Southwest of Kane in the Allegheny National Forest, the Timberline ATV Trail is a system of 38 miles of interconnecting trails traversing scenic, forested hills of the Allegheny National Forest. The trails are designed for the enjoyment of ATV riders at the beginner and intermediate skill levels. Other vehicles, such as motorbikes, mountain bikes, and snowmobiles can also enjoy this trail.C The trail is open during the summer from the Friday before Memorial Day to the last Sunday in September and during winter from December 20 to April 1. Inclement wet weather may cause the trails to close in short notice--when in doubt, please call ahead. The trail ties into the Marienville ATV/Bike Trail; brochures on that trail are available from any ANF district office.
Finding the Trail: The trailhead parking lot is located on Forest Road 232, one mile south of SR 948 and SR 66 intersection. Parking is also located along Township Road 458 (FR 136) near Beuhler Corner and Township Road 322 at Pigs Ear south of State Route 66. You may also access the trail anywhere it crosses a public road. A trail map is available on-line.
Riding the Trail: Consult the trailhead bulletin boards for more information and additional trails that may be open or closed. All ATV trails are marked with yellow, diamond-shaped blazes.
YOU ARE HERE maps are located at these key junctions to aid riders in navigating the trail. The Timberline ATV Trail provides an enjoyable recreational experience. The trail utilizes many old roads and railroad grades. Riding surfaces are generally level and wide (averaging 8 feet in width). Two-way travel is permitted on the trail.
During the winter season, this trail provides snowmobile access from the south and southeast to the Allegheny Snowmobile Loop system. Because of concurrent use of ATVs and snowmobiles, this trail is not groomed.
In case of emergency: Hospitals are located in Kane, PA, via SR 66 10 miles north of the trailhead and 14 miles southeast of the trailhead in Ridgway, PA. The nearest pay telephone is located in Highland, PA, one mile south of the trailhead.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on designated trails. No ATV riding is permitted on any Forest Service roads.