston Valley OHV Trails
Location: Capehart Road, Rocky Face, GA
This area offers 25 miles of ATV riding trails, ranging from smooth and easy for beginners to difficult with steep climbs and muddy rivers for more expert riders, all accented by stunning wooded scenery. The largest trail system operated by the Forest Service in Georgia, the area boasts a wide range of terrains, from smooth and hard-packed to a few deep mud puddles and water crossings scattered through the courses.
Iron Mountain Park
Location: 116 Iron Mountain Parkway, Dahlonega, GA
One of the largest ATV parks in Georgia offers ATV riders 4,300 acres of privately owned dense forest wilderness that includes 150 miles of trails ideal for off-road adventure exploring. Trails are one-way directional trails, GPS marked and mapped. Riders of all skill levels will find trails to suit their preferences. Many rich dirt trails are surrounded by scenic forests with moderate elevation changes.
Oakley Mountain and Moates Knob OHV Trail System
Location: Burton Dam Rd, Lakemont, GA
Located near Lake Burton and Lake Rabun in Chattahoochee National Forest, this area offers two separate trails with 9.2 miles and 4 miles of pathways for ATV riding. Not recommended for novices, these trails require at least a moderate level of skill to traverse the rocky terrain weaving through dense forests with some blind curves and steep inclines. The two-way trails also encompass some beautiful, green, rolling hills.
Sunnyside ATV Paradise
Location: 5535 US-221, Wrens, GA
Part of an old dug-out chalk mine surrounded by hills, this area offers 50 miles of trails on 900 acres for hours of fun ATV adventure. It’s also called “the Sandbox,” for good reason because many of the trails are sandy, but riders of all skill levels can enjoy marked, hard-packed trails weaving among the many trees. There are a few steep hills, gravel pits, mud bogs, some water crossings, small and large jumps, and berms to keep things interesting.