Maryland Off Road Parks and Trails
One of the best parts about being a Jeep Wrangler owner is being able to take advantage of the wide range of Off Road Parks and Trails in your state. The State of Maryland has several options for off road enthusiasts. We’ve put together a quick guide that explains how to access each of them.
Assateague Island Beach
Assateague is unique in that the island is both in Maryland and Virginia. The Maryland part of the island includes a 12 mile zone for off roaders and allows up to 145 vehicles at any time.
In order to enter the off road zone, you will need to obtain a permit. Fortunately, the permit is valid for both the Maryland and Virginia areas of the island. In particular, Assateague is known for its beach off roading, which provides amazing views and the ability to enjoy sea fishing as well. For more information on the permit and regulations, check out the Assateague Island website.
Garrett State Forest ORV Trails
The Garrett State Forest includes two off road trails. The Piney Mountain off road trail and the Snaggy Mountain trail. Off road vehicles are required to register with the DNR and display a registration sticker. Garrett State Forest is made up of 7,000 acres of land located in Western Maryland. We highly recommend visiting. For more information on accessing the Garrett State Forest ORV Trails, visit the Garrett Forest website.
Potomac State Forest ORV Trails
The Potomac State Forest, which is conveniently connected to the Garrett State Forest, also provides access to four off road trails. The Laurel Run Road Trail, Wallman Road Trail, and Backbone Mountain and Burkholder Road Trails provide several miles of off road terrain that you can explore. To learn more about how to access these trails, visit the Potomac State Forest website.
Savage River State Forest
Savage River State Forest provides four trails for off roaders to explore. including the St. John’s Rock Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail, Margraff Plantation Trail, and Negro Mountain Trail. Savage is by far the largest park facility in Maryland, featuring over 54,000 acres of beautiful outdoor landscapes. For more information on how to access the trails at Savage River, please visit the Savage River State Forest website.