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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names Black Mountain, Black Mountain Recreation Park, Black Mountain OHV Park, Evarts Trailhead, Putney Trailhead, Harlan County
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This brand new OHV trail system is open year-round to all vehicles. There are two trailheads to access this area, the Putney Trailhead to the north and Evarts Trailhead to the south.

The northern trailhead is located at Harlan County Campground and is $5 to park. The southern access which has no fee to park and is located near the general store which carries basic camping supplies, maps and permits.

Primitive campgrounds, cabin rentals and full RV hookups are also available throughout the area. A zipline has been recently installed and arrangements can be made by calling the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area And General Store at (606) 837-3205.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Evarts, KY
Address 711 Bailey Creek Road, Evarts, KY 40828
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From: Harlan, KY
1) Take SR-38 east about 8 miles
2) Turn left (north-east) on SR-2430/Kelly Street, continue .6 miles
3) Turn left (north) on Bailey Creek Road, continue about .5 miles toward Evarts Trailhead.

For Harlan County Campground/Putney Trailhead:
4) Take US-421 north about 1 mile
5) Bear right (north-east) on US-119, continue 8 miles
6) Campground entrance is on the right (south).
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land County Land
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
TERRAIN
Square Miles 12
Miles Of Trail 150
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1200 to 3300 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Single Track This county land has some single track trails.Some
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
Comment Bear sightings are common at the park.
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes Black Mountain General Use Permit
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four Wheelers Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Yes vehicles must have front and rear lights
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Alcohol Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Many
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
FEES
Parking Certain Areas ($5.00)
applies only at Putney Trailhead
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($20.00 per OHV)
good for one month
Camping Yes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
North Evarts RV Park and Campground Fees
Comment South Evarts RV Campground - $20/site
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital (606) 573-8100
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (SW) Buddies Gas (606) 837-9021
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (SW) Buddies Gas (606) 837-9021
Potable Water Water On Site Harlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site Harlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site Harlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store On Site Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area And General Store (606) 837-3205
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (SW) Smith Recreation Area Beach (606) 573-7655
Body of Water Water Body On Site Bailey Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (SW) Cranks Creek Lake Boat Ramp (800) 858-1549
CONTACTS
Contact Info Black Mountain Off-road Adventure Area And General Store
711 Bailey Creek Road
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-3205
www.harlancountytrails.com
Comment store hours 8am-4:30pm Sunday through Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday and Saturday
Contact Info Harlan County Campground And RV Park
8331 Highway 119
Putney, KY 40865
(606) 573-9009
(606) 273-6189
www.harlancountycampground.com
Comment private campground with direct trail access
Contact Info Evarts Tourism Commission
(606) 837-0609
(877) 737-0778
cityofevarts@windstream.net
www.evartskentucky.com
Comment tourism info and RV/campground reservation line for North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
Contact Info Black Mountain Off-road Adventure Area - Facebook
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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail

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OHV at Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail

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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail Photo

OHV at Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail

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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail Photo

OHV at Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail

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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail Photo

OHV at Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/20/2012 (Thanks!)
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