Off-road challenges and hundreds of miles of trails for motorized recreation welcome ATV and snowmobile riders to the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Rev up and feel nature's breeze at higher speeds! Both the ANF and State Lands provide designated trails for motorized recreation. Permits are required.
The Allegheny National Forest is home to over 100 miles of ATV trails, located in both the northern and southern portions of the ANF. The largest interconnected trail is in the southern ANF, located between Marienville and Kane, where motorized recreation enthusiasts travel great distances to enjoy a 76 mile trail system and easy access to traveler amenities like fuel, food and lodging nearby. A permit is required to ride in the ANF.
State Forests throughout Pennsylvania have designated ATV trails to accommodate trail enthusiasts. Learn where to ride, what paperwork you need, and how to responsibly and safely use the trails. Local clubs and organizations have formed to promote ATV and snowmobile riding across the state. To find out about the nearest organization near you, contact the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association at 1-888-411-PSSA or the Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association (PaOHV) at www.paohv.org.
Journeys & Landscapes
Covering more than 500,000 acres, the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only national forest. It dominates the western end of the Pennsylvania Wilds and contains within it and around it some of the region’s most treasured places and experiences.
Inspiring awe and delight, Dark Skies is home to the world’s second certified International Dark-Sky Park. Cherry Springs State Park is world-famous for being one the best places in the USA for stargazing and the study of astronomy. But these mesmerizing, star-filled skies are JUST the beginning.