Even though Alabama is a state known for football, did you know it’s also a great place for riding ATV’s? From the Tennessee border in the north to the Gulf Shores in the south, Alabama has a wide variety of ATV trails on both public and private land. Before you ride, registration is required. Additionally, you do not need a driver’s license or any certification to drive an ATV in Alabama.
1. BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, A excellent place to ride is northwest of Birmingham. The Sipsey Fork, Alabama's sole National Wild and Scenic River, is located here. The Flint Creek Multi-Use Trail is ideal for ATV riders. ATVs, motorcycles, horses, bikers, and hikers are all welcome on the 16-mile trail. Because the trail is now open in both directions, please caution when approaching corners and turns! Brushy Lake Recreation Area, which has 13 rustic campsites, is just minutes away for overnight stays. Cullman, Alabama, is only 45 minutes away and offers a variety of motels, campgrounds, and restaurants.
Click on this link for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb5212808
2. TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST, Talladega is not only a NASCAR racetrack but also an Alabama National Forest. The Kentuck OHV Trail offers something for riders of all ability levels. ATVs, motorcycles, and mountain bikes can ride four loops totaling 23 miles of trail. Easy courses with mild slopes and broad turns are available, and some tougher trails with rugged terrain and hazards. These routes, like Flint Creek, are multi-directional, so keep an eye out for oncoming traffic. You may ride and tent on-site for only $5. The Turnipseed Campground nearby offers primitive camping, while Talladega is only 35 minutes distant. Camping, motels, grocery stores, and restaurants abound in this mid-sized town, making it ideal for a weekend getaway.
Click on this link for more information: https://thenationalforests.com/talladega-national-forest/
3. HAWK PRIDE MOUNTAIN OFFROAD PARK, located 20 minutes from Muscle Shoals in Northwest Alabama, provides over 1000 acres of off-road excitement. There are 120 rock crawling pathways to explore at the park, which is accessible Friday through Sunday. As they continue to grow, they want to add many more paths each year. Color-coded trails are available for all skill levels, including a mud bog. After a long day of exploring, retire to one of eight cabins or eight RV pads with full hookups.
More details here: https://www.hawkpridemountainoffroad.com/