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Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails , Pennsylvania

Last Known StatusOpen

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails (SSRT) has 19 miles of abandon railroad bed along with 20 miles of legalized Snow Shoe Township Roads and 10 miles of Rush Township Roads legalized for ATVs/UTVs. In August 2011, DCNR added a connector trail from SSRT to Bloody Skillet, adding an extra 40+ miles to explore.

SSRT is open year-round but Bloody Skillet is located on state land and closes to motorized use during hunting season but reopens around mid January (exact dates vary so check with the Sproul State Forest before heading out). Motorized units must be registered with the club to ride the trail. Proof of registration and insurance must be provided before obtaining a membership sticker.

SSRT has 12 gates with bollards along the trail. The bollard width is 65 inches wide. Membership is $20 per machine, per year. Motorcycles are not permitted on this trail system.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / 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)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome AreasFree camping at Gillentown Trailhead for members.
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome AreasNo open fires. All fires must be in a self contained unit.
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Centre County Sheriff
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily 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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
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 private land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis private land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis private land has mostly roads.Mostly
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Exxon (814) 387-6203
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Exxon (814) 387-6203
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)KOA (814) 355-7912
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)KOA (814) 355-7912
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)KOA (814) 355-7912
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)The Snow Shoe Park Corporation (814) 387-6299
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Newman's Sandwich Shop (814) 387-4100

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($20.00 per OHV)
Annual SSRT Club Membership Fee
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySnow Shoe, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Williamsport, PA
1) Take US-15 south 15 miles
2) Take exit for I-80 west, continue 67 miles to exit 147
3) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp on Beech Creek Road, continue .1 miles
4) Turn left (west) on W. Sycamore Road/SR-144, continue about 3 miles
5) Look for Gillentown Trailhead signage, turn here.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSnow Shoe Rails To Trails
P.O. BOX 314
Clarence, PA 16829
(814) 387-6518
(814) 342-3121
snowshoe1999@gmail.com
www.ssrt.org
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

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Photo Submitted 9/6/2011 (Outstanding! Thanks again.)

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Scenic view of Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

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OHV crossing some water at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

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OHV at Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

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This riding area ties into the Bloody Skillet ATV riding area in Centre County via this 6.5 mile connector trail.  Photo Submitted 4/2/2012 (Thanks!)

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