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Wilderness Trail Offroad Park

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Cumberland Gap, Mountain Range, Yellow Creek, Cumberland River, Bell County

Last Known StatusClosed

This park at one time offered about 120 miles of marked and rated trails for motorized use but is now closed with no plans to reopen. Nearby places that are open for riding include Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area, Mine Made Adventure Park, Spearhead Trails and Doe Mountain. This listing will remain up for historical purposes and to save you a wasted trip.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenClosed
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size9,000 acres (14 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail120
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 1800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Pineville Happy Mart/Exxon (606) 337-8309
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Pineville Happy Mart/Exxon (606) 337-8309
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)Wilderness Road Campground (606) 248-2817
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteMarty's ATV Oasis (606) 670-7901 **currently one electric site**
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)Wilderness Road Campground (606) 248-2817
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteMarty's ATV Oasis (606) 670-7901
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Pineville Happy Mart/Exxon (606) 337-8309




Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityPineville, KY
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: London, KY
1) Take I-75 south to exit 29
2) Turn left (east) on US-25E, continue 34.6 miles
3) Turn left on Hwy 119., continue 6.4 miles
4) Bear right on Old Hwy 119/Varilla Road, continue .9 miles
5) Staging area is on the left.

For Colmar Staging Area:
6) Continue south on US-25E about 6 miles
7) Turn left (south-east) on SR-188, continue about 3 miles
8) Turn right (east) to stay on SR-188, continue about 1 mile
9) Staging area is on the left (north).



Wilderness Trail Photo

Wilderness Trail Offroad Park

Photo Submitted 8/6/2011 (Thanks!)

Wilderness Trail Photo

Motorcycle at Wilderness Trail Offroad Park

Photo Submitted 5/26/2012 (Thanks!)

Wilderness Trail Photo

Scenery at Wilderness Trail Offroad Park

Photo Submitted 8/15/2011 (Thanks!)

Wilderness Trail Photo

OHV at Wilderness Trail Offroad Park

Photo Submitted 5/26/2012 (Thanks!)

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