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Marienville & Timberline OHV Trails

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alt Names Allegheny National Forest, Timberline ATV Trail, Marienville ATV Trail, Pigs Ear, Four Corners, Slater Run, Gilfoyle Run, Owls Nest, Twin Lick, Red Lick, Pine Run, Threemile Run, Three Mile Run, Wagner Run, Spring Creek, Warner Run, Watson Run, Crow Run, Irwin Run, Buehler Corner, Millstone Creek, Maple Run
Last Known Status Closed For Season

This large trail system offers many miles of trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Advanced riders will enjoy the Marienville section which offers a challenging 23 mile one-way only motorcycle trail and a 14 mile ATV loop that consists of old forest roads and railroad grades. The Timberline section offers an addtional 38 miles of novice friendly trails that consist of flat gravel and dirt roads.

There are a variety of staging options for trail access. Camping is permitted at the Timberline and Beuhler staging areas and also along the trails. The Forest Lodge and Campground offers spacious sites plus direct trail access. This trail system is available to ATVs and motorcycles from the Friday before Memorial Day until the last Sunday of September as well as from December 20 through April 1.

Snowmobiles are permitted on the Timberline trails during the winter months. A trail permit is required in advance to ride the trails which can be purchased at several local vendors or by contacting the Marienville Ranger District at (814) 927-5700. ATVs must provide proof of liability insurance and registration to obtain the permit.

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Nearest City Kane, PA
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From: Kane, PA
1) Take SR-66 south to Pigs Ear, about 10 miles
2) Turn left (south) on Pigs Ear Road, continue about 2 miles to the staging area.
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating        
Recommended Stay Full Day
Square Miles 120
Miles Of Trail 76
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1300 to 1800 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained trails are marked with yellow, diamond shaped markers on trees
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
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 some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Single Track This national forest has many single track trails.Many
Roads This national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
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
Permit Required Yes Allegheny National Forest ATV/Motorcycle Permit
Dates Open Friday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday of September & December 20 through April 1
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (99 dB)
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 Some Areas (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some Areas (maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on Timberline trail & portion of Marienville trail
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 helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Yes vehicles must have headlights
Cross Country Prohibited keep vehicle on trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($10.00 per rider)
$35/annual permit
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Comment Allegheny National Forest ATV/Motorcycle permit required - $10/daily or $35/annual.
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NE) Kane Community Hospital (814) 837-8585
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NE) Uni-Mart (814) 837-1073
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NE) Kwik Fill (814) 837-9741
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (N) Whispering Winds Campground (814) 968-4377
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site The Forest Lodge And Campground (814) 927-8790
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site The Forest Lodge And Campground (814) 927-8790
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NE) Quality Markets Food and Pharmacy (814) 837-7812
Swimming Swim Area 20-30 Miles (NE) Twin Lakes Recreation Area (814) 927-6628
Body of Water Water Body On Site East Branch Spring Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (N) Kinzua Wolf Run Marina (814) 726-1650
Contact Info Allegheny National Forest - Marienville Ranger District
131 Smokey Lane
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-5700
Contact Info PA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
Contact Info The Forest Lodge And Campground
44078 Rt.66
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-8790
Comment Offers direct trail access and sells the ANF ATV/Motorcycle Permit.


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