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Trans-America Trail Ride Reports

Shown below are a collection of ride reports submitted by individuals and groups who have completed all or parts of the Trans-America Trail. Read along and learn about the Trans-Am Trail from a variety of people and from a variety of perspectives.
As you read the rider reports regarding the Trans-Am Trail, you will see several references to crossing private land. As the course has evolved, however, I have found many ways to avoid those private properties. Today, the entire trip can be made without venturing off publicly available roads. This eliminates a potential stress for those using my maps and does not jeopardize my project. Trust me, you won't miss the private sections. It's still one great trip!

—Sam Correro

  Stat-reports-thumbnail-scottcott Brady Rides the Trans-America Trail By Scott Brady of Overland Journal If I mentioned to you that I had just ridden 5,000 miles across a country, mostly on remote, dirt tracks, with sparse fuel availability and simple accommodations, you would likely think my adventure had taken me through a country in Africa, or the remote deserts of Australia. In reality, this remote, rugged and challenging adventure is available right here in the continental United States, the Trans-America Trail... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  tat-has-something-for-every-riderSomething for Everyone By Andrew Sarakatsannis (aka, "Kyryder") Riding Sam Correro's Trans-America Trail was a no-hassle, easy navigating, good time that should be experienced by all riders, from the new rider to the hardened pro. The Trans-America Trail has something for everyone... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  Yyoutube-trans-am-trailouTube Trans-Am Trail Video By Justin Brady I just put together a video on and thought you might have interest in it. Maybe there's a way to put it in your ride reports section of the website. Thanks for the inspiration... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  michael-murray-films-the-trans-am-trailFilming the Trans-Am Trail By Michael Murray (Cameraman for the Road Less Traveled motorcycle documentary) I suppose getting ready for riding the 5,000 mile Trans-America Trail was just like any other riding group getting ready... any group that is, that brings along a Film Director, a Producer, a Director of Photography and a Cameraman with several bike-cams setup on his bike... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  carla-kings-rides-the-tatCarla King Rides Colorado By Sam Correro A motorcycle can do wonders. This group of riders were drawn together to share their love for adventure and their love for motorcycles... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  mississippi-hill-country-trailMississippi Hill Country Ride By Luke Bartkiewicz I learned about Sam's site while researching items to make my XR650L more of an adventure tourer. Sam had a route extending from near Jackson, MS to Batesville, MS, about 130 miles as the crow flies... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  Trchris-jones-rides-the-tatials and Tribulations By Chris & Spice Jones June 2003 Chris and I left Atlanta on June 17th 2003 to begin the Trans-Am Trail - A trail of dirt roads that starts in Tennessee and ends in Oregon at the Pacific Coast. It took six weeks to complete... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  a-woman-on-the-trans-am-trailA Woman on the Trans-America Trail By Anke Irmscher When I started riding a motorcycle years ago in Germany, you would take any bike on any road surface - pavement, dirt, gravel sand, cobble stones, you name it. Now everything is very specialized... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  thre-brits-and-their-bikesThree Brits and Their Bikes by David Lomax We set off at 7:00 a.m. and Sam rode the first 100 miles with us. The navigation went really well and although a lot of Day 1’s route had been tarmac’d (paved) the scenery was excellent... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  steve-cole-and-friends-ride-the-tatSteve Cole and Friends By Dave Dunn When Steve Cole asked Dave Dunn, Jim Smythe, Dana Slater, Mike Casey and Dick Young to do a 5,000-mile dirt bike ridge, the only reservation they had was "Will that be too much of a good thing?"... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  mississippi-hill-countryMississippi Hill Country By Robert E. Lee The weather couldn't have been better, with the first day's temps staying in the high 50's. As we made our way north, we rode past interesting old outback of Mississippi. The first day's accomplishments included 240 miles of dirt roads... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  three-weeks-on-the-tatThree Weeks in June By John and Trisha Clement I've just finished a major tune on my wife's Yamaha XT225 and I'm ready to order parts for my Honda XR400R. Minor damage considering the events of the trip. I've decided to describe the impressions and milestones of the trip, rather than just doing a 'day-by-day' accounting... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  trans-am-trail-2000Trans-America Trail 2000: Off-road Across the USA By Russell Fisher Despite the fact I came across Sam Correro’s website ( roughly eight months ago, the decision to jump wasn’t really taken until a couple of months ago. So it’s taken... ummm, two months to prepare for this... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  ms-to-ok-on-the-tatMississippi to Oklahoma on the Trans-America Trail By Robert Flagler My son and I have set a goal of riding every inch of the Trans-America Trail created by Sam Correro. In 1997, my son, J P, left Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, riding a Honda XL 650... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  utah-five-daysUtah Five Days By Sam Correro Southeastern Utah, let's drop a few names here. Hite Marina, Blanding, Monticello, LaSal, Moab, Thompson, Green River, Salina and Richfield, Utah. Riding a Dual Sport bike here could only mean two things... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  arkansas-dual-sportArkansas Dual Sport By John Clements I can think of no better way to spend a vacation than taking a scenic tour on a motorcycle. I have a passion for riding. Touring, Sport Touring, Dual-Sport Touring, (Gold Wing, V64 Saber, XR400) I love it all... read more orange-arroworange-arrow  
  tat-millennium-rideTrans-America Trail... Millennium Ride By Sam Correro A 5-day, 1200 mile off-pavement motorcycle ride. This was an adventure that began in Lake City, Colorado with overnights in Blanding, Green River and Monticello, Utah and Ouray, Colorado and back to Lake City, Colorado... read more orange-arroworange-arrow