Vermont ATV Trails

Vermont ATV Trails

The Best ATV Trails in Vermont

Unlike some other states (are you listening New Jersey?), Vermont doesn’t make it impossible for ATV riders and UTV riders to enjoy their passion. Rather, the state is careful and precise in protecting the rights of both landowners and 4-wheeler riders. The fact is, ATV trail riding in the state can be extraordinarily impressive, with over 900 miles of ATV riding trails over exciting terrain ranging from smooth and flat to rocky and steep, all marked by beautiful wilderness scenery. Those trails are just hard to find…as in unpublished…as in don’t bother searching for them online. On one hand, there are no state lands available for ATV and UTV trail riding. On the other hand, Vermont is quite possibly the most innovative state at getting permitted places for riding. What it comes down to—in a nutshell is—you can have some awesome ATV riding adventures in Vermont, but in order to identify and get access to the outstanding trails, you have to be a member of the Vermont ATV Sportsman Association (VASA). You’ll find ATV clubs in nearly every county in the state. Wondering where you can go for the best ATV trails in Vermont? Looking for ATV trails near me when you’re in “The Green Mountain State”? Want to find out where the best ATV trails Vermont has to offer are located? Below is a list highlighting a few of the most popular ATV trails in VT, based on the county, along with a list of ATV clubs that are active in that county, compiled by the experts at Treadworld.

Addison County

ATV Clubs: none

Location: Western middle of the state

Though one of the few counties without any resident ATV clubs, Addison County nevertheless boasts some popular 4-wheeler trails. It is one of the six counties that call themselves home to the 400,000-acre Green Mountain National Forest which offers  popular ATV riding trails and UTV riding trails with spectacular views and an abundance of area wildlife including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse. Additionally in this county, Lincoln Gap Road is a steep and narrow ATV riding road that connects the Champlain Valley with the Mad River Valley, offering spectacular views along the way, and the Robert Frost Memorial Drive provides riders with beauty and solemnity that likely inspired much of Frost’s poetry.

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Bennington County

ATV Clubs: Stamford Ridge Riders-SRR (Stamford); Jack Pines Pirates ATV Club-JPP (Readsboro)

Location: Southeastern border of the state

When it comes to riding ATV, Vermont has Bennington County, home of many of the most popular ATV trails in the state. The 48-mile Molly Stark Trail is a moderately used trail that offers something for all skill levels. A beautiful and simply fantastic drive, it includes spectacular views of rich farmlands, mountains, rivers, and foliage. The popular Bromley Mountain trail, part of the Appalachian system, offers riders 6 miles of trail marked by white trail blazes. Utley Brook Trail North is ideal for families of varying skill levels and offers an up-close and personal view of dense wooded areas. Jack Pines Pirates trail system provides over 30 miles of a variety of terrains, including hard pack, loose dirt, gravel, grass and paved roads. The 2.2-mile Freedley Quarry out and back trail is generally considered ideal for newbies and novice ATV riders, and the 3.1-mile Kelly Camp trail offers a fairly secluded forest road to get away from it all.

Chittenden County

ATV Clubs: none

Location: Northern-western part of the state

This county is where ATV trail riding enthusiasts will find the Hinesburg Town Forest with its 836 acres of woodland owned by the Hinesburg residents that offers popular ATV trails and UTV trails. Mobbs Farm Valley Trail offers ATV and UTV riding adventures marked by climbs, descents, small dips and rises, scattered along its wooded areas, pastures and meadows.

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Essex County

ATV Clubs: NEK Country Riders-NEKCR (Canaan); Tri County ATV Club-TCATV (Brighton); Top of the World ATV Club-TOW (Concord)

Location: Northeastern corner of the state

This county is home to the Lunenberg, known for 4-wheeler riding trails that strike a balance between peace and quiet and challenging your skill, over vast spans of relatively flat lands.

Orange County

ATV Clubs: Tri Village Wheelers-TVW (Topsham); Billtown Wheelers-BTW (Williamstown); Westshire ATV Club-WATV (West Fairlee)

Location: Eastern central part of the state

Vermont’s Long Trail starts in Williamstown, VT, in this county, providing 272 miles of trails along with 166 miles of side trails. Running the length of the state, following the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont border, to the Canadian border, it’s the oldest long-distance trail in the U.S. having been constructed by the Green Mountain Club between 1910 and 1930.

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Orleans County

ATV Clubs: Borderline Ridge Riders-BLRR (Newport/Troy)

Location: Central part of the state on the northern border

In this county you’ll find Newport, VT, the first Vermont city to make ATVs legal on some streets. Helmets and seatbelts are required, and there is no riding on the road allowed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Rutland County

ATV Clubs: West Rutland ATV Sportsman Club-WRASC (Ira-Dandy)

Location: Southeast central part of the state

This county is home to the Killington Mountain trail, one of the most popular ATV trails in the state, suited for all levels of riding experience, and offering gorgeous, panoramic views of the Vermont wilderness. Homer Stone trail is an unforgettable scenic trail that caters to ATV riders who especially enjoy experiencing nature’s beauty.

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