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ATV Trails in State Forests

All state forest ATV trails are designated with signs. Stay on the marked trail. Roads for joint use by ATV's and vehicular traffic are marked with caution signs at all road junctions. All municipal and state-owned roadways open to ATV use are designated as such with the following sign:

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State forests throughout Pennsylvania have designated and maintained the following ATV trails to accommodate trail enthusiasts:

 

ATV Trails Open During the Summer Season

These trails are typically open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September. Check the forest district web pages for current access advisories.
 


Martin Hill -- Bedford County
-- 18 miles of summer trail. Access to the trail is from the parking area located on Route 326 two miles south of Rainsburg.
Trail head GPS location: N 39° 52' 24.69" W 78° 30' 34.80"
Contact: Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Phone: 717-485-3148


Sideling Hill -- Fulton County -- 15 miles of summer trail in the Wells Tannery area. Access is from Ray's Cove Road or Childers Ridge Road.
Trail head GPS location: N 40° 5' 0.28 W 78° 10' 12.17"
Contact: Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.
Phone: 717-485-3148

 
Potter County -- 43 miles of summer trail. A loop trail located south of Denton Hill State Park. Access to the trail is from Lyman Run State Park, on SR 44 north of Cherry Springs, or the intersection of Rock Run Road and the Ridge Trail (ATV trail). Registered Class II ATV's are permitted on this trail that are less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Susquehannock State Forest, PO Box 673, Coudersport, PA 16915
Phone: 814-274-3600


Maple Run Tract, Pike County -- 8 miles of summer trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402 1-3/4 miles north of the village of Pecks Pond. Registered Class II ATV's less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds .are permitted on this trail.
Contact: Delaware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370-7746
Phone: 570-895-4000

Summer and Winter Trails

These summer season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.

The winter season runs from the day following the last day of the regular or extended antlerless deer season as established by the Game Commission through the following April 1.

There are some trails that remain closed until after the late muzzleloader season. Please check the forest district web pages for current access advisories on when trails open for the winter season. 


Pike County -- Burnt Mills -- 7 miles of summer and winter trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402 one mile south of Porters Lake. Registered Class II ATV's are permitted on this trail that are less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Delaware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370-7746
Phone: 570-895-4000 


Adams and Cumberland Counties -- 36 miles of summer trail. During the winter season the trail system is expanded to 42 miles by using some dirt roads that are gated during the winter. Part of the trail system is shared with snowmobiles when there is sufficient snowfall. The trail is located between Big Flat and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Access to these are from parking lots located at Big Flat along Shippensburg Road about 1-1/4 miles north of its intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Contact: Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222
Phone: 717-352-2211


Snyder and Union Counties -- 15.4 miles of summer trails. Access is at the Jacks Mountain Trailhead located along Route 235 three miles south of Glen Iron. The trail includes the East Kettle Road which has been closed to other types of motor vehicles. Registered Class II ATV's are permitted on this trail that are less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Bald Eagle State Forest, 18865 Old Turnpike Rd, Millmont, PA 17845
Phone: 570-922-3344


Clinton County -- The Whiskey Springs ATV Trail (PDF) -- 50 miles of summer and winter trails. The Whiskey Springs ATV Trail is located Southeast of Kettle Creek State Park. Trailhead access is from SR 120 in Westport along Kettle Creek for approximately 1.5 miles then North on Two-Mile Road. Trails are open to registered Class II ATV's less han 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764
Phone: 570-923-6011


Centre and Clinton County -- Bloody Skillet ATV Trail (PDF) -- 38 miles of summer and winter trails. Access from SR 144 approximately 19 miles north of the Snow Shoe Exit of US Route 80. Turn right onto De Haas Road and travel 5.3 miles South, to the Northern Terminus Trailhead. Trails are open to registered Class II ATV's less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764
Phone: 570-923-6011


Lycoming County -- 17 miles of summer and winter trail. Trails are located near Haneyville and include the Button Road and a network of wooded trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. Access to the trail is from a parking area located at the former parking area located at the CCC Camp along Route 44 one mile south of Haneyville.
Contact: Tiadaghton State Forest, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Rd, Waterville, PA 17776
Phone: 570-753-5409


Dixon R. Miller Recreation Area -- (Formerly the Pohopoco Tract), Monroe County -- 13 miles of summer and winter trails. Access is from Route 115 five miles south of I-80. Registered Class II ATV's are permitted on this trail that are less than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Contact: Delaware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370-7746
Phone: 570-895-4000