OHV Riding & Camping

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The Daniel Boone National Forest invites users to experience more than 150 miles of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails. Many of these trails are also open to horses, mountain bikes and hikers; caution and courtesy must be exercised.

Some trails are multiple use, which means they are shared by two or more trail user groups such as hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicles. Learn to Share the Trail.

Commercial outfitters or guides and groups of 75 people or more must obtain a Special Use permit. Contact the District Ranger for more information.

Ride 4 Keeps OHV Information

The Redbird C rest and White Sulphur OHV Trail are the two designated OHV trail systems on the forest. A fee pass is required for each motorized vehicle using these two trails. The pass must be visibly displayed when riding. 

Other short distance trails provide forest access for hunters and other occasional users. The list of trails below and the motor vehicle use map for each district illustrate where designated trails are located. All other areas of the forest are closed to OHV use.

  • Vehicles 50 inches or less in width may ride all designated OHV trails identified on the motor vehicle use maps.
  • Vehicles greater than 50 inches in width are prohibited on all trails except the Sand Hill Road section of the Redbird Crest Trail. Vehicles using this section of trail must be licensed for road use.
  • Vehicles greater than 50 inches wide may use Forest Service roads which are identified on the motor vehicle use map as open to the public. These vehicles must be licensed for road use according to state laws.
  • All cross country motorized travel and use of trails not identified on the motor vehicle use map are prohibited.

Kentucky offers a variety of OHV opportunities. If you are seeking mudbogging, jeep trails, technical challenge routes or extreme riding adventure visit the GetOutKy.com website to find a trail system that meets your needs.

All outdoor activities have inherent risks. You may encounter a variety of unexpected and/or dangerous conditions. It is your responsibility to be informed and take precautions. You are responsible for your own safety.

Motorized vehicle users must follow these rules:

  • Riders must wear a helmet when riding on national forest land.
  • Motorized vehicles must stay on the officially designated trail system.
  • Cross-country travel and off-the-trail hill climbs are prohibited.
  • Unlicensed vehicles are prohibited on public roads and highways.