Illinois ATV Trail Guide
We’ve only highlighted a very few of the best ATV trails in Illinois, but there are many other great areas for ATV and UTV trail riding located all across 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.
Atkinson Motorsports Park
Location: Henry County, 23354 US Hwy 6, Atkinson, IL
This 216-acre park covering the area that used to be an old coal processing facility offers 10 miles of ATV riding and UTV riding trails that feature a wide variety of terrain including hill climbs, twists through timber, grass, water crossings, mud bogs, and even some desert-like stretches. With something for 4-wheeler riders of all skill levels, the area does require a fee for use but also includes 28 camping sites.
Brushy Ridge Motorsports
Location: Fulton County, Northwest of Springfield near Astoria
Offering over 20 miles of trails strewn throughout 300 acres of family-friendly ATV trail riding over mostly loose dirt and sand, including some hills. Trails are suitable for ATV riders and UTV riders of all experience levels, plus there are two tracks and a riding area for the young and inexperienced. Fee required.
Byron Motorsports Park
Location: Ogle County, south of Byron IL, off German Church Rd.
Offering two motocross tracks with one specifically for 4-wheeler riding along with some smaller areas for beginners located away from the tracks, this park offers natural dirt, sand, and wooded areas. Many nearby trails have been closed due to heightened restrictions associated with the adjacent nuclear power plant, leaving on-track riding as the only option. Suitable for all experience levels. Fee required.
The Cliffs Off-Road Park
Location: LaSalle County, Southwest of Joliet near Marseilles, IL
Some of the most challenging, and best ATV riding in Illinois, the Cliffs offers 300 acres with 25 miles of adventurous trails marked by creek crossings, sections of rock crawling, open fields, plus mud bogs, and even deep water puddles strewn amongst beautiful forest scenery. With some of the best-known ATV trail riding and UTV trail riding in the state, the Cliffs are family-friendly despite often being referred to as the “insane terrain.” It’s located on private property and a fee is required.
Fox Valley Off-Road Park
Location: LaSalle County, west of Joliet, IL, and north of Ottawa, IL
A popular spot for ATV riding in Illinois, this 105-acre area offers 12 miles of multi-directional, unmarked, diverse ATV trails that take you over steep hills, dry, rocky creek beds, and single-track trails through forested areas. There’s also a kids-only track and riding area. Fee required on this private facility, but if you get stuck, they’ll pull you out the first time free.
Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park
Location: Cumberland County, 649 County Road 2150E Casey, IL
You’ll find both ATV riding and racing adventures on ATV trails crisscrossing this 280-acre park featuring terrain that is mostly wooded, including creek crossings, hills, and forests sand tracks along with two constructed tracks open for ATV riding. Mud pits offer an opportunity for mudding trails when you want to get dirty. A peewee track accommodates newbies. Membership is required.
Little Egypt Off-Road
Location: Williamson County, 20439 Ranch Lane, Crab Orchard, IL
Expanded from 400 to over 900 acres of land for your ATV exploration, this private, family-friendly area offers more than 50 miles of open trails through wooded hills, vast fields, mud areas, and creeks. A wide variety of terrain makes it ideal for a range of ATV riding adventures. Fee required.
Mill Creek ATV Park
Location: Clark County, southeast of Springfield, IL and west of Clarksville, IL
Overlooking the western shores of Mill Creek Lake, this 2,600-acre park has 15 miles of map-marked ATV trails that include three trail loops suited to various levels of ATV-riding experience, through forested areas and scenic lakes. Fee required.
Rocky Glen OHV Park
Location: Winnebago County, 4102 S Main St, Rockford, IL
Considered one of the premier areas for ATV and UTV trail riding, Rocky Glen offers 120 acres with miles of trails suitable for any experience level and has three scramble areas of different difficulty levels: a beginners training area, an intermediate obstacle course, and an advanced technical skills area. ATV trails traverse over open terrain and winding paths through mature trees, full of jumps. Fee required.