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Looking for a great place to take your 4×4, ATV, or Jeep for a weekend?

Here’s Lone Star’s Top Texas (and one Oklahoma..) destinations for climbing, crawling, and mudding this summer.

 

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 Katemcy Rocks – Mason, TX

http://katemcyrocks.com

Regarded as one of the best wheeling sites in the country, K2 has been offering their unique “Rock Crawling, Texas Style” off-road experience nearly 10 years.  Make sure to stop at Hard 8 BBQ in Brady on the way in.

 

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“Hannibal Lecter” – Source: katemcyrocks.com

 

K2 offers several primary trails with difficulty levels for all wheelers, including stock vehicles.  Additionally, there are several play areas and obstalces with names such as “Smoking Butthole”, “Train Wreck” and “Hannibal Lecter”.

 

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“King of the Hill” – Source: katemcyrocks.com

 

Maps:

Map (front of the park)

Map (back of the park)

Directions:

Traveling from Brady, Texas:

  • Take Hwy 87S/Hwy 377 to Mason (approx 27 miles);
  • Before entering town, turn right (West) at the intersection of Hwy 377/Hwy 29 (the yellow blinking light);
  • Travel approximately 4.1 miles to the split of Hwy 377 (Junction) and Hwy 29 (Menard);
  • Veer right and stay on Hwy 29 (towards Menard) for approximately 1.1 miles;
  • The K-2 entrance will be on the left side of the road at 1.1 miles

Traveling from Mason:

  • From the square, travel approximately 1 mile north on Hwy 87N;
  • Turn left (West) at the intersection of Hwy 377/29 and Hwy. 87 (the yellow blinking light);
  • Travel approximately 4.1 miles to the split of Hwy 377 (Junction) and Hwy 29 (Menard);
  • Veer right and stay on Hwy 29 (towards Menard) for approximately 1.1 miles;
  • The K-2 entrance will be on the left side of the road at 1.1 miles.

Katemcy Rocks
Mason, TX 76856

 


 

Wolf Caves, Mason TX

http://www.wolfcaves.com/

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Source: WolfCaves.Com

 

Opened earlier this year, Wolf Caves Park is a popular wheeling spot located on a history-rich, privately owned 430+ acre area.

The park offers trails accessible to stock Jeeps and miles of trails for modified Jeeps. Wolf Caves also offers higher rated trails that will “challenge even the heavily modified rock crawler”.

 

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Source: WolfCaves.Com

 

From their website:

“This property has been in the Eppler family for 7 generations. The granite rock formation known as Wolf Caves was named by Henry Tipton Eppler and his son Henry Walter Eppler when they first settled on the land in the 1890’s. At that time wolves inhabited the Mason County area. Even though wolves no longer inhabit the area today, the Wolf Caves rock formation is a popular hangout spot for mountain lions, bobcat, coyote, fox, raccoons, etc.”

Wolf Caves offers primitive camping and eight 30 amp and two 50 amp trailer hookups.

 

Map:

Wolf Caves Map

Directions:

Located 8 miles West of Mason Texas on U.S. Highway 377.

Wolf Caves LLC

U.S., 7966 US-377, Mason, TX 76856

 


 

Lake Meredith Recreational Area and Rosita Flats

https://www.nps.gov/lamr/planyourvisit/ohv-off-highway-vehicles.htm

North of Amarillo, on US 87/287, the Canadian River off-road area offers something for everyone, from novices to experienced wheelers.  Extending into the Rosita Flats OHV area near Lake Meredith, the area offers trails on both the West and East sides of the highway.

 

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Source: www.nps.gov

 

Rosita Creek Flats (also called Rosita Flats) is one of two OHV riding areas at the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.  Combined with the Blue Creek Bridge OHV, the two areas provide over 2,000 acres of OHV riding area.

Rosita has pretty much everything to offer in regard to terrain and difficulty, from open roads, rock climbs, mud, and steep hills.

Map:

Rosita Map

Directions:

From: Amarillo, TX

  • Take I-40 to exit 70
  • Turn north on US-87, continue about 20 miles
  • Staging area is on the right (east).

Lake Meredith Recreation Area

419 E Broadway St, Fritch,

TX 79036

 


 

Hidden Falls Adventure Park – Marble Falls, TX.

http://www.hiddenfallsadventurepark.com/

Hidden Falls is a very popular, well-maintained outdoor adventure park in Marble Falls, boasting over 240 miles of trails on a 3,000 acre tract.  Trails are marked and well maintained, with levels ranging mostly between 1 – 3, but they also offer several more challenging 4 – 5 level climbs.  All types of OHV’s are permitted, and they even have a designated mud pit.

 

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Source: hiddenfallsadventurepark.com

 

Additionally, Hidden Falls offers both primitive campsites and cabin rentals, as well as hiking and horseback riding.  

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Source: hiddenfallsadventurepark.com

 

Maps:

4×4 Map

ATV Map 

Motorcycle Map

Directions:

From Marble Falls:

  • Take FM-1431 east for 6.5 miles.
  • Entrance on the left.

Hidden Falls Adventure Park

7030 E. FM 1431

Marble Falls, TX 78654

 


 

Barnwell Mountain – Gilmer, TX

http://www.barnwellmountainra.com/

Red dirt everywhere!  Formerly strip-mined for iron, Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area sits atop Barnwell Mountain and is one of Texas’ most popular off-road parks.

 

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Source: barnwellmountainra.com

 

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Source: barnwellmountainra.com

 

Barnwell’s 1800-acre area offers numerous 4×4 and ATV trails, marked and rated for difficulty.  With over 50 miles of path through the woods, Barnwell is a mostly-amateur rated wheeling experience, although does offer some expert trails.

Barnwell also offers primitive camping with RV hookups, cabin rentals, and hot showers.

Map: 

Barnwell Property Map

Directions:

From Gilmer:

Turn east onto State Highway 155 North (this is a stoplight). Go approximately five (5) miles and as you start to climb a hill look for a brown sign on the left that says “Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area” and the “Barnwell Mountain ORV Park” sign on the right.

Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area
6284 N. SH 155
Gilmer, TX 75645

 

 


Northwest OHV Park – Bridgeport, TX

http://www.cityofbridgeport.net/322/Northwest-OHV-Park

Northwest offers over 25 miles of trails situated on over 300 acres.  Carved out of a former gravel pit, Northwest is open to ATV’s, motorcycles, UTV’s and Jeeps and offers tent and RV camping.

Bridgeport

Source: http://www.cityofbridgeport.net

 

Map:

http://www.cityofbridgeport.net/DocumentCenter/Home/View/629

Directions:

From Bridgeport:

  • Take US-380 to intersection for SR-101
  • Turn north onto SR-101, continue 1.1 miles
  • Make U-turn, park entrance is on the right (west).

City of Bridgeport

2914 Hwy 101

Bridgeport, TX 76426


Arbuckle Offroad Park – Troy, OK

www.ArbuckleOffroadPark.com

Arbuckle offers over 700 acres and dozens of trails filled with mud holes, dry pits, and steep walls for climbing.

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Source: Facebook.com/Arbuckleoffroadpark

 

 

Directions:

8125 West Ten Acre Rock Rd
Troy, Oklahoma

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