Off Roading in Maryland - Some Good. Some Bad.

Potomac-Garrett State Forest

  • Location: 1431 Potomac Camp Rd.
  • Trails:
    • Laurel Run Road ORV Trail: 2.4 miles
    • Wallman Road ORV Trail: 3.9 miles
    • Backbone Mountain Trail: 2.7 miles
    • Piney Mountain ORV Trail: 1.7 miles
    • Snaggy Mountain ORV Trail: 3.2 miles
  • Open for four-wheel vehicles mostly from March 15 to December 15.

Savage River State Forest

  • Location: 127 Headquarters Ln.
  • Trails:
    • St. John’s Rock Trail
    • Meadow Mountain Trail
    • Margraff Plantation Trail
  • Each trail has its own rules and timeframes for use. Check the official website for open times.

Other Nearby Off-Road Trails

  • Assateague Island Beach (7206 National Seashore Ln.): Open year-round for off-roading, but there's a 145-vehicle limit and permits are required. Spans 12 miles from Maryland into Virginia.
  • Crozet Park (5300 Park Rd.): A private park in Virginia open to the public at certain times. Permission is needed for off-roading.
  • Tuscacora Trail (State Line Trail): A 248-mile road connecting Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Shared with hikers and bikers, so caution is essential.