White Sulphur OHV Trail System

  

White Sulphur OHV Trail System is composed of several Forest Service roads and trails in the White Sulphur area, forming a 17-mile trail system of connecting loops. It is located near Cave Run Lake on the Cumberland Ranger District. The trail is located in moderately rugged terrain, primarily following ridgetops. Most of the trail is hardened with gravel to prevent erosion and impacts on the watershed.The trail is designed for novice to intermediate riders. Orange diamond-shaped blazes mark the designated trail route. 

  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on closed roads, which are indicated by tank traps, earthen mounds and "Road Closed" signs.
  • Access to the OHV trail is permitted only from the OHV trailhead.
  • Crosscountry and off-trail motorized vehicle travel, including hill climbs, are not permitted. 
  • Horses and mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail. 
  • Only OHVs 50 inches or less in width and off-road motorcycles are allowed on this trail.
  • Spark arrestors are required on all OHVs traveling on public lands.
  • No one under 16 years of age shall operate an OHV with an engine exceeding 90cc.
  • No one under 12 years of age shall operate an OHV with an engine exceeding 70cc.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/10/2021: Open to OHV use.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Toilets
Fees A fee is required to use this trail. $7/day; $15/3 day; $40/annual. Passes may be purchased at the district office or vendor. District offices offer a 50% discount ($20) on the annual pass for youth under 16, if proof of ATV safety training and parental supervision are provided at the time of purchase.
Permit Info: A Special Use Permit is required for commercial activities (for example: fishing tournaments, rental of boats, trail rides, races, etc). A permit is also required for all noncommercial group uses involving more than 75 people.
Open Season: May 1 - November 30 for OHV; December 1 - April 30 for hiking only
Restrictions:
  • Kentucky law prohibits the consumption of alcohol in public places and prohibits open containers of alcohol. (Order DB-02-15)
  • Shortcutting a switchback on trails PROHIBITED. (Order DB-08-15)
  • Operating a bicycle, motorbike, or motorcycle on a trail unless designated for this use. 36 CFR 261.16 (n).  
The following are PROHIBITED (Order DB-02-15; Order 11-04-15)
  • Operating a motor vehicle on a Forest designated trail without an approved Department of Transportation helmet.
  • Operating any motor vehicle on open Forest System Roads in violation of any Commonwealth of Kentucky traffic or motor vehicle law.
  • Motorized use of the White Sulphur OHV Trail System from sunset to sunrise, from May 1st to Nov. 30.
  • Non-motorized use of the White Sulphur OHV Trail System from May 1st to Nov. 30.
  • Overnight camping within 300 feet of the edge of the White Sulphur OHV Trail System from May 1st to Nov. 30.
  • Use of the White Sulphur OHV Trail System trailhead parking area after 10:00 pm.
     
Closest Towns: Morehead, KY
Passes: $7/day; $15/3 day; $40/annual. Passes may be purchased at the district office or vendor. District offices offer a 50% discount ($20) on the annual pass for youth under 16, if proof of ATV safety training and parental supervision are provided at the time of purchase.
Operated By: Concessionaire - Thousand Trails
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  
606-784-6428
606-776-5456

General Information

Directions:

From I-64 East, take exit 123. Travel east on KY 60 and turn right on KY 211 to Salt Lick.

From I-64 West, take exit 133. Turn left on KY 801 and then right on KY 60. Turn left ont KY 211 to Salt Lick.

From KY 211, turn left onto Forest Service Road 129. Just past the Clear Creek Country Store, turn left onto Forest Service Road 105. The White Sulphur trailhead is located 1/4-mile past the White Sulphur Horse Camp.  


General Notes:

Camping is available at Clear Creek and Zilpo Campground. Camping is not allowed at the trailhead or along the trail.
The White Sulphur Horse Camp is not open to OHV riders.


Parking:

Parking is available between dawn and 10 p.m. at the trailhead off Forest Service Road 105. 


Accessibility:

This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. 


Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Toilets Vault toilets are at the trailhead.
Accessible Toilets are accessible.


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