When you are ready to take your Jeep off-road, you don’t have to look far for Ohio trails. The Buckeye State boasts some of the muddiest trails in the midwest, which can make for an awesome experience. No matter where you live in Ohio, there is bound to be an off-road trail not too far from you. Here is a list of four places you can venture to with friends or with your Jeep club.

Heiney Farm

Located in Southeastern Ohio, the farm is a Private off-road Park that can be rented/leased for group events. There are 160+ acres of woods and open fields for hiking, camping, and OHV use. You can see more about Heiney Farm, and contact them to reserve a time for your group by visiting their website.

Here’s a video at Heiney Farm (probably want sound down when you start this one).

Phoenix Off Road Park

Phoenix Off-Road Park is a newer off-road park which hosts a wide variety of events from trail rides, ATV/UTV, Jeep, Pre-runner and foot race events. The park sits on 1020 acres and currently has 60 miles of trails that are tailored to fit the off-roading capabilities of different vehicles. Phoenix off road park is open for events only so you will need to contact them to see what events they already have planned, or plan your own. You can find their website here.

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Southington Off-Road Park

Over in Garrettsville, OH, is Southington Offroad Park. The park resides on over 1500 acres of land and offers drivers a wide variety of trials and obstacles from mild to intense. The park is the perfect place to take the family for a fun weekend! The park includes a campground furnished with electricity, a modern bathhouse, a pavilion, a playground, and a sand volleyball court. The park also features a cabin that offers lunch, drinks, and memorabilia for sale. 

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Forbidden Zone Park

Forbidden Zone Park in Irondale, Ohio is otherwise known as Wellsville, Yellow creek, and the Pitts. Riding is open to all Trucks, Jeeps, Buggies, Quads, and Motorcycles fit for the mud and rocks. The park is open 24hrs a day 365 days a year. It is a ride at your own risk environment, and according to many, it is not for everyone as some of the trails are quite difficult. The terrain, which varies from hilly to smooth, does offer areas that are suitable for newcomers to the sport as well, though. There is no current website for this park so you may want to call ahead and find out cost and hours. The latest phone listing was +1 234-517-9052

Haspin Acres

If you venture just over the border into Indiana, you can find Haspin Acres. This is just an hour outside of Cincinnati. Haspin Acres is “Where the pavement ends, and the FUN begins!” as they say over at the park. The area covers 750 acres of wooded hills and trails in rural Indiana. The park features a motocross track, a 300-foot long loose dirt drag strip, and lots of trails for trail riding. There are over hundreds of miles of trails to explore at the park that roams over creeks, rocky cages, hills, and valleys. For a real challenge, you’re going to want to check out the “Devil’s Backbone” trail. If you’d like to spend a weekend at the park you can camp anywhere on the grounds and finish in either of the two ponds on the property. 

For even more fun you can also try a trip to some fun off-road destinations. There are so many places throughout the US to take your Jeep off-road and I’ve got a few fun places to share. Check out these Bucket List Off-Road Destinations to Take Your Jeep!

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Thanks to our friends at Classic Chrysler Dodge Jeep for helping curate these great places to take your Jeep off road in Ohio!