Superior Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Riding on the Superior Trail

This trailhead is part of the Superior OHV System. The Superior OHV Trail System is currently 16.5 miles long.

The trail also has two connector trails to the Pine Creek OHV System for continuous riding opportunities and additional traihead access points.

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
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
Operated By:

Ironton Ranger District

General Information


This trailhead is part of the Superior System.

To find this trailhead:

  • From the south - Take highway 93 from Ironton 10 miles to state route 522. Turn west and go 3 miles to trailhead.
  • From the west - Take state route 522 from Wheelersburg east 12.5 miles to trailhead.


Ample parking is available at trailheads.

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

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OHV Camping

Camping is allowed at all of the campsites on the Superior OHV System, but only during the OHV and mountain biking open season. Please do not limit others' use of the area with your campsite.

Fire Information
  • You 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 bonfires are allowed.
  • No standing or green trees may be cut.
  • Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect.
No. of Sites Primitive camping is dispersed at trailhead.
Reservation Info Sites are not able to be reserved.
No. of Accessible sites 0
Hours of Operation:
  • Open April 15 - Dec 15 for camping.

OHV Trail Riding

As part of the Superior OHV System, this trail system is designed primarily for ATV/OHMs.

Class of Vehicle under 50 inches in width
Staging Area At trailhead
Permit required?: Y
Hours of Operation:
  • Open mid-April through mid-December for OHV and mountain bike riding. 
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult
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