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Willow Creek ATV Trail

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Alt Names

South Branch River, Whitney Run, Dry Brook, Sugar Railroad Run, Bradford Ranger District, Allegheny National Forest

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This 10 mile scenic ATV loop winds through a beautiful hardwood forest of sugar maple, black cherry and yellow poplar trees. Rated as most difficult, this trail system is marked as one way and is open for multiple use.

The trails are open year-round but motorized use is only permitted beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday of September. A permit is required and must be obtained in advance since there is currently no self pay kiosk. The permit can be purchased via mail, through local vendors or by visiting the Bradford Ranger District.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBradford, PA
AddressFire Road, Bradford, PA 16701
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From: Bradford, PA
1) Take SR-346 west to FR 137, about 10 miles
2) Turn left (south) on FR 137
3) Continue about 2 miles toward the trailhead.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAllegheny National Forest ATV/Motorcycle Permit
Dates OpenFriday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday of September and December 20 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 (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
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingYesvehicles must have headlights
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
FireworksProhibited
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)
RidingYes ($10.00 per OHV)
$35/annual permit/machine
Camping(None)
CommentAllegheny National Forest ATV/Motorcycle permit required - $10/daily per machine or $35/annual per machine.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoAllegheny National Forest - Bradford Ranger District
29 Forest Service Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
(814) 362-4613
mailroom_r9_allegheny@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoPA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
www.dcnr.pa.gov

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TERRAIN

Approx Size5,120 acres (8 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1800 to 2300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
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 few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
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 no beginner terrain.None
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (E)Bradford Regional Medical Center (814) 368-4143
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Uni-Mart (814) 368-3348
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Country Fair (814) 362-3410
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NW)Willow Bay Recreation Area (814) 723-5150
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Kinzua East KOA (814) 368-3662
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Tracy Ridge Campground (814) 362-4613
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Tracy Ridge Campground (814) 362-4613
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Parkview Supermarket (814) 368-9911
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (SW)Kinzua Beach (814) 723-5150
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteDry Brook
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Willow Bay Recreation Area (814) 723-5150
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