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East Kettle ATV Trail

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Alt 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 15 mile loop that winds through a mixed hardwood forest. The staging area is located off of SR-235 and has level parking, an informational kiosk and a vault toilet.

The trail heads north then east and leads toward a scenic vista. 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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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGlen Iron, PA
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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).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

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

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail15
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

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNoATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance
Dates OpenFriday before Memorial Day through last full weekend in September; re-opens day after deer hunting season through April 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting 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 MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / 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
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NE)Evangelical Community Hospital (570) 522-2000
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
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SE)Walker Lake
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteMill Run Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (SE)Walker Lake Boat Ramp (717) 787-2084

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 InfoPA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Contact InfoPennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
(717) 787-4250
www.pgc.pa.gov
CommentHunting season dates.

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