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East Kettle ATV Trail

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Alt Names

Bald Eagle ATV Trail, Mill Run Creek, Penns Creek Mountain, Furnace Run Creek, Hunter Road, Henstep Valley Trail, Union County, Snyder County, Bald Eagle State Forest, Jacks Mountain Trailhead

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail is located in the Bald Eagle State Forest and offers a 15 mile loop that winds through a beautiful forest consisting of pine, oak, and hemlock trees. The staging area is located off of SR-235 and follows the trail that heads east which leads to a scenic vista. The trail is open to ATV use only.

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Nearest CityGlen Iron, PA
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From: Mifflinburg, PA
1) Take SR-45 west 6 miles
2) Turn left on Laurel Road, continue 2.5 miles (name changes to Cherry Run Road)
3) Turn left (south) on SR-235, continue .4 miles
4) Turn right (west) to stay on SR-235, continue 4 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (west).


LandState Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredNoATVs 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 (58 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 58 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 RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.




Contact InfoBald Eagle State Forest
18865 Old Turnpike Road
Millmont, PA 17845
(570) 922-3344
Contact InfoPA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
Contact InfoPennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
(717) 787-4250
CommentHunting season dates.


East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/13/2015 (Thanks!)

East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/13/2015 (Thanks!)


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Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1550 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not 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
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
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



First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NE)Evangelical Community Hospital (570) 522-2000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Sheetz (570) 966-1809
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Sheetz (570) 522-7438
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Cherry Run Primitive Campsite (570) 922-3344
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Harvey's Food Mart (570) 922-4662
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SE)Walker Lake
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteMill Run Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (SE)Walker Lake Boat Ramp (717) 787-2084
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