Willow Creek ATV Trail

Area Status: Open

The Willow Creek ATV Trail is approximately 10 miles of old roads traversing scenic and forested hills in the Allegheny National Forest. The trail is rated More Difficult. The trail is one-way travel except where posted otherwise.

The trailhead for this trail does not have restrooms.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The 2023 ATV Trail Season is 8:00 am May 26, 2023 to 11:59 pm on September 24, 2023.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours when the trails are open.
Fees: Daily Pass: $10.00/vehicle per day or Annual Pass: $35.00/vehicle per calendar year
Permit Info: You must provide proof of registration and insurance to purchase a permit. For a permit application and a list of vendors go to the Recreation Passes page. Pennsylvania State Regulations for the operation of ATV's/Dirt Bikes/etc. can be found on the Pennsylvania DCNR website.
Open Season: May 26 - September 24, 2023
Usage: Light
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Allegheny National Forest. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forest. Applicable Orders for this Site:
  • Off Road Vehicles
Closest Towns: Bradford, PA
Water: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613
Email: sm.fs.anf@usda.gov

General Information


From Bradford

  • Travel on US-346 for 11.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto Fire Road.
  • Travel on Fire Road for 2.2 miles
  • Destination is on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Joint use with ATV users. Use caution during open ATV season.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

OHV Camping

Camping is permitted along the trail as long as your equipment does not block the trail. There is limited space for camping at the Willow Creek Trailhead.

Reservation Info No
No. of Accessible sites No
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Easy

OHV Trail Riding

All-terrain vehicle riding is permitted on designated trail during specific seasons only.

Staging Area Yes
Class of Vehicle Class I
Difficulty Level: Intermediate