Pine Creek OHV System

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pine Creek Trail System.

Trail Advisory-Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anthony Scardina has issued a Closure Order for a portion of the Telegraph Trail, located on the Ironton Ranger District in Lawrence County. The order is necessary to prevent unlawful access to private property and to protect national forest property and resources. The order includes a 3.2-mile section of trail located between the Telegraph Trailhead and the intersection of Brushy Fork Road. The Forest Service has determined that the section of trail is on private property and will need to be rerouted.

The order does not include the Telegraph Trailhead near State Route 93. Off-highway vehicle riders will need to find another option to access the Pine Creek OHV Trail System. Riders can access the trail system from the Lyra and Wolcott Trailheads.

The order will remain in effect until it has been terminated by the Forest Supervisor.  An order violation is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than (6) months, or both.

The Pine Creek area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-highway motorcycles (OHMs).

This trail system provides approximately 20 miles of trails for off-road vehicle, hiking, and mountain bike use.



At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • OHV and mountain bike riding allowed only during open season (April 15 through December 15).
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
  • Open year-round for hiking.
Fees OHV riding requires a trail permit
Open Season: April 15 - December 15
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: For OHV riding:
  • OHV Trail Permit required
  • APV Registration required
  • No vehicles greater than 50 inches wide allowed
  • Possession of alcohol is prohibited on the Wayne National Forest per Ohio’s Open Container Law.
  • Helmets and protective eye-wear required.
  • Passengers may ride only if vehicle is designed by manufacturer to carry passengers.
Closest Towns: Oak Hill or Ironton, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault at Telegraph Trailhead only.
Operated By:

Ironton Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Maps of the Pine Creek Trail System can be found on out OHV Trail Maps page. Maps are also provided when you purchase a trail permit.


Trailhead Name Directions -- GPS Coordinates (Lat/Long) Telegraph Trailhead 23 miles north of Ironton on Highway 93. Turn left on County Road 193 for 1/8 mile to the parking area. -- 38 deg 47' 06" / 82 deg 37' 09" Lyra Trailhead From Wheelersburg, take County road 2 to Township Road 307.-- 38 deg 44' 15" / 82 deg 43' 50" Wolcott Trailhead From Ironton, go north on State Route 93. Turn on Highway 522 West; go 3.5 miles to County Road 9, then 3 miles to the trailhead.-- 38 deg 42' 88" / 82 deg 42' 45"

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