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South Pedlar ATV Trail System

Monday, September 05, 2016

Alt Names

Piney Trail, Lone Mountain Trail, Hamilton Knob, Cedar Bridge Hollow, George Washington National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Otter Trail, Peavine Mountain, Terrapin Trail, Rattlesnake Trail, Lasso Trail, Otter Creek Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system offers two staging areas and about 19 miles of ATV trail loops that range in difficulty from challenging to easy. Several scenic points can be accessed from the trails. There are lots of little jumps, but this is a multi-use trail with two-way traffic, and chances are good that you will encounter some mountain bikers.

The trails are open to ATVs less than 50 inches wide, dirt bikes and mountain bikes only, and there is a gate with narrow posts at the trailhead.

A Special Recreation Permit is required here which must be obtained prior to arrival since there is no self pay station. The permit can be purchased at nearby ranger stations and vendors or by filling out the form and sending it in the mail.

Vault toilets are available and trailers are asked not to exceed 16 feet due to space limitations at the staging areas. Nearby Otter Creek Campground offers both trailer and tent sites that overlook a creek. Call before you haul.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBig Island, VA
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From: Lynchburg, VA
1) Take US-29 north to SR-130 west, about 5 miles
2) Follow SR-130 west about 17 miles
3) Turn right (north) on FR #319.
4) Staging area is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

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

TERRAIN

Square Miles10
Miles Of Trail19
Climate TypeForest
Elevation800 to 1700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintainedtrails marked with orange diamonds & reflective mountain symbol
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
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
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
ShadeThis national 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

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesSpecial Recreation Permit
Dates OpenApril 1 - December 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
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
HorsebackProhibitedsaddle, pack, and draft animals prohibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted October 1 through November 30
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
stay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentTrailers must not exceed 16 feet due to space limitations at staging areas. Camping is not permitted within 500 feet around staging areas or trailheads and within 200 feet of any stream.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
RidingYes ($5.00 per OHV)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentSpecial Recreation Permit must be bought prior to entry; $5/daily, $12/three day consecutive pass or $30/Annual.

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SE)Centra Lynchburg General Hospital (434) 200-3000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Otter Creek Campground (434) 299-5125
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Lynchburg NW Blue Ridge Parkway KOA (434) 299-5228 or (800) 562-8717
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Lynchburg NW Blue Ridge Parkway KOA (434) 299-5228 or (800) 562-8717
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Otter Creek Campground (434) 299-5125
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900
Swimming Swim AreaBig Island, VA
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)James River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (SW)Reed Creek Boat Ramp

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoGeorge Washington NF - Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger Districts
27 Ranger Lane
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579
(540) 291-2188
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