Public Offroad Trails in OH, KY, and IN

The Ohio Valley region is a very popular place for outdoor activities. Off-roading is no exception. Every year hundreds of thousands of offroaders take their four by fours, bikes, and other ATVs to the trails for a day of adventure. Lots of enthusiasts are satisfied with visiting the same trails and parks every time they go out, but others would love to find a new place to throw into the mix. Occasionally you just need to flex on an unknown trail with more obstacles, other times it is just nice to have a change of scenery. In an effort to aideother off-roaders in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, I scoured the internet and personal knowledge to put together a complete list of public off-roading sites. This list is intended to be a guide to letting offroaders discover parks and trails that they otherwise would not have heard of. I have included parks from three states: OH, IN, and KY.

There are many parks in Kentucky, and I have attempted to include them all. The information I have included is as up to date as I can ensure it, but I would advise you to call ahead to make sure all information is correct.

Big Rock Off Road Park
8157 Stonelick Road
Maysville, KY 41056
Telephone: 606-759-8204 (during park hours)
Answering Machine: 606-564-8283

Black Mountain Recreational Park
Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority, Inc.
The Harlan Center
201 South Main Street
PO Box 489
Harlan, Kentucky 40831
Telephone: (606) 573-4156
Fax: (606) 573-9485

2500 Harpers Ferry Rd.
Lockport, KY 40036
Telephone: (502) 655-2425

Paddy’s Bluff Retreat (ATV Park)
1385 Paddy’s Bluff Road
Dycusburg, KY 42037
Telephone: 270- 836-4297

Ano OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest
1700 Bypass Road
Winchester, KY 40391
Telephone: 859-745-3100

Big Dog OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest – London Ranger District
761 S. Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
Telephone: 606-864-4163

Indiana has many trails as well. Just as in the case of the Kentucky trails, I have attempted to include every site and the correct contact information for every one. Be sure to verify the information for your chosen park is correct before you set out for the weekend.

Badlands Off Road Park
3968 North Xavier Road
Attica, IN 47918
Toll Free: 1-866-762-2981

Haspin Acres
21208 Laurel Road
Laurel, IN 47024
Telephone: 765-698-2420

Redbird State Riding Area
Nila Armstrong, Streams and Trails Specialist
DNR – Division of Outdoor Recreation
402 W. Washington St., Rm. 271
Indianapolis IN 46204-2782
Telephone: 317-232-4070

The state of Ohio has been upping the number of parks in their area that offer motorized off-roading. I am including as many as I have been able to come across, and hope that you can find a park that fits your needs in the list. As has been said before, please verify that the information for the park you plan to visit is correct before setting out.

Painted Rock OHV Park
9701 Township Highway 57
Mount Perry, OH 43760
Telephone: 740-659-1171

Maumee State Forest
3390 County Road D
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Telephone: 419-822-3052

Richland Furnace State Forest
Administrative Offices
345 Allen Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Telephone: 740-774-1596

Perry State Forest
Administrative Offices
6665 Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock, Ohio 43720
Telephone: 740-674-4035
Location of Perry State Forest APV Area:
5865 Township Road 154 NE
New Lexington, OH 43764

Pike State Forest
334 Lapparell Road
Latham, Ohio 45646-9722
Telephone: 740-493-2441

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