Near Bridgewater in the George Washington National Forest, the Rocky Run ORV Trail is a 10 mile ATV loop with narrow and twisting sections. The Rocky Run ATV/OHV Trail on the Dry River District is a loop of approximately 10 miles designed for the recreational, all-terrain vehicle rider. Riders will find challenges in the narrow and twisting portion connecting Second Mountain and Dictum Ridge, while others will find trails that are wide and inviting.
To reach the Rocky Run ATV riding trailhead from Harrisonburg, head west on SR33 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right on SR612 for approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Development Road (FDR) 72 at Gospel Hill Church. Follow FDR 72 for 5-6 miles and turn left on the trailhead access road for about one mile. Users should be aware that FDR 72 is a single-lane road with limited turnouts, and is recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
Designated trails are marked by orange diamonds with a mountain symbol. Camping is permitted along the trail, except for within 500 feet around the trailhead parking lot. Due to space limitations in the trailhead parking lot, trailers should not exceed 16 feet in length. Be aware of two-way traffic, including 4-wheel drive trucks, and keep speeds manageable to your riding skill level.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is not permitted on any Forest Service roads.
Overall, Rocky Run ATV Trail is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 12 ATV trails in Virginia.