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Bear Creek Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Alt Names

Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA, Bear Run, Bear Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

Located about one mile east past the Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA, this offroad area has about 26 miles of marked woods trails, a motocross track, several creek crossings and a 250 foot hillclimb.

The trails are open year-round during weekends from 8am to dusk and during weekdays for three or more riders (reservations required). There is a pay station at the offroad park that accepts cash but for those who want to pay by credit card can do so at the KOA Campground.

There is no direct access from the campground to the trails so machines must be trailered in and out.

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Nearest CityEast Sparta, OH
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From: Canton, OH
1) Take I-77 south to exit 99
2) Turn right (west) off exit ramp on Fohl Road, continue .5 miles
3) Turn left (south) on Sharman Church Road, continue 2.4 miles
4) Turn left (east) on Haut Street, continue 2 miles.*

*Note: ATV trails are located about 1 mile east past the KOA Campground.


LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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Approx Size180 acres
Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis private land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis private land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis private land 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
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum


Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenOctober 1 through April 30: Weekends 8am-5pm; May 1 through September 30: Friday through Sunday and Holidays 8am-7pm
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
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 must be DOT approved
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedKOA Campground nearby
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibitedKOA Campground nearby
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am-dusk
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
Kids 8-10 $15/rider
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
camping permitted at KOA  - call for rates and availability
Commentmotocross track - additional $5/person


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Aultman Hospital (330) 452-9911
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Shell (330) 866-5115
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Shell (330) 866-5115
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA (330) 484-3901
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Mc Dades Market (330) 866-4151
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (N)Portage Lake State Park (330) 644-2220
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (N)Portage Lake State Park (330) 644-2220


Contact InfoBear Creek Resort Ranch KOA
3232 Downing Street
East Sparta, OH 44626
(330) 484-3901
(800) 562-3903


Bear Creek Trail Photo

Bear Creek Amphitheatre Trail

The park is family friendly and has flat open practice areas for beginners. Photo Submitted 7/4/2017 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man sitting on top of parked Polaris 700 Sportsman ATV with mud tires and rear storage box.

ATVs are very popular here. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man sitting on top of parked Polaris 700 Sportsman ATV with snow tires and rear cargo box.

This park is one of the few places in the state that remain open year-round. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)

Bear Creek Trail Photo

Man wearing cold weather coveralls and motorcycle helmet standing next to two Polaris Sportsman ATVs in the snow.

The trails are open year-round, even during the cold winter months. Photo Submitted 2/25/2018 (Thanks!)


Bear Creek Trail Photo

Group photo of four men kneeling in front of mud covered ATVs on flat bed trailer.

The main staging area has plenty of room for trailers and trucks but is day use only. Photo Submitted 8/27/2014 (Thanks!)

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