Off-Roading in North Dakota

With a state as expensive as North Dakota, you would come to expect there to be plenty of off roading locations. Thankfully, you would be correct, so whether you live in North Dakota, are coming south from Canada or are visiting from a different state, you are going to find exactly what you want right inside of North Dakota. Plus, as each location is going to provide something different, you are able to check out different locations and enjoy everything the state has to offer. Here is a list of four major location for off-roading in North Dakota.

Airborne Alley MX Park

Located in Pembina, this track is designed more for quad and motorcycles, so if you are looking to take a Jeep or truck off roading, you need to go somewhere else. There are occasional races that take place inside of the park, so it is a good idea to check the schedule before you head out, but the location does provide you with some nice trail options.

Bismark Motorcross Association

North Dakota TrailsLocated in the capital of North Dakota, this Bismarck location runs right along side the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds. Here, the trail is designed more for motocross and super cross in terms of the track style, and the track is always watered, so you don’t have to worry about hitting hard dirt. Plus, there are obstacles set up on the tracks, including step-ups, tabletops and rockers (just to name a few). Day passes are only $10, or you can opt for a year round membership for $50, if you plan on returning often.

Kimball Bottoms OHV

Found also in Bismarck, this spot is better for beginners. There are over 400 acres of trails though, so there is plenty for you to take in and enjoy. It seems as if no matter how many times you visit, there is always going to be a new trail to check out. Of course, you can also take a break and go fishing, camp for the night or swim in the Missouri River. Do check the weather report before you come by though, as it does flood often after heavy rains.

Pembine Gorge State Recreational Area

Located in Walhalla, this is right by the country club and is one of the newer parks in the state, as it is only almost two years old. However, there are 20 miles of looped trails, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost, plus there are some rather incredible views.

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