Area Status: Closed

This is an interconnecting trail system with 76 miles of trail. Trail season typically runs from the Friday before Memorial day to the last Sunday in September. Inclement wet weather may cause the trails to close on short notice. If in doubt please call ahead.

Penoke Off Highway Motorcycle (OHM) and ATV Trail:

This 23.1 mile loop is rated most difficult and is best suited to off-highway motorcycles. The motorcycle trail offers a very rocky surface that winds and twists through the forest. OHM riders can finish the trail within a few hours. ATV'ers will find a very demanding and challenging ride that will take 4 - 6 hours to complete.

This trail is not recommended for inexperienced or novice riders. The trail is one-way travel except where otherwise posted. The connector between Duhring Road and Rocket John Trailhead is open to all machines and is two-way traffic.

Marienville ATV and OHM Trail:

The Marienville ATV Trail is approximately 14 miles of old roads and railroad grades traversing scenic and forested hills of the Allegheny National Forest. This trial is one-way travel except where posted otherwise. The trail has several steep hill climbs, the hill climb coming out of the Pigs Ear is paved with cement blocks and has a bypass for easier riding. This trail is a most difficult trail.

Timberline ATV and OHM Trail:

This trail is designed for the enjoyment of ATV and motorcycle riders at the beginner skill level and ties into the Marienville ATV/OHM Trail. The Timberline ATV Trail is a system of 39 miles of interconnecting trails, railroad grades and roads traversing the scenic forested hills of the Allegheny National Forest. The timberline trail is rated easiest and is best suited to ATVs. Riding surfaces are generally level and wide (averaging eight feet in width). The entire trail is a two-way system.

During the winter season this dual use trail provides snowmobile access from the south and southeast to the Allegheny Snowmobile Loop system. This trail is not groomed in winter.

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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.
Fees: Daily Pass: $10.00/vehicle per day or Annual Pass: $35.00/vehicle per calendar year
Permit Info: For a permit application and a list of vendors go to the Recreation Passes page. You must provide proof of registration and insurance to purchase a permit.
Open Season: May - September
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
Pennsylvania State Regulations for the operation of ATV's/Dirt Bikes/etc. can be found on the Pennsylvania DCNR website.
Closest Towns: Marienville, PA
Information Center: Marienville Ranger District
Address: 131 Smokey Lane Marienville, PA 16239
Phone: 1-814-927-6628

General Information


Penoke Trail

Penoke Trailhead

 Latitude: 41.510000

Longitude: -79.093000


Marienville Trail

Rocket John Trailhead

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.


Main ATV Trailhead

From Marienville

  • Travel northeast on PA-66 for 10.5 miles
  • The trailhead is located on the right.


Timberline Trail

From Marienville

Timberline ATV Trailhead

  • 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.

Lat/Long: 41.563333 -78.865833


Pigs Ear Trailhead

  • Travel northeast on PA-66 for 13.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Pigs Ear Road.
  • Travel on Pigs Ear Road for 1.3 miles.
  • The trailhead is located on the left.

Lat/Long: 41.562497 -78.936948


From Ridgeway

Buehler Trailhead

  • Travel on Main St. to Spring Creek Road/Route 3002
  • Travel on Spring Creek Road/Route 3002 for 9.2 miles.
  • Turn right onto Arroyo-Portland Road.
  • Travel on Arroyo-Portland Road for 1 mile.
  • The destination is on the left.

Lat/Long: 41.421479 -78.885844

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Camping

Recreation areas with activity OHV Camping:

Camping is allowed along the trails.

At the Timberline ATV Trailhead camping has been restricted to designated sites only due to sanitation problems and vegetation destruction. Please camp only in those areas posted for overnight camping. 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 . Thank you for your cooperation.

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

Maximum ATV/OHM vehicle width on trails:

  • Penoke Trail: 50 inches maximum width
  • Marienville Trail: 64 inches maximum width
  • Timberline Trail: 64 inches maximum width


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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