Marienville Trail: Rocket John Trailhead

Area Status: Closed

This trailhead parking lot is located off of Forest Road 395 via State Route 66 just southwest of the main State Route 66 trailhead. Facilities include a vault toilet and informational signing. Camping is permitted in this area.

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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 24 - September 29
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
Closest Towns: Marienville, 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:

General Information


From Marienville

  • Travel northeast on PA-66 for 9 miles
  • Turn right onto Pipeline Road
  • Travel on Pipeline Road for 1.3 miles.
  • The trailhead is located on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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 FR 221, FR 395, and FR 521 Trailheads.  Camping is not permitted at the Marienville and Pigs Ear Trailheads.
Reservation Info No
Loading Ramp Yes
No. of Accessible sites No
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

OHV Trail Riding

All-terrain vehicle riding is permitted on designated trail during specific seasons only.
Staging Area Yes
Loading Ramp Yes
Class of Vehicle Class I
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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