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Rausch Creek Trailriders

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Other Names

Brads Hill, Good Spring Mountain, Keffers Shaft, Nut House Trail, Big Lick Mountain, Tower City Trail Riders

Last Known StatusOpen

Formerly known as Tower City Trail Riders, Rausch Creek Trailriders is open year-round to members only and offers miles of trails that range in difficulty that wind through a thick forest. Open play areas, a motocross track and numerous abandoned coal mines are among the many things to find here. Guests are permitted to ride for a fee but must be accompanied by a paid member. Camping is permitted. See website for current rules, rates and regulations.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 65 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas(maximum width 65 inches)
go-karts permitted but not recommended due to ground clearance
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYesDOT or Snell approved helmets are required.
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentVehicles must have at least of 8-10 inches of ground clearance due to rocky terrain.


Approx Size8,500 acres (13 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation800 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
IntersectionsThis OHV area has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe private park has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards are marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Schorr's Restaurant & Gas (717) 647-2880
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Schorr's Restaurant & Gas (717) 647-2880
Potable Water WaterTower City, PA
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Echo Valley Campground (570) 695-3659
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Echo Valley Campground (570) 695-3659
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn Site


RidingYes ($480.00 per rider)
Annual Membership - $480/single adult plus $40 mandatory insurance; Family Membership - $835 plus $80 mandatory insurance.
CommentGuest - $65/person.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityTower City, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Harrisburg, PA
1) Take I-81 East to Exit 107
2) Turn right (west) off the exit ramp on US-209, continue 1.1 miles
3) Turn right (north) on SR-4011, continue 2.2 miles
4) Turn left (west) at intersection to stay on SR-4011, continue about 2 miles to park.


Contact InfoRausch Creek Trailriders
183 Bear Valley Road
Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-1075


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Rausch Creek Trailriders OHV Area

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