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Trail and Travel

Articles and destination reviews of popular ATV Trail riding locations in North America as well as traveling and camping tips 

Ride Area Review - Nevada Wild

Exploring the West on the Nevada Trails
Written By: 
Staff
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The American West holds a special mystique like no other part of the country.  It has always represented wide open spaces, big adventure, and big dreams, and we love every chance we get to turn our modern day horse loose on an unfamiliar western trail and explore.  There are still places where one can explore a new trail, climb the back of a mountain, or venture into territory that has changed little since explorers, mountain men, and Spanish missionaries first wandered through, and one of the best places we know to discover part of the old west is Elko, Nevada.

Ride Area Review - Smoky Mountain Home

Riding the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park
Written By: 
Staff
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Brian Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World is right… The views from Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, located in the southeastern part of the state, look more like the rolling foothills of Montana or Wyoming than anyplace near the Great Smoky Mountains. While the area presents a geographical oddity, it also offers excellent riding, and best of all, it’s all free!

New Ride Area - The Pocahontas Trail

Kawasaki takes us to Hatfield McCoy’s Newest Trail Section
Written By: 
John Arens
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The State of West Virginia is a wonderland of natural beauty.  Venture off the interstate in any direction and you will quickly find yourself immersed in rolling hills and the mountains of Appalachia.  West Virginia is also blessed with abundant natural resources, most notably coal, and state and local officials have welcomed others to enjoy the beauty of their mountains with the creation of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, the preeminent off-road trail system in the country.

Ride Area - Mines & Meadows

Pennsylvania’s Two Tiered Riding Area
Written By: 
John Arens
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We have been riding all over North America but never under it until we visited the Mines & Meadows ride area near Wampum, PA.  Roughly a half hour northwest of Pittsburgh, Mines and Meadows is over 70 miles of trails on 600 acres of steep hills, tight trees, mud, rocky hill climbs, fast open sections, and even a small, open meadow at the top of the largest hill.  It’s like riding just about every type of terrain common to every riding area in the country, all on the same day!  No other riding area we know of can claim an underground section of trail though.

Rally Report

Photos from Rally on the Rocks
Written By: 
John Arens
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Attending a ride, rally, or jamboree is a great way to ride a new area, to check out new parts, and to meet other people that enjoy the same sport. Combine that with awesome scenery and you have a can’t-miss event.

Northern California Ride Retreat!

Chappie-Shasta OHV Area
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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What do you think of when someone mentions the word “vacation?”  Maybe your idea of a vacation involves tents or a camper and daily campfires.  Some people think about sandy beaches, fruity drinks, and partying with a guy named “Sven.”  And then there are the adventurous types that will load the whole family into the car and head to an amusement park on the other end of the country (Queue theme music from National Lampoon’s Vacation).  But for an off-road enthusiast, the word “vacation” frequently makes us think of going riding.

Nevada Roundup

Riding Elko - The Gem of the Nevada Trails
Written By: 
John Arens
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There were two primary reasons early pioneers came to the West; to explore new territory, or for a chance to strike it rich.  Regardless of the motivation, though, nothing brought a flood of immigrants to the Western territories faster than the lure of easy gold, just there for the pickin’.  Today the lure of gold still calls to many and even the History Channel chronicles the life of those doing their best to claw a few precious specs from the guts of the earth.  California may have gotten the early glory, but it’s Elko, Nevada that is the capital of U.S.

Special Event - Brimstone's White Knuckle Event 2012

We Attend Erika's Annual Off-Road Party
Written By: 
John Arens
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Disneyland has been called, “The happiest place on Earth.”  For off-road lovers, the happiest place on earth is at Brimstone Recreation’s White Knuckle event.   This year over 9000 fun- loving, smiling, and at times dirty off-road lovers converged on the ATV and UTV friendly town of Huntsville, Tennessee for the annual festival of all things country.  

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