Superior Trailhead


Area Status: 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:
  • 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
Operated By:

Ironton Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

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.

Parking:

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

As part of the Superior OHV System, 16.5 miles of trail are available to mountain bikes. See our Superior Mountain Biking guide for full details. Open year-round for hiking.

Hours of Operation:
  • Open April 15 - Dec 15 for OHV and mountain bike riding. 
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Dispersed Camping

Camping is allowed at the trailheads on the Superior OHV System, but only during the OHV and mountain biking open season.

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.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

As part of the Superior OHV System, this trail system is designed primarily for all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles, but hikers are welcome. 16.5 miles of trail are available. Open year-round for hiking. 

Hours of Operation:
  • Open April 15 - Dec 15 for OHV and mountain bike riding. 
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.6748543

  Longitude : 
-82.69254897