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Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alt Names

Black Mountain, Black Mountain Recreation Park, Black Mountain OHV Park, Evarts Trailhead, Putney Trailhead, Harlan County

Last Known StatusOpen

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 CityEvarts, KY
Address711 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

AreaTrail
LandCounty Land

QUALITY

RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days

TERRAIN

Square Miles12
Miles Of Trail150
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1200 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Single TrackThis county land has some single track trails.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
CommentBear sightings are common at the park.

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesBlack Mountain General Use Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesvehicles must have front and rear lights
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementMany
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES

ParkingCertain Areas ($5.00)
applies only at Putney Trailhead
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($20.00 per OHV)
good for one month
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
North Evarts RV Park and Campground Fees
CommentSouth Evarts RV Campground - $20/site

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital (606) 573-8100
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Buddies Gas (606) 837-9021
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Buddies Gas (606) 837-9021
Potable Water WaterOn SiteHarlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteHarlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteHarlan County Campground And RV Park, North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteBlack Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area And General Store (606) 837-3205
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Smith Recreation Area Beach (606) 573-7655
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteBailey Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Cranks Creek Lake Boat Ramp (800) 858-1549

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBlack Mountain Off-road Adventure Area And General Store
711 Bailey Creek Road
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-3205
www.harlancountytrails.com
Commentstore hours 8am-4:30pm Sunday through Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday and Saturday
Contact InfoHarlan County Campground And RV Park
8331 Highway 119
Putney, KY 40865
(606) 573-9009
(606) 273-6189
www.harlancountycampground.com
Commentprivate campground with direct trail access
Contact InfoEvarts Tourism Commission
(606) 837-0609
(877) 737-0778
cityofevarts@windstream.net
www.evartskentucky.com
Commenttourism info and RV/campground reservation line for North and South Evarts RV Campgrounds
Contact InfoBlack Mountain Off-road Adventure Area - Facebook
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