While driving along the curvy mountain roads surrounding Smith Mountain Lake will expose you to a variety of beautiful sights, some visitors longing for all-terrain adventure might be better served by taking a trip along one of the local off-roading trails that our region has to offer. See our list of top off-roading trails below!

Off Roading Virginia With South Pedlar ATV Trail System

In the nearby town of Bedford, you and your guests will find an extensive 19-mile trail network specifically designed for 4-wheel ATVs, mountain bikes, and motorbikes. Trails range from just over half a mile to as long as 11 miles. In particular, the half-mile Terrapin and Rattlesnake Trails are worth checking out. Here, there are a diverse range of trails, from narrow trails with twists and turns to wide, easygoing trails. No matter which off roading Virginia trails you take, you’ll encounter panoramic views, blooming wildflowers, and peaceful tree groves.

Potts Mountain Jeep Road

Located on the highest mountain in Craig County in the nearby town of New Castle, Potts Mountain Jeep Road is a challenging off-road trails in VA that should only be attempted by visitors with modified off-roading vehicles. However, if you can take on its mud holes and deep ruts, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular panorama of sweeping valley and forest views from the top. The trail is especially breathtaking during the fall season, when you and your guests can see fall paint the Blue Ridge with an artist’s touch.

Primland Resort

Nestled 2 hours southwest of Smith Mountain Lake in Meadows of Dan, Primland Resort offers mountain off-road trails in VA that are ideal for novice off-roaders and ATV drivers who want to learn how to ride their way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you bring your own ATV or opt to rent one onsite, you and your guests are required to have a guide for your off-road touring excursion. Learn to ride a single or 2-person ATV on the resort’s easy trails. Reservations are required in order to secure your tour.

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