ND’s Off Highway Vehicle trails

Submitted Photo An Off Highway Vehicle traverses a section of the Roughrider OHV Trail located south of Mandan.

Recreational enthusiasts have access to over 45 miles of trails across three designated off-highway vehicle riding areas managed by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.

Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

The Pembina Gorge has over 17 miles of trails designed to accommodate non-motorized and motorized trail users, including the three classes of OHVs – dirt bikes, four-wheelers, and side-by-sides – which are 60 inches wide or less.

Roughrider OHV Trail

Located 14 miles south of Mandan, there is access to fishing, camping and other recreation opportunities along this trail. The trail begins at the Fort Rice Campground, travels north for 16.5 miles on an old railroad bed, and ends at Little Heart Bottoms.

Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area

The hilly terrain and heavy woodland cover near Bottineau provide a unique landscape. This 12-mile trail is open to motorized vehicles like dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles, and side-by-sides as well as non-motorized trail users.

As OHV ownership and recreation continue to grow, State Parks is committed to creating meaningful OHV destinations that connect people and places while celebrating and protecting our state’s diverse natural resources. NDPRD recently completed a strategic plan for the OHV program, which identifies priorities as State Parks invests in partnerships and provides a program that encourages people to Ride ND First.


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