Best Dirt Bike Trails on the East Coast
For all those who are avid dirt bikers, who just happen to live on the east coast of the USA, one of the hardest parts about participating in this activity has to be finding good areas to ride. You don’t want to go to a place that is too small because when there are a lot of riders there, you won’t be able to enjoy your ride the way that you want to. You also want to make sure that the trail that you go to is actually a good one, that will let you develop all of your skills. However, these dirt bike trails are not easy to find, and there aren’t necessarily a lot of people willing to divulge information about where the ‘sweetest’ spots are.
Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you, and cultivated an entire list of some of the sweetest dirt bike trails on the Eastern Coast of the United States. Thus, if you live on the East Coast and you dirt bike, then this is a must-see article to learn about the coolest spots out there for dirt biking.
#1 – MX207
If you ask any veteran dirt biker where one of the best trails on the East Coast is, they are almost certain to state MX207 at some point, which is located in Maine. This is one of the most thorough trails that you can find on the East Coast, and one that is sure to give you a smooth, yet thorough riding experience. There isn’t a lot of sand, mud, dust, or rocks that you’ll have to worry about. There is however, a significant amount of loose dirt, which is useful in terms of added safety as well as an improved riding experience. The course is completely manmade, so it was essentially manufactured to be the best dirt biking track that one can find. Maybe one of the sweeter parts about this dirt bike trail is that there is no permit required, and the cost to ride is extremely cheap at only $30 per day. If you’re looking to ride on a professional trail, get a ton of experience and enjoy yourself, then this is absolutely one of the prime courses on the East Coast that you need to check out.
Here’s an awesome video we found, featuring David Hollinrake doing the Vurb Classic 2016 using a GoPro. Epic!
#2 – Connecticut River Motocross
The Connecticut River Motocross is an absolute must-visit if you really want to test your skills out, and get the most out of your experience on a dirt bike trail. The trail has recently come under new management, so there have been a slew of recent amendments to the trail, and the terms and conditions of using the trail. One of the biggest amendments was an alteration to the trail. The new management created an entirely different layout to the classic one, which is pictured above. They also installed a new irrigation system as well, and put in many more obstacles that riders can use in order to enhance the track overall. In essence, this is one of the better tracks that you can ride on. You’re almost sure to have a ton of fun!
The video below should give you an idea of some of the great riding to be done there.
#3 – Buds Creek (Maryland)
If you’re a serious dirt biker at all, and you haven’t been to Budd’s Creek, then you are absolutely missing out! One of the few official pro racing tracks located on the East Coast, you can rest assured that you are riding on ground with optimal riding conditions. However, there is no need to be intimidated by the course’s prowess. There are sections and paths carved out for individuals of all levels, so you can feel free to kick back and truly enjoy yourself to the fullest. There are also plenty of amenities and special events that take place on a regular basis at the course as well, making it a truly pleasurable experience.
Here’s a GoPro video taken by Adam Cianciarulo, showing off the Budd’s Creek track.
#4 – Speed Citi Motorsports (Delaware)
While Speed Citi Motorsports track is one of the more obscure dirt bike trails on this list, it is still one worthy of mention on our list of must-visit trails on the East Coast of the United States for several reasons. The first one is the fact that this trail is fairly unknown, so you won’t have to worry about the over saturation of riders when you get here. Also, the grounds are very well-kept, so you’re assured an excellent dirt biking experience while you’re there. If you’re looking for a low-key, quiet, but excellent place to go dirt biking that is more of a ‘private’ or ‘exclusive’ scene, then the Speed Citi Motorsports track in Delaware may be the perfect one for you.
Here is yet another GoPro video showing what Speed Citi is like. Definitely worth a visit if you’re passing through the neighborhood!
#5 – Breezewood Proving Grounds (Pennsylvania)
True to its name, Breezewood really does serve as the ‘proving grounds’ for new and experienced riders alike. Located in Pennsylvania, it is a perfect location for riders of all levels, as it serves as a useful trail for improvement for beginning riders, and an excellent source of fundamental review and development for those who are more experienced at dirt biking. There are three different outdoor motocross tracks on this trail, as well as a ‘peewee’ track for those that are a little younger, hence the ‘proving grounds’ name in the title. There is a lot of loose dirt, so the speed is slightly reduced on the track. However, this is a necessary element to include if one wishes to be safe in their ride around, which most beginners are seeking to do. Therefore, if you’re looking to get out to one of the better motocross trails on the East Coast of the United States,…one openly available for all levels of dirt bikers, this may be one of the better choices!
Watch this video showing some of what Breezewood Proving Grounds has to offer!
This list is by no means exhaustive, and there are several other dirt bike trails that you should look into if you do not find yourself satisfied with this collection. Please remember, however, that this is our personally curated list of what we think is the unequivocal ‘best’.