Rock Run Creek, Sproul State Forest, West Branch Creek, Bear Creek Forest, Centre County, Beech Creek, Big Run Creek, Middletown Road, Kato Road, Orviston Road, Bloody Skillet Road
Last Known Status
Closed For Season(expected to reopen Sunday, January 12, 2014)
Located in the Sproul State Forest, ATV enthusiasts will find miles of trails that consist of old coal-mining roads that wind through deep forest vegetation. Trails are mostly hard-packed with a few creek crossings. Deer, black bear and wild turkey are among the wildlife that inhabits the area. Camping is permitted but a permit is required and can be obtained by contacting the Sproul State Forest.
This trail is open for the summer season beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through the last weekend of September, then reopens after the flintlock/muzzleloader hunting season ends (generally around mid January) through April 1.
The name 'Bloody Skillet' is thought to have originated from a local farm in the area that used to serve as a slaughterhouse during a period when the forest was being mined for coal.