There is obviously an array of different sceneries around the U.S. that make for amazing off-roading sites. From desert to forest, from the east to west coast - the options are endless! However, we’ve selected a few locations that are not only made for an adventurous trip, but also have some unreal natural sceneries.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest - Georgia
A popular destination in the South for off-roaders, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia has over 80 trails perfect for Jeeps, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles or any vehicle with four-wheel drive capabilities. This region has trails that go through and along rivers, climb switchbacks and traverse through rocky, muddy paths with unbeatable views. The beauty of off-roading in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is that there are miles and miles of trails for beginners and those that are well-versed in more challenging terrains.
Rubicon Trail - California
Located near Lake Tahoe in California, the Rubicon trail is an absolute must for any off-roading aficionado. While this well-known, beautiful trail filled with sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada and El Dorado National Forests is a memorable sight to see, with beauty comes risky, challenging trails making this area known as one of the most difficult off-roading trails. This 22-mile long trail requires skill and preparation, it’s highly recommended to come in a vehicle prepared with skid plates, front and rear locking differentials, two way radios, and rock rails amongst other safety features. The Rubicon trail undoubtedly boasts some of the best off-roading in the U.S.! While summer time is the most popular for this trail, when harsh snowy conditions and run-off waters are avoidable, the Rubicon trail can be enjoyed year round with the proper precautions.
Morrison Jeep Trail - Wyoming
Now this is a trail to be excited about. If you enjoy getting your adrenaline pumping, taking sharp switchback turns along climbing mountainous terrain - this is truly the trail for you. More than doubling elevation from the trailhead (4,500 ft.), the Morrison Jeep trail in the Shoshone National Forest requires full concentration to safely make it through. Located in some of the most primitive regions of Wyoming, many wild animals have been spotted along this trail - including black bears, moose, bobcats and elk. This trail is the epitome of rugged, only recommended for highly experienced ATV drivers. Boasting 27 tight switchback with no turnarounds, the Morrison Jeep trail is sure to have you buzzing.
Naches Trail - Washington
The Naches Trail in Washington is full of breath-taking sights and winding trails built for any level of off-roading adventurer. This trail features a popular waterfall, the signature Pacific Northwest scenery of forest and lush greenery and miles of trails that even a beginner would enjoy taking. The Naches Trail is very popular for Jeeps and is a great pick to take the family along or even just to dip your toes into off-roading. The beauty of this trail is only open for the wheeled vehicles from July to November so be sure to keep this in mind if you decide to make the trip!
While these are only a few of the hundreds of off-roading trails located around the U.S., this list provides a little something for everyone. As always, be sure to check out our shop as Mill Tech Offroading is constantly looking to improve your off-roading experience with new parts, accessories and tools to keep the adventure going.