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East Kettle ATV Trail

Monday, September 30, 2019

Other Names

Bald Eagle ATV Trail, Mill Run Creek, Penns Creek Mountain, Furnace Run Creek, Hunter Road, Henstep Valley Trail, Union County, Snyder County, Bald Eagle State Forest, Jacks Mountain Trailhead

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This part of the Bald Eagle State Forest offers a long ATV loop that winds through a mixed hardwood forest. The staging area is located off of SR-235 which has level parking and an informational kiosk.

The main trail is rated as mostly easy but there are a couple side trails that are a little more challenging. The terrain is mostly hardpacked with occasional sections covered with crushed gravel.

Primitive camping is permitted throughout the forest but a permit is required which can be obtained by contacting the Bald Eagle State Forest. ATVs must be registered, have proof of liability insurance and be 58" or less in width. Motorcycles are not permitted.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNoATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance.
Dates OpenFriday before Memorial Day through last full weekend in September
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYes(AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, RI, UT, VT, WA, WI)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (58 inches)has entrance gate or posts
vehicles under 1200lbs dry weight and 58 inches wide permitted
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size198,000 acres (309 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail16
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1550 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
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
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis state 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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Sheetz (570) 966-1809
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Sheetz (570) 522-7438
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)Penns Creek Campground (570) 922-1371
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Cherry Run Primitive Campsite (570) 922-3344
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Harvey's Food Mart (570) 922-4662

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGlen Iron, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Mifflinburg, PA
1) Take SR-45 west 6 miles
2) Turn left on Laurel Road, continue 2.5 miles (name changes to Cherry Run Road)
3) Turn left (south) on SR-235, continue .4 miles
4) Turn right (west) to stay on SR-235, continue 4 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (west).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBald Eagle State Forest
18865 Old Turnpike Road
Millmont, PA 17845
(570) 922-3344
fd07@pa.gov
www.dcnr.pa.gov
Contact InfoPennsylvania ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
ra-snowatv@pa.gov
www.dcnr.pa.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/13/2015 (Thanks!)

East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/13/2015 (Thanks!)

East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 3/26/2017 (Thanks!)

East Kettle Trail Photo

East Kettle ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 3/26/2017 (Thanks!)

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