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Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

Monday, May 04, 2015
Alt Names Snow Shoe Rails to Trails , Pennsylvania
Last Known Status Open

This 19 mile long trail is open to ATVs only and membership is required and can be obtained at various nearby businesses. Terrain consists of hardpacked trail that winds through a dense forest, grassy meadows and several play areas. Proof of registration and insurance must be provided before purchasing membership sticker.

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Nearest City Snow Shoe, PA
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From: Williamsport, PA
1) Take US-15 south 15 miles
2) Take exit for I-80 west, continue 67 miles to exit 147
3) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp on Beech Creek Road, continue .1 miles
4) Turn left (west) on W. Sycamore Road/SR-144, continue about 3 miles
5) Look for Gillentown Trailhead signage, turn here.
Area Trail
Land Privately Owned / Commercial
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Miles Of Trail 19
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
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
Water Crossings The trail has few water crossings.Few
Single Track This private land has no single track trails.None
Roads This private land 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 ATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance
Dates Open Year-Round
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 (61 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Prohibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (maximum width 61 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
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding No
Cross Country Prohibited keep vehicle on trail
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 Yes ($15.00 per rider)
annual club membership fee
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (S) Centre Community Hospital (814) 231-7023
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (SE) Exxon (814) 387-6203
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (SE) Exxon (814) 387-6203
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (SE) KOA (814) 355-7912
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SE) KOA (814) 355-7912
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SE) KOA (814) 355-7912
Primitive Camping Campground 20-30 Miles (E) Bald Eagle State Park (814) 625-2775
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (S) Ludwigs Market (814) 387-4100
Swimming Swim Area 20-30 Miles (E) Bald Eagle State Park (814) 625-2775
Body of Water Water Body On Site North Fork Beech Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 20-30 Miles (E) Bald Eagle State Park (814) 625-2775
Contact Info Snow Shoe Rails To Trails
P.O. BOX 314
Clarence, PA 16829
(814) 387-6518
(814) 342-3121
Contact Info PA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227


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Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

Photo Submitted 9/6/2011 (Outstanding! Thanks again.)
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OHV crossing some water at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

Photo Submitted 1/9/2012 (Thanks!)
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Some amenities at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

This riding area connects to the Bloody Skillet ATV riding area in Centre County via this 6.5 mile connector trail.  Photo Submitted 4/2/2012 (Thanks!)
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OHV at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

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Scenic view at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

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