Where to Go Wheeling

Looking for a new place to go wheel? Here are a few. We’ve tried to provide as much information as possible for each venue, but if you find something is out of date or if you’d just like to help us flesh out the list, click here and let us know.

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Alabama

Georgia

Kentucky

  • Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park (Harlan), Evarts, KY
    8,000 acre ORV park on former coal mining and timber land. Over 150 miles of trails.

    Directions: To Harlan, KY from Hickory, NC

    I-40 to I-26 north (Asheville)
    I-26 turns into I-181
    I-181 to US-23 at Kingsport
    US-23 to US-421 North
    Follow US-421 to Harlan, KY
    Right onto KY-38 east to Evarts, KY

    This way is 45 miles shorter than the route through Tazwell, TN, but there are a lot more long grades to pull. It is also more scenic and has less traffic. If Black Mtn on I-40 slows you down and works your vehicle more than you want, take: I-40/I-81N/US-25E N/US-119N to Harlan.

    Links:

    Harlan County Trails Official Website
    SFWDA Trail Page, includes map excerpt
    Kentucky Mountain Crawlers is the local 4wd club. Additional information, including area attractions, events, and accommodations is available on their site.
    Harlan County Ridge Runners is the local ATV club. They are also heavily involved with maintaining and promoting the park.

  • D&K Off-Road Park, Manchester, Kentucky
    www.dandkoff-roadpark.com
  • Hillz n Hollarz, Lockport, Kentucky
    www.hillznhollarz.com

Louisiana

Mississippi

North Carolina

  • Brown Mountain, north of Morganton, NC
    Thirty-four total trail miles, primarily for use by dirt bikes and ATVs. Six miles of trail are open to four-wheel drive use.
    Directions: From Morganton, take NC 181 north about 11 miles toward Linville. Turn right on Brown Mountain Beach Road (SR 1405) at a small wooden church on the right. Go 3.5 miles east to the Brown Mountain entrance on the left at the sign.
    Brown Mountain ORV Map from US Forest Service
  • Carolina Backwoods, Ash, NC, www.carolinabackwoods.com
  • Devils Playground (DPG), Silver Valley, NC
    This is private property maintained by the Mud Devils 4×4 club. Access is invite only, but open weekends are offered several times a year. Plenty of parking for tow rigs and trailers. More information available at the Mud Devils 4×4 website.
  • The Farm, Lincolnton, NC
    This is private property. Do not wheel without permission. Open events are typically posted in the Upcoming Events section.
    The official website: bigdixieboggers.com/thefarm.html
  • The Flats, Marion, NC
    This is private property maintained by the Rock Corps 4×4 club. Contact Jason @ 828.442.7932 or Rodney @ 828.442.0270 to schedule a group ride. Do not wheel without permission. Open events are typically posted in the Upcoming Events section. Easy access from the highway, plenty of parking for tow rigs, trailers, and RVs.
  • Freeman Park, north of Carolina Beach, NC
    Daily/Yearly Access Fee. Beach camping permitted.
    CNC 4×4′s Trail Page
  • Fort Fisher, south of Carolina Beach, NC
    Licensed four-wheel drive vehicles may travel on the beach in designated areas for access to excellent surf fishing. Daily/seasonal fee per vehicle. Portions of the area subject to seasonal closures due to wildlife habitat protection. Contact the park office for current conditions.

    Location: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is located in New Hanover County, five miles south of Carolina Beach off US 421. It may also be reached from Brunswick County via the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry, which crosses the Cape Fear River.
  • Outer Banks (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
    Approx. 70 miles of barrier island beach access. Portions subject to seasonal or permanent wildlife closures as well as night driving bans. Consult the National Seashore website or Park Office for current closures and access limitations.

    Links:
    Cape Hatteras National Seashore website
    Additional Outer Banks resources
    CNC 4×4′s Trail Page
  • The Rock Garden, Lincolnton, NC
    Invite only, public/open invites, info posted for each event.
  • Tellico, Tellico National Forest Outside of Murphy, NC
    Closed by the Forest Service.
    CNC 4×4′s Trail Page
    Directions: Go west on I-40. Just the other side of Canton, NC you will see Exit 27 for 19/23. Be alert! It is a wide two lane exit, but not an exit ramp, while an unmistakable exit it is easy to miss if not paying attention or heavy traffic. There are no exits for some time and it will cost you a one hour round trip if you miss this turn off. You stay on this the whole way to Murphy. When you get to the end of the 4 lane, the right lane turns right towards Robinsville. Stay in left lane. This will take you thru the Nantahala National Forest. You must go like 20 mph through the areas that the stores, shops, and rafting places are. It’s a long winding road with varying speed limits. Lots of ups and downs. Once through there you are close to Murphy. When you get into Murphy, you will see a Wal-Mart on the left. It is usually the cheapest place to re-fuel. When you leave Wal-Mart, turn right at the second stoplight (not counting the one at Wal-mart). This will take you through town. Stay straight all the way through town until you come to a flashing yellow light. Turn right there onto Hanging Dog Road. Stay straight on Hanging Dog road till you see Davis Creek Rd on the right. That’s the way into the trail system. It actually turns into trail 1.
    If you go past Davis Creek road you will go up a long winding road up, and when you start down again you will find Crawford’s on the right. Look for the White Jeep on a pole (it’s the sign for the place).
    Travel Times to Murphy, NC
    Charlotte,NC -> Murphy, NC – 5 hrs (250mi)
    Greenville, NC -> Murphy, NC – 7.5 hrs
    Raleigh, NC -> Murphy, NC – 7 hrs (420mi)
  • Uwharrie National Forest (URE or UNF), Troy, NC
    Sixteen miles of trail for use by four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs. Only licensed vehicles may travel on numbered forest roads. Area is open from April 1 to December 15. Day or season pass required for each vehicle.

    Directions: I40/I85 to 210 (Future I73) West on Rt.49, South on SR109
    Travel Times:
    Charlotte to Uwharrie: 1hr (60mi)
    Greensboro to Uwharrie: 1hr (50mi)
    Raleigh to Uwharrie: 2hrs (100mi)

    Links:
    UwharrieInfo forum run by Janet Becker
    Eldorado Outpost
    CNC 4×4′s Trail Page
    Don and Darlene Custer’s Uwharrie Map
    Simplified Badin Lake ORV Map by DRaider90
    Arrowhead Campground Map by DRaider90

Pennsylvania

  • Paragon, Hazleton, PA
    Currently closed, seeking new land lease to reopen operations.
    www.paragonap.com
  • Rausch Creek Off Road Park, Tremont, PA
    About 30-35 miles south of Paragon on Interstate 81 in PA. Great place, friendly operator.
    www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org

South Carolina

  • Carolina Adventure World, Winnsboro, SC
    2600 acre ATV and dirt bike park with over 100 miles of trails.
    carolinaadventureworld.net

Tennessee

  • 143 Offroad, Hurricane Mills, TN
    http://143offroad.com (appears to be closed at the moment)
  • Adventure Offroad Park, South Pittsburg, TN
    www.adventureoffroadpark.com
  • Brimstone Recreation Area, Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee
    www.brimstonerecreation.com
  • Callalantee Off-Road Park (aka High Country ATV), Mountain City, TN.
    Callalantee Web Site
    Latest Map Created by Alan Abbott and Galen Koch

    Directions: To Mountain City / Callalantee
    Take 321 or 421 into Boone. If you drive up 321 from Lenoir, you drive through Boone past ASU until you come to the intersection of 321/421. Turn left. If you come into Boone on 421 you just stay straight. Once on 421, you stay on it until you reach Mountain City (24 miles from Boone). When you come into Mountain City, look for a Hardee’s on the left. It has a large parking lot that is good for leaving your trailer and tow rig if you are there for a day ride. Turn right at the next stop light past the one for Hardee’s, TN481/US91/Church St. Go 2.5 miles, cross a small bridge with a sign, Furnace Creek, and turn right on Furnace Creek Rd. You will see a sign there on the right for Callalantee ATV Park. Go slow through there as it is a residential neighborhood with narrow roads. You will see the campground .5 miles on the right.

    Parking: There is a large parking lot at Hardee’s that is good for leaving your trailer and tow rig if you are there for a day ride. There is also ample parking at the campground for tow rigs and trailers.

    Travel Times:
    Charlotte to Callalantee is approx 2.5hrs.
    Winston-Salem to Callalantee is approx 2hrs
  • Chinquipin Off-Road Park, Sneedsville, TN
    www.chinquipinoffroad.com
  • Coal Creek OHV (or Windrock), Oliver Springs, TN
    www.coalcreekohv.com
  • Coon Creek ORV Park, Dyersburg, TN
    www.ccorv.com
  • Golden Mountain OHV Park, Sparta TN
    www.goldenmountainohvpark.com
  • Mayhem Offroad Park, near Viola, TN
    (no website yet, contact zukezilla@yahoo.com for info)
  • Rocky Top OHV Park (Jellico), Duff, TN
    www.rockytopohvpark.com
  • Turkey Bay OHV at Land Between the Lakes
    www.lbl.org/OHVTrails.html
  • Wheelin in the Country (or Summertown), Lawrenceburg, TN
    www.wheelininthecountry.com
  • Wooley’s Offroad, near Lewisburg, TN
    www.woolysoffroad.com

Virginia

West Virginia

  • Hatfield-McCoy Trails, six trail systems in southern West Virginia
    ATV and UTV only. Day pass required. See the Hatfield-McCoy website for details.
    www.trailsheaven.com

Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2012