Trips & Trails

Trips & Trails: Union Springs
Just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia you’ll find a section of...
Trips & Trails: Fenwick Mines
Fall is a great time to visit the beautiful Blue...
Trips & Trails: Bald Mountain
If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo...
Trips & Trails: Lava Butte & Arnold Ice Caves
Deschutes National Forest was established in 1908 and offers overlanders...
Trips & Trails: Broad Run
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests hold countless opportunities for...
Trips & Trails: Spruce Knob
If you plan to visit Overland Expo East and find...
Trips & Trails: Copper Bottom Pass & El Paso Pipeline Road
If you’re headed to Overland Expo West from Southern California,...
Trips & Trails: Oregon Back Country Discovery, Route 3
If you’re looking for a lengthy adventure before or after...
Trips & Trails: McGrew Trail
McGrew trail is a legendary track located in southern Oregon...
Trips & Trails: Reddish Knob and the Blue Ridge Mountains
It’s sometimes tempting to think that the eastern United States...
Trips & Trails: Crown King Road and Senator Highway in Arizona
Crown King Road and Senator Highway in north-central Arizona is...
Trips & Trails: Cinder Butte Viewpoint
If you’re heading to the Overland Expo Pacific Northwest event...
Trips & Trails: The Cinder Hills of Northern Arizona
If you’ve ever wanted to overland on the moon, this...
Trips & Trails: Enchanted Creek Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses 469 miles through Virginia and...
Trips & Trails: Aspen Ridge
For this Trips & Trails, Sterling Noren of Noren Films took...
Trips & Trails: Colorado BDR Segment 4
By: David Hilgendorf For this Trips & Trails, David Hilgendorf rode...
Trips & Trails: Overlanding in Oklahoma
Within its borders, Oklahoma holds ten distinct ecological regions, four...
Trips & Trails: Cinnamon Pass & Engineer Pass
A loop of 63 miles of semi-technical four-wheel-drive trail, the...
Trips & Trails: Medano Pass Primitive Road
The 22-mile long Medano Pass Primitive Road connects Colorado Highway...
Trips & Trails: Storm Mountain, Bear Gulch
You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies,...
Trips & Trails: The Puppy Dog Route
Deemed by riders all over New England to be one...
Trips & Trails: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, Section 1 – Oregon to Packwood
We've covered the entirety of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route...
Trips & Trails: Georgia Traverse
While there are plenty of opportunities to explore across Georgia's...
Trips & Trails: Movie Road, Alabama Hills
You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies,...

Trips & Trails: Union Springs

Just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia you’ll find a section of George Washington National Forest with an incredible density of trails. This area really has something for every adventurer with great options for trail difficulty, camping, and other activities, all within relatively close proximity to each other. 

Toyota Tacoma in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trips & Trails: Fenwick Mines

Fall is a great time to visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. One of the best ways to experience these mountains is to explore the trails and forest roads that criss-cross this region.

Trips & Trails: Bald Mountain

If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo East and decide to seek out a challenging trail, Bald Mountain is where you need to be. It’s located in the Saint Mary’s area of George Washington, and the southern terminus is only 45 minutes from Oak Ridge Estates.

Tacoma with AT Summit camper.

Trips & Trails: Broad Run

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests hold countless opportunities for adventure. Much of the 1.8 million acres lie along the Interstate 81 corridor.

Trips & Trails: Spruce Knob

If you plan to visit Overland Expo East and find yourself ready to hit the trail before or after the event, Monongahela National Forest should be on your list of places

Trips & Trails: McGrew Trail

McGrew trail is a legendary track located in southern Oregon that straddles the California border. It’s roughly 26 miles and runs through what, for centuries, was lush forest.

A campsite near Reddish Knob, Virginia.

Trips & Trails: Reddish Knob and the Blue Ridge Mountains

It’s sometimes tempting to think that the eastern United States has inferior overlanding opportunities compared to the southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and other wide-open spaces. While the trails in the East might not be as long, there are still plenty of opportunities to explore. Fortunately, Overland Expo East is within easy driving distance of many of the best areas to spend a few nights traversing the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.

Truck navigating Cinder Butte Viewpoint trail near Bend Oregon.

Trips & Trails: Cinder Butte Viewpoint

If you’re heading to the Overland Expo Pacific Northwest event in Bend, Oregon in 2022, you’re probably seeking new adventures. Look no further.

Cinder Hills OHV

Trips & Trails: The Cinder Hills of Northern Arizona

If you’ve ever wanted to overland on the moon, this is as close you can get. The Cinder Hills OHV Area resembles the moon’s surface, partially because NASA pockmarked a portion of the Cinder Lakes area to match the Apollo landing sites with a series of controlled explosions in 1967.

Aspen Ridge Ultimate Moto Build

Trips & Trails: Aspen Ridge

For this Trips & Trails, Sterling Noren of Noren Films took Overland Expo’s 2021 Ultimate Overland Vehicle, Honda Africa Twin, on Aspen Ridge. The Honda Africa Twin will be a part of other storytelling throughout the year. Follow the 4Runner’s adventures on its official landing page.

Toyota 4Runner on Alpine Loop

Trips & Trails: Cinnamon Pass & Engineer Pass

A loop of 63 miles of semi-technical four-wheel-drive trail, the Alpine Loop in Southwestern Colorado may not seem like an overland route, but it is the heart of an area that can provide days and days of exploration and adventure

Trips & Trails: The Puppy Dog Route

Deemed by riders all over New England to be one of the most accessible and scenic rides in Vermont, the BMW MOV Puppy Dog Route takes riders from the Massachusetts border through the lush forests of the Green Mountain State all of the way to the Canadian border.

Trips & Trails: Movie Road, Alabama Hills

You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies, TV, and on the ‘gram, but maybe you’ve never experienced it from the driver’s seat?

Located off picturesque Highway 395 on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the town of Lone Pine, Movie Road encompasses viewpoints of high desert and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States within its 24 beautiful miles.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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