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4 Best Off-Road Parks in Kentucky

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Kentucky is the home of horse racing and bourbon, but it’s also an off-road enthusiast’s paradise thanks to its huge areas of mountains, forest, and general wilderness. So get in your car and head to one of these 4 best off-road parks in the Bluegrass State—just save the bourbon tasting for after your adventure rather than before.

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area
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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Location: 711 Bailey Creek Rd, Evarts, KY 40828

Cost of Admission: $50 for a yearly single pass; $55 for a yearly multi-vehicle pass; $30 for a 31-day pass

Types of Vehicles Allowed: ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, trucks, jeeps, and buggies

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area consists of around 150 miles of off-road trails spanning almost 8,000 acres of mountainous terrain. The trails were adapted from old strip mining and logging roads, and offer a wide variety of terrains perfect for off-roaders of all skill levels. Two- or four-hour guided tours are also available for those who don’t own their own off-road vehicles.

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Rush Off-Road, Kentucky

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Rush Off-Road

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Location: 100 Four Mile Road, Rush, KY 41168

Cost of Admission: $85 for a season pass; $35 per week; $25 per day

Types of Vehicles Allowed: ATVs, buggies, trucks, side-by-sides, bikes, jeeps

Located about 15 minutes from I-64 via Route 3 in northeastern Kentucky, Rush Off-Road offers more than 100 miles of trails spread out over a 7,000-acre area. Wide trails are available for novices, while more technical trails for experienced off-roaders are plentiful. Primitive camping is available to permit holders, while a trailhouse is available for rent for up to eight people.

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Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park

Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park
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Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Location: 7526 US 119, Pineville, KY 40977

Cost of Admission: Free

Types of Vehicles Allowed: ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, jeeps, trucks

Wilderness Trail is located in the Cumberland Gap region of southeast Kentucky. Here, you’ll find 120 miles of rocky terrain across 9,000 acres of land, as well as primitive camping and fishing. Most of the trails in the park are suitable for beginners, and more trails are being added all the time. The park also offers stunning views of the Cumberland and Pine Mountain ranges.

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Bills 491 Off-Road ATV Park

Bills 491 Off-Road ATV Park
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Bills 491 Off-Road ATV Park

Hours of Operation: 9 am – 10 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Location: 2342 US 491, DeMossville, KY 41033

Cost of Admission: $15 for an adult one-day pass; $20 for a weekend pass; children under 12 free

Types of Vehicles Allowed: Quads, cyclists, full-size 4×4 vehicles

Bills 491 Off-Road ATV Park is ideal for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. This northern Kentucky park has several miles of trails spanning a variety of terrain, including open fields, hill climbs, creek beds, and water holes. Bills is also available for special events.

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