White Sulphur OHV Trail System

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

2020 White Sulphur OHV Calendar

From May 1 to November 30, the trail is open to OHV use.
From December 1 to April 30 it is open to hiking only.

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 watersheThe trail is designed for novice to intermediate riders. Orange diamond-shaped blazes mark the designated trail route. 

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Trailhead: White Sulphur OHV Trailhead

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunse. From May 1 to November 30, the trail is open to OHV use.
From December 1 to April 30 it is open to hiking only.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Toilets
Fees A fee is required to use this trail. 
Permit Info: A recreation permit is required to use this trail.
Open Season: May 1 - November 30 for OHV; December 1 - April 30 for hiking only
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not permitted on closed roads, which are indicated by tank traps, earthen mounds and "Road Closed" signs.

Crosscountry and off-trail motorized vehicle travel, including hill climbs, are not permitted. 

Horses and mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail. 
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: Concessionaire - Thousand Trails
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


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


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



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Day Hiking

 Hiking is only allowed from December 1 through May 14. 

OHV Riding & Camping

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