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Pike State Forest

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Alt Names Pike State Forest ORV Trail
Last Known Status Open

This state forest has about 10 miles of trails with scenic views and a small novice play area. Some sections can be steep and rough. The area is patrolled frequently. This trail system is open seasonally from April 1 through November 30 each year.

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Nearest City Latham, OH
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From: Chillicothe, OH
1) Take US-50 west toward the town of Bainbridge, about 21 miles
2) Turn left (south) on SR-41, continue about 14 miles
3) Turn left (east) on SR-124, continue about 3 miles.
4) Turn left on unmarked dirt road (look for a state forest building).
Area Trail
Land State Forest
Rating Rating        
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required No ATV's/motorcycles must be registered
Dates Open April 1 - November 30
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (50 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Prohibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding No riding is permitted from sunrise to sunset
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Alcohol Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
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.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Contact Info Pike State Forest Headquarters
State Route 124
Mifflin Township, OH
(740) 493-2441
Contact Info Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Comment ATV/motorcycle registration info
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Pike State Forest Trail

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Square Miles 2
Miles Of Trail 10
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 750 to 1100 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Small Jumps This trail has no small jumps.None
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This state forest has no single track trails.None
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (E) Pike Community Hospital (740) 947-2186
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (E) Tom's Drive Thru & Grocery (740) 493-3194
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (E) Tom's Drive Thru & Grocery (740) 493-3194
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (NE) Pike Lake State Park (740) 493-2212 or (866) 644-6727
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (NE) Pike Lake State Park (740) 493-2212 or (866) 644-6727
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (NE) Pike Lake State Park (740) 493-2212 or (866) 644-6727
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (NE) Pike Lake State Park (740) 493-2212 or (866) 644-6727
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (E) Tom's Drive Thru & Grocery (740) 493-3194
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (NE) Pike Lake State Park (740) 493-2212 or (866) 644-6727
Body of Water Water Body On Site Little Sunfish Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (NW) Rocky Fork State Park - South Beach Area (937) 393-4284

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