Unforgettable Off-Roading Trails in the Eastern U.S.

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Gearing yourself up for the ultimate spring break experience? While you’re on vacation, enjoy one of the most popular pastimes for outdoor adventures—off-roading! Head to an adventure park or specified trails in national forests to experience both the glory of nature and the heart-thumping moment when the truck soars off the ground. If you’re looking for an incredible experience, our list of off-roading trails in the Eastern U.S. has you covered. Supplement a fun vacation with an unforgettable experience!

Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina

North Carolina may not be the first spot you think of when it comes to East Coast, it’s actually quite bountiful in its off-roading trails. Uwharrie National park specifically has a massive off-road park. If you don’t want to head that far from Charlotte, there are tons of other off-roading adventure parks close by as well, such as the Carolina Adventure World. If you do go to Uwharrie from Charlotte, make sure you get your tires checked at a local off-roading tire and wheel shop before you go!

Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut

Next on the list is Pachaug State Forest in Connecticut. An absolute beauty in the fall, it’s also a great spot for off-roading in the spring and summer. Located in Voluntown, there are 22,000 acres of forest here with over 58 miles of trails. It’s more of a peaceful trail, so it’s great for those excursions with younger children or those who aren’t quite as confident in their off-roading skills.

Rocky Mountain Terrain Park, Maine

If you’re traveling to Maine, and want to get some off-roading in, then this is definitely the park you want to visit. It caters to a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, offering off-roading trails, camping, biking, a shooting range, and more. Push your limits on the trails and then make time to explore the mud pits and rock piles to really test your driving skills.

Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont

These trails are open year-round and provide quite the experience. There are various trails and levels to master, all with beautiful views. Enjoy the ride and keep your eyes open to see if you can spot any of varied wildlife—beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, wild turkey, and so much more are often spotted in the area. Make it weekend-long excursion and stay at one of the many camping spots for a nature-filled weekend.

Rausch Creek Off-Road Park, Pennsylvania

In the heart of the Pennsylvanian woodlands is where you’ll find Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. It’s the perfect place for any off-roader, no matter the experience level. It’s one of the best places for off-roading in the area with tons of trails to choose from and thousands of acres to explore. If you’re heading to the east coast, this is a great destination for your off-roading experience!

Written by Kevin O'Neill

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