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Atv Riding / April 19, 2019

State forests throughout Pennsylvania have designated and maintained ATV trails to accommodate trail enthusiasts.

Other Riding Opportunities

State Game Lands
ATVs are not permitted on State Game Lands except those used by disabled hunters.

Allegheny National Forest
The federally-operated Allegheny National Forest has more than 100 miles of ATV trails. ATV trail season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday in September, winter season is from December 20-April 1. Contact the Allegheny National Forest Supervisor's Office, 4 Farm Colony Drive, Warren, PA 16365, (814) 723-5150. Effective July 1, 2002, the Allegheny National Forest implemented the Fee Demo Program for ATV and motorized bike trails. An annual $35 permit fee is required, and can be purchased from any Allegheny National Forest office, and some local vendors, or online at

The following trails are within the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Please contact the ANF using the information above concerning these trails:

  • Marienville ATV/Bike Trail on State Route 66 east of the town of Marienville.
  • Timberline ATV Trail, accessed from State Route 948, north of Ridgway (also connects to the Marienville ATV Trail).
  • Rocky Gap ATV Trail, accessed from Township Road 3005, southeast of Warren.
  • Willow Creek ATV Trail on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir, just south of the New York State line. Closed during the winter season.

Private and other public trail opportunities
Many other ATV riding opportunities exist across the state on public lands and local municipalities. Contact the local Tourist Promotion Agency, ATV clubs, dealers or county governments to find out more about your region of interest.