Northwest of Athens and Nelsonville in the Wayne National Forest, the Monday Creek ATV Trail System has about 75 miles of trails open to ATV riding. The Dorr Run Loop, Inner Door, and Purdum Loop trails are difficult trails. The Monday Creek ATV Trail System is shared with mountain bikers and dirt bike riders, so keep an eye out and slow down when passing. These trails can be crowded on the weekends.
Monday Creek ORV Area is located off SR33 between Logan and Nelsonville. To reach ATV riding at Monday Creek ATV Trail System, there are nine trailheads spread throughout the area.
(1) New Straitsville Trailhead is located on SR595 about 2 milies south of the town of New Straitsville. There is an ATV loading ramp and camping is permitted.
(2) Dorr Run Trailheads are located off US33 about 2 miles south of intersection of SR595 and US33. Just follow the signs to the trailheads. There is primative dispersed camping permitted at some of the Dorr Run trailheads. As of the Fall 2013, the Dorr Run Loop trail is temporarily closed until further notice.
(3) Monday Creek Trailhead is located on County Road 24 between Carbon Hill and Buchtel. There is primative dispersed camping permitted at the trailhead.
(4) Long Ridge Trail is located off SR78 just to the north of Buchtel and to the south of Murray City.
Note: In the Wayne National Forest, all ATV’s must display an Ohio APV tag and a Wayne National Forest ATV permit. ATV riding on the forest service roads is prohibited and aggressively enforced. All ATV riders must use a helmet and goggles. The trails are closed from mid-December through mid-April. The routes are designed only for ATV’s under 50 inches wide, so do not attempt to ride side-by-side UTV’s on these trails. Night riding is permitted on the Monday Creek ATV Trail System providing that the ATV has working lights.