Monday Creek OHV System

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

ATV rider at Monday Creek

The Monday 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, north of Nelsonville, provides approximately 75 miles of designated trails to off-road vehicle riders, mountain bikers, and hikers. Loading ramps are available at the New Straitsville and White Oak Trailheads.

Trailheads

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • OHV and mountain bike riding permitted only during open season.
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
  • Open year-round for hiking.
Fees Requires OHV Trail Permit.
Open Season: 12:01 a.m. April 13 - 11:59 p.m. December 16, 2018
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Wayne National Forest OHV Trail Permit required
  • State of Ohio 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: Nelsonville, Haydenville, Butchel, and New Straitsville, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By:

Athens Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

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

A new section of trail near Camp Ohio is now open; please check your OHV trail map for exact location.

Over the past four years, 18 old wooden bridges have been upgraded to concrete or steel trail bridges. Additionally, restroom facilities at trailheads have been upgraded to meet accessibility requirements. 


Directions:

9 trailheads to this trail system, Highway 595, 2 mi. south of New Straitsville to one trailhead, follow signs off Highway 33, approximately 2 mi. south of intersection of Hwy 595 and Highway 33 to five trailheads, on County Road 24 between Carbon Hill and Buchtel to another trailhead, and off Highway 78, north of Buchtel, south of Murray City to yet another trailhead.


Parking:

Ample parking is available at trailheads.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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OHV Camping

Recreation areas with activity OHV Camping:

Camping is allowed at three of the five trailheads in the Dorr Run Area, at Monday Creek access and at the New Straitsville Trailhead on 595.  Please do not limit other’s use of the area with your campsite. 

Fire InformationYou can build a campfire as long as you have a 10 foot clearance around it and put a ring around it with rocks. Fires must be extinguished before leaving camp. No bon fires are allowed. No standing or green trees may be cut. Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect.
No. of Sites8
Reservation InfoNo
No. of Accessible sites0

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

This 75-mile trail system is designed primarily for ATV/OHMs. Loops of a variety of lengths offer riders many different lengths and a variety of challenges depending on the time they have available and their skill level.

Class of Vehicleunder 50 inches in width
Staging Area8 trailheads for this system
Difficulty Level: Difficult
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
70 miles

  Latitude : 
39.497834

  Longitude : 
-82.21017