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Friday, May 19, 2023
Piney Trail, Lone Mountain Trail, Hamilton Knob, Cedar Bridge Hollow, George Washington National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Otter Trail, Peavine Mountain, Terrapin Trail, Rattlesnake Trail, Lasso Trail, Otter Creek Campground
|Last Known Status||Open|
This trail system offers two staging areas and about 19 miles of ATV trail loops that range in difficulty from challenging to easy. Several scenic points can be accessed from the trails. There are lots of little jumps, but this is a multi-use trail with two-way traffic, and chances are good that you will encounter some mountain bikers.
The trails are open to ATVs less than 50 inches wide, dirt bikes and mountain bikes only, and there is a gate with narrow posts at the trailhead.
A Special Recreation Permit is required here which must be obtained prior to arrival since there is no self pay station. The permit can be purchased at nearby ranger stations and vendors or by filling out the form and sending it in the mail.
Vault toilets are available and trailers are asked not to exceed 16 feet due to space limitations at the staging areas. Nearby Otter Creek Campground offers both trailer and tent sites that overlook a creek. Call before you haul.
|Permit Required||Yes||Special Recreation Permit|
|Dates Open||April 1 through November 30|
|Other ATV Stickers Accepted||Unknown|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
|Noise Limit||Yes (96 dB)|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||Yes (50 inches)||has entrance gate or posts|
|Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes||Permitted|
|ATVs||Permitted||(maximum width 50 inches)|
|UTV & SXS||Prohibited|
|SUVs & Jeeps (registered)||Prohibited|
|Dune Buggy & Sand Rail|
|2 Stroke Engines||No Restriction|
|MX Helmet Required||Yes||helmets required by state law|
|Camping||Some Areas||permitted October 1 through November 30|
|Night Riding||No||riding hours sunrise to sunset|
|Trail Blazing||Prohibited||stay on the trail|
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|Comment||Trailers must not exceed 16 feet due to space limitations at staging areas. Camping is not permitted within 500 feet around staging areas or trailheads and within 200 feet of any stream.|
|Approx Size||6,400 acres (10 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||19|
|Elevation||800 to 1700 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained||trails marked with orange diamonds & reflective mountain symbol|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards assumed marked but use caution)|
|Gasoline||5-20 Miles (NW)||C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900|
|Diesel||5-20 Miles (NW)||C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900|
|Water||1-5 Miles (E)||Otter Creek Campground (434) 299-5125|
|RV Hookup||5-20 Miles (SE)||Lynchburg NW Blue Ridge Parkway KOA (434) 299-5228 or (800) 562-8717|
|RV Disposal||5-20 Miles (SE)||Lynchburg NW Blue Ridge Parkway KOA (434) 299-5228 or (800) 562-8717|
|Campground||1-5 Miles (E)||Otter Creek Campground (434) 299-5125|
|Conv Store||5-20 Miles (NW)||C C's Stop and Go (540) 258-1900|
|Riding||Yes ($5.00 per OHV)|
Fee applies to every operator of ATV, dirt bike and bicycle.
|Comment||Special Recreation Permit must be bought prior to entry; $5/daily, $12/three day consecutive pass or $30/Annual.|
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
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|Nearest City||Big Island, VA|
|From: Lynchburg, VA
1) Take US-29 North to SR-130 west, about 5 miles
2) Follow SR-130 west about 17 miles
3) Turn right (north) on FR #319.
4) Staging area is on the left.
|Contact Info||George Washington NF - Glenwood And Pedlar Ranger Districts|
27 Ranger Lane
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579
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