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Kentuck ORV Area

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Talladega National Forest, Talladega Ranger District, Kentuck Off-Road Vehicle Trails, Kentuck ATV Trail, Kentuck OHV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system consists of four separate two way traffic loops that wind through a mixed hardwood forest. Terrain ranges from wide and fast to steep and technical, and the trails are well maintained. During dry weather the trails can be very dusty. Armadillos and wild turkeys inhabit the area.

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Nearest CityOxford, AL
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From: Birmingham, AL
1) Take I-20 east to exit 185, about 60 miles
2) Turn right off the exit ramp on Hwy 21, continue 2.5 miles
3) Turn left on Buckhorn Road, continue about 1 mile
4) At T-intersection turn left (east) on CR-135 (McIntosh Road), continue 1.2 miles
5) Turn right (south) on Kentuck Road, continue 1.3 miles
6) Turn right on FS-643, continue about 2 miles. Staging area will be on the left.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesOHV Trail Permit
Dates OpenApril 1 - January 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areasnot recommended, narrow trails
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesSome AreasNot Recommended
Lake Howard Mountain Bike Trail
HikingSome AreasNot Recommended
designated hiking trails are at Chinnabee, Pinhoti, and Odum
HorsebackSome AreasNot Recommended
at nearby Bankhead National Forest at Owl Creek and Flint Creek
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areasprimitve camping only, some trailer spaces
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
AlcoholSome Areas
FirearmsSome Areasshooting range at Shepard Branch
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.


Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoTalladega National Forest - Talledega Ranger District
1001 North Street
Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 362-2909
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Square Miles8
Miles Of Trail35
Climate TypeForest
Elevation650 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.Nonedesignated shooting range is at Shepherd Branch
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards are marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some



First Aid First AidOxford, AL
Gasoline GasolineOxford, AL
Diesel DieselOxford, AL
Potable Water WaterOxford, AL
RV Hookups RV HookupOxford, AL
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOxford, AL
Primitive Camping CampgroundOxford, AL
Convenience Store Conv StoreOxford, AL
Swimming Swim AreaOxford, AL
Body of Water Water BodyOxford, AL
Boating Launch Boat RampOxford, AL
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