Timberline Trail: Main ATV Trailhead

Area Status: Closed

This trailhead offers access to the loop trail system. Facilities include a paved parking lot, loading/unloading ramp, vault restroom, hardened rustic campsites and informational signing.

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New signage on Timberline!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The 2024 ATV Trail Season begins May 24, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. until 11:59 pm on September 29, 2024.
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.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
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
  • Vehicle Use
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Public Nudity
  • Firewood
  • Controlled Substances
Closest Towns: Kane, PA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Marienville Ranger District
Address: 131 Smokey Lane Marienville, PA 16239
Phone: 1-814-927-6628
Email: sm.fs.anf@usda.gov

General Information


From Marienville

  • Travel northeast on PA-66/PA-948 for 15.7 miles
  • Where PA-66 and PA-948 split, stay on PA-948.
  • Travel on PA-948 for 1 mile.
  • Turn right onto the road for the parking area and drive .2 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Wildlife

Over 70 species of game and non-game fish live in the Allegheny National Forest. Over 300 species of mammals, including raccoon, gray squirrel, snowshoe hare, red and gray fox, beaver, mink, and muskrat as well as game species suck as white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey.

For information on species common to Pennsylvania, and the Allegheny National Forest visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website for game and nongame species information.

When you see wildlife, please remember:

  • never feed wildlife
  • don't interfere with mating, predation or other natural behaviors.
  • keep a respectful distance
  • preserve habitat by following "leave no trace" principles.
  • leave young wildlife where you find them.

If you think you've found a sick or injured animal please call the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

OHV Camping

Please camp only in those areas posted for overnight camping. Please make proper use of the restroom facility, and please pack out your garbage. Your cooperation with these guidelines will help the US Forest Service ensure that this trailhead is an attractive place to visit on the Allegheny National Forest.
Reservation Info No
Loading Ramp Yes
No. of Accessible sites No
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Easy

OHV Trail Riding

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