Kansas ATV Trail Guide
While there’s plenty of wide-open flatland in this state, you don’t have to go far to find some rugged, challenging terrain for exciting 4-wheeler riding. We’ve only highlighted a very few of the best off-road parks in Kansas, but there are many other great areas 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.
Council Grove Lake ORV Area
Location: 945 Lake Road Council Grove, KS
Located below the Council Grove Dam, this area offers five miles of multi-use ATV trail riding weaving through 30 acres of mostly woodland trails. The area is primarily an old riverbed with a few hill climbs but mostly flat trails that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate riders. The area is lightly maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and offers most hard pack with some loose dirt, a few mud bogs, some water, a few obstacles (which are marked) and lots of trees.
Kansas Badlands Off-Road Park
Location: 886 E 160th St South, South Haven, KS
Just five minutes from the Oklahoma state line, this park offers five miles of ATV trails and UTV trails over more than 250 acres of wilderness and is very popular with 4-wheeler riders, especially those that love mudding trails. Great for beginners and novices, it also offers a few challenges for more experienced riders. Home to many mud racing events and destruction derbies.
Kansas Rocks Recreation Park
Location: 2051 130th Road, Mapleton, KS
With 30 miles of ATV and UTV trail riding pathways weaving through the 380-acre park, this area serves as a great spot for both beginning ATV riders and UTV riders, and also those with more experience. ATV and UTV riders will find plenty of plenty of rocky woods trails, huge rock outcroppings with some rock crawling, creek crossings, valleys, as well as meandering trails through the cedar trees. There’s also the opportunity to explore several homestead areas, an old town site and history dating back to the Civil War, plus many animals including deer, turkey, bobcat, mountain lion, timber rattler, copperhead, black rat snakes and several lizards.
Lake Pomona ATV and Motorcycle Ride Area
Location: W 217th St, Osage City, KS
This area offers more than 115 acres of ATV and UTV riding trails that wind through rocky creek beds, prairie open fields and a mixed hardwood forest, offering some hill climbs, some hard pack, some mud bogs, and many berms. There are also some steep climbs and some rocks, as well as some easier trails to make ATV riding for beginners and youngsters fun. Hazards and obstacles are marked. The area is maintained by the Kansas ATV Association (KATVA) and membership is required, though you can save on the monthly fees by volunteering to help upkeep the area.
Perry Lake ATV Trail
Location: Perry Lake Park Management Rd, Perry, KS
Here you’ll find more than 140 acres of ATV trails below the dam at Perry Lake offering a good mix of dirt, sand, deep mud bogs, some rock climbs, narrow wooded trails and steep and rugged hill climbs. The park is geared more toward experienced riders, though there is a separate area for novices that includes a little track with small jumps.
Riverside ATV Park, East of John Redmond Reservoir
Location: 3137 Southeast 29th Street Topeka, KS
Located on the east bank of the Neosho River, Riverside Park is 168-acres that are part of the 30,000-acre John Redmond Reservoir area that offers miles of narrow ATV trails that are mostly smooth and hard pack through a mix of woodlands and open fields. Expect some loose dirt, mud, rocks, a few steep hills and a few small jumps and berms. The popular Loamy track in the park is a 1.3 mile loop trail located near the river and is rated as moderate. Trails are maintained by the Shawnee County Trail Riders Club.
School Creek ATV Area
Location: Luttman Rd, Wakefield, KS
This area, located on the northwestern shores of Milford Lake offers 4-wheeler trails covering nearly 300 acres of Kansas woods wilderness that are narrow and rugged. Trails are mostly hard pack with some sand and mud, with steep hill climbs and a few small and large jumps. Suitable for beginning riders with some extreme terrain to challenge more expert riders. Restricted to vehicles that are 50 inches wide or less.
Syracuse Sand Dunes
Location: Hwy 27, Syracuse, KS
The largest sand dunes park in Kansas and one of the largest in the Midwest, this area covers 1,300 acres of dunes, rolling hills, bowls and some open flat areas that allow you blow the kinks out of your engine. Though the terrain is in a constant state of change due to the Kansas weather, it’s about 60% sand. Good for all levels of riding experience, but those not used to riding in sand will find additional challenges.
Tuttle Creek ORV Area
Location: County Rd 893 and Secrest Rd, W side of Tuttle Creek Lake Manhattan, KS
With over 310 acres of wilderness, this area offers ten miles of technical, challenging, twisty trail routes over a wide variety of terrain consisting of steep hill climbs, step rock climbs and rugged trails with sharp turns and uncompromising ruts. Expect to get dirty because much of the loose dirt trailway is muddy, with several creek crossings, some hard pack, and a little sand. Plus, expect to face some obstacles as well, many man-made for driving over, climbing and jumping.