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Michaux State Forest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Alt Names

Adams And Cumberland Counties, Michaux State Forest ATV Trails, Fuzzy Trail, Log Sled Trail, Huckleberry Trail, Mountain Ridge Trail, Rocky Pass, Bear Hill, Grave Ridge Trail, Staley Trail, Fender Trail, Slate Quarry Road, Piney Mountain Staging Area, Mountain Creek

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This area offers around 35 miles of trails during the summer months and about 42 miles of trails during the winter months. The trails are mosty hardpacked with some loose gravel with the occasional chunk rock. The main staging area has plenty of room for parking plus some basic services that include a loading ramp, restroom facilities and a large pavillion with picnic tables.

The trails are open for the summer season starting the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September and reopens in the winter the day after deer hunting season (generally two weeks after Thanksgiving) through April 1.

Primitive camping is permitted throughout the forest but a permit is required which can be obtained by contacting the Michaux State Forest. ATVs must be registered, have proof of liability insurance and be 50" or less in width. Motorcycles are not permitted.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityShippensburg, PA
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From: Chambersburg, PA
1) Take US-30 east aboout 10 miles
2) Turn left (north) on SR-233/Pine Grove Road, continue 5.6 miles
3) Turn left (north-west) on Shippensburg Road, continue about 1 mile
4) Big Flat Staging area is on the left (west).

For Piney Mountain Staging Area:
5) Continue on Pine Grove Road, about 6 miles
6) Bear right on Bendersville Road, continue .1 miles
7) Turn right (south) to stay on Bendersville Road, continue about 2.5 miles
8) Staging area is on the right (west).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail35
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance
Dates OpenFriday before Memorial Day through last full weekend in September; reopens day after deer hunting season through April 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(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)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
FirearmsSome Areas
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.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)Shippensburg Family Practice & Walk-In (717) 530-5117
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Sunoco (717) 530-1054
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Sunoco (717) 530-1054
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Grove Furnace State Park (717) 486-7174
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Mountain Creek Campground (717) 486-7681
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Grove Furnace State Park (717) 486-7174
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Grove Furnace State Park (717) 486-7174
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Rutter's (717) 477-9335
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Grove Furnace State Park/Fuller Lake (717) 486-7174
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteMountain Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Grove Furnace State Park/Laurel Lake (717) 486-7174 **electric motors only**

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMichaux State Forest
10099 Lincoln Way East
Feyetteville, PA 17222
(717) 352-2211
fd01@pa.gov
www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Contact InfoPA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
www.dcnr.state.pa.us

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 9/6/2011 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

Terrain example at Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

OHV at Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 5/31/2012 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Michaux State Forest Trail

The main staging area has a loading ramp, a shade gazebo with picnic tables plus an informational kiosk. Photo Submitted 7/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/4/2012 (Thanks!)

Michaux State Forest Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Michaux State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 2/22/2012 (Thanks!)

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