It seems the ATV trails are drying up in NC. Are their any free riding trails left? There used to be a lot of trails around Gaston and Lincoln counties. Urban sprawl, liability and just plain people don't like 4-wheelers have caused most of the free riding on private or public lands to be stopped. We still ride on some private land in Hardin, but it is half of what it was two years ago. People and companies who own tracts of land are afraid of being sued from injuries, so they have activley sought to stop all ATV riding on their property.