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Famous Reading Outdoors

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Other Names

Reading Anthracite Company, St. Clair, Saint Clair, Pottsville

Last Known StatusOpen

This coal mining company now offers trail riding on their property, which has a wide variety of terrain that ranges from steep hill climbs, open play areas, rugged 4x4 trails plus some nice views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

A permit is required and must be obtained first by either applying in person at the Pottsville office or by ordering online. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to ride on the property. The trails are open year-round but during hunting season it is advised to wear hunters orange clothing.

Overnight parking is not permitted but camping, boating and swimming opportunities can be found at nearby Locust Lake State Park.

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Permit RequiredYesReading Anthracite Company Access Permit
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Spark ArrestorRecommendedA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is recommended.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
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
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours only
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size20,000 acres (31 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail650
Climate TypeForest
Elevation650 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Uni-Mart (570) 429-2406
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Exxon Gas Station (570) 429-2850
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Rosemount Camping Resort (570) 668-2580
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Rosemount Camping Resort (570) 668-2580
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Locust Lake State Park (570) 467-2404
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Locust Lake State Park (570) 467-2404
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Uni-Mart (570) 429-2406


RidingYes ($225.00 per rider)
Adult Membership - $225, Minor Membership - $175, Adult Passenger - $50/year, Minor Passenger - $35/year
CommentPermits expire one year from date of purchase. Passengers required to have membership which is $35/year.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityPottsville, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Hazleton, PA
1) Note:***These are driving directions to the Reading Anthracite Company office to purchase permits. Driving directions to the trails will be given to permit holders.
2) Take I-81 South to Exit 124A
3) Merge onto SR-61 south, continue 7.9 miles
4) Turn right (west) on Norwegian Plaza, proceed through next traffic light
5) Turn left (south) at stop sign, continue 1 block
6) Office is on the right (west).


Contact InfoReading Anthracite Company
200 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 573-1038
(570) 622-5150
Contact InfoPennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
(717) 787-4250
Commenthunting season dates


Famous Reading Trail Photo

Famous Reading Outdoors Trail

Many of the trails are actually old coal mining roads.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

View from top of coal hill looking down onto nearby Walmart.

From this photo you can see the nearby Walmart.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

ATV carrying camouflage cargo bag in the rear climbing steep gravel and coal hill.

This area has plenty of steep hill climbs to check out.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

Two Yamaha ATVs parked alongside each other on top of hill.

These trails are a popular place to ride, even during the winter months.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

Yamaha dirt bike parked next to Yamaha Grizzly ATV carrying small gasoline can and extra cargo bags.

There are plenty of scenic views showing nearby valleys, shops and mining operations.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

Tall mound of gravel and dirt.

The area has plenty of mounds of gravel to play in.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

A scenic portion of the ATV trail with trees.

Photo Submitted 4/25/2014 (Thanks!)

Famous Reading Trail Photo

Close up photo of gravel play pit.

One of the steep chutes to check out.

Famous Reading Trail Photo

Large mound of coal and gravel.

Photo Submitted 4/25/2014 (Thanks!)

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