RIDE SPOT: WASHINGTON STATE
There are over 5000 miles of OHV-legal trails and dirt roads in the state of Washington that we can all enjoy exploring in a UTV. The problem is that it’s hard for visitors to find out where they are. Washington Hometown has worked with user groups and managing agencies to gather data on places to ride, and used that information to create OHV WA, a web map and smartphone app where you can access all that information in the palm of your hand. Users can filter for specific vehicles: dirt bikes, 50-inch ATVs or full-sized UTVs.
MILES AND MILES
According to Washington Hometown, this is a very dynamic project they have been working on for the last decade to help recreators plan their next adventure. Many different organizations offer recreational opportunities, but there has never been a single place where someone could go to find all the information they need regarding trails in Washington. Users don’t have to go to the websites for each individual national forest, state agency or county to find trails anymore.
TRAILS FOR DAYS
Washington Hometown has pulled information on more than 17,000 recreational opportunities (areas, trails, access and facilities) from more than 180 sources, validated it, standardized it and added the information that users need. Maps include trails, trail access, nearby recreational facilities, recreational roads and county roads open to street-legal ATVs (WATVs). Because users need to know what is currently open for their specific activity, they code every road by the specific rules (street-legal only, WATV or any OHV), and by the status (open or closed, seasonally/temporarily). Users can filter to find facilities open to their specific activity at www.mapswa.com free of charge. As a Ridespot: Washington State has more organized information than most states.
See more where-to-ride information here: https://utvactionmag.com/where-to-ride/