Superior OHV System

Area Status: Open
Riding on the Superior Trail

Superior OHV Trail System is currently 16.5 miles long. A trailhead off State Route 52 accesses this section of trail.

The trail also has two connector trails to the Pine Creek OHV Trail System for continuous riding opportunities and additional traihead access points. The trail system is open to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs), mountain bikes, and hiking. Trail width limit is 50 inches.


At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Trails are seasonally closed to off-highway vehicle and mountain bike use from winter to early spring. Visit our Recreation page to see seasonal open and close dates for the current year.
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
  • Open year-round for hiking.
Fees: OHV riding requires a trail permit
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: Ironton or Pedro, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Wayne NF Trail Permit is required. Ohio APV tag required.
Operated By:

Ironton Ranger District

Information Center: Only vehicles 50 inches or less can ride these trails. You can build a campfire as long as you have a 10-foot clearance around it and it is extinguished before leaving camp. No bonfires are allowed. No standing or green trees may be cut. Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect. 

General Information

General Notes:

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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

16.5 miles of trails are available for mountain bike riding from mid-April through mid-December. Be aware of OHV riders and hikers!

Permit required?: Y


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

This trail system is designed primarily for all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles. Mountain bikes may also use the trail in season from mid-April through mid-December. Hikers are welcome year-round. The system ties in with the Pine Creek OHV Trail System.



OHV Camping

Recreation areas with activity OHV Camping:

The Superior 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 16.5 miles of trail for off-highway vehicles and mountain bike use in season from mid-April through mid-December each year. Open to hiking year-round.


Permit required?: Y

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

This 16.5 mile trail system ties in with the Pine Creek OHV Trail System and provides additional opportunities for OHV and  mountain bike riding.

Permit required?: Y

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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