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#2942 - 01/05/11 04:08 PM What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA?
Trail Ranger Offline
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Okay everyone...

Give me your two favorite riding spots in PA...

(1) State/Federal Funded

(1) Privately Funded...

My Riding in PA has been pretty limited so...

My Favorite spots would be

State - Rock Run, Patton, PA

Private - Tri County ATV, Heilwood, PA


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#2943 - 01/05/11 04:30 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Myleslong Offline


Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 1163
Loc: Lycoming County, PA
WHISKEY SPRINGS AND BLOODY SKILLET come in as a tie, cause they're FREE!!!!!!
SSRT would be my favorite privately funded, cause I only pay $15 a year to ride there. LOL!!
OH and those three are with'n an hour of my house, another reason I enjoy riding these places sooooooooooooooo much and I'm cheap! LOL!!!


Edited by chris (01/05/11 04:31 PM)

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#2945 - 01/05/11 05:44 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Myleslong]
4x4dad Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 2920
Loc: Butler , Pennsylvania , USA
I'll have to go with Ranger.

Tri County - Great Club & lots of trails.

Rock Run - Because of the challenging trails.

Also because they're both within 2 hours of home.

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#2948 - 01/05/11 07:28 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
**sTinKfOot** Offline
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Registered: 12/27/10
Posts: 1065
Loc: Chester Co. PA
State-
Rock Run for sheer milage and diversity. Although I don't like their confused alphanumeric trail marking system- what is up with that?? Haven't been to Whiskey Springs yet, so maybe that will change my mind once I ride there this year.


Private -
Trevorton/Shamokin - love the freedom there, being able to explore and discover new things by happenstance.
There's just a cool DIY rebel vibe there as well usflag rockin


Edited by **sTinKfOot** (01/05/11 09:09 PM)
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#2949 - 01/05/11 08:50 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: 4x4dad]
monkeywrench Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 77
Rock Run - Because of the challenging trails.

Have they added new trails to Rock Run?
In my opinion, they never had challenging trails.
The best trails there, were before they built the park.

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#2950 - 01/05/11 09:30 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Yamaha Rider Offline
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Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 91
Loc: U.S.
My number one would be MURF.
My number two would be Rock Run i guess. But i think rock run needs to make some major improvements. The price to get in is the worst part of all.

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#2968 - 01/07/11 03:06 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Jim Offline
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Registered: 07/28/10
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The Only real fed or state place has been to ANF, and been on some state forest and some other state ground crazedshotgun ranger winking around camp. I like ANF becouse it can be relaxing, on some trails to downright beating on others, and if you break down, you dont just get towed to the next intersection and make a left to the parking area, the trail covers a LOT of area.
Would like to hit spraul, and snowshoe some time too.
Hoping for the armstrong trails to be a reality soon, that ones only a few miles away.
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#2971 - 01/07/11 04:48 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Myleslong]
06zuki Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 24
i would have to agree with chris.

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#2975 - 01/07/11 08:53 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Old BM Offline
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Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 48
Loc: Lycoming county
For Fed/state I like ANF for the amount of miles you can ride, not much challenge except in the winter.

Private trails it is a toss up between Snow Shoe and ATV Traction's Venango county trails.

Now there is a real private trail north of Brookville I rode with some good old boys late one winter night that is my most memorable ride.
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#2977 - 01/07/11 09:13 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Old BM]
skidplate Offline
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Registered: 07/28/10
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Marienville Bike Trail, 2 laps a day'll do ya. banana - close second, Rocky Gap

Private - Callensburg poker run trails are really fun, Venango Traction trails are good, too.

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#2978 - 01/07/11 09:44 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
njgrizzly Offline
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Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 37
Loc: new jersey
Private -
trevorton/Shamokin really nice rideing out there and 100s of miles of trails to go all over
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#3018 - 01/10/11 08:37 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Kind & Polite Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 40
Loc: Central PA
In the past three years I've only ridden at:

Bloody Skillet
Whiskey Springs
Lyman Run (Potter County)
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails
and
Rock Run

Of these, Bloody Skillet is probably my favorite because of the diversity of trails, obstacles and play areas. And I still haven't seen the whole place.

I also like Snow Shoe Rails to Trails. According to the 2011 SSRTA newsletter, a link between these two systems is supposed to be completed in late spring 2011.
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#3040 - 01/11/11 11:24 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
WHFR Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Been to rock run once and michaux once. Put most of my miles on at cayman landing campground and trails and woods in clearfield co. pa. changing rules and too far away now, so looking for new outlets.

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#3300 - 01/23/11 09:06 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Djm026 Offline
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Loc: Latrobe,Pa
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#3317 - 01/24/11 02:26 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Kind & Polite]
**sTinKfOot** Offline
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Registered: 12/27/10
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Loc: Chester Co. PA
Originally Posted By: Kind & Polite
According to the 2011 SSRTA newsletter, a link between these two systems is supposed to be completed in late spring 2011.


yehthat Been waitin'........ Hope it really happens by then!!!
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#3409 - 01/28/11 08:41 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
skid-kid Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 11
Never been to a state riding area

The only private club I was with was Tri County. They started the club on trails I grew up on.

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#4233 - 02/28/11 12:40 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
mattnscr Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Central Pa
SSRTA and trails near houtzdale where the Ramey poker run takes place.

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#4254 - 03/01/11 03:01 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: mattnscr]
Wildhorse800 Offline


Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 1344
Loc: Between Bedford and Canada
My favorite has to be Whiskey Springs. It just never gets old and we go there alot!
Too many close seconds. We ride Windber,Ramey and Blue Knob.
I haven't been up to what we refer to as Murph lately. State game commission bought up the section inbetween Murph and the Lemon House, so it has made it into a small ride. And now some a-hole bought the lower section by my house and cut down trees to block the paths. Just like the idiots at the PA Game Commission...the paths are already there...who are we hurting?

Sorry about the rant. bustedass

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#4415 - 03/07/11 09:44 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
gump Offline
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Registered: 03/07/11
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ssrt is awesome best place to ride and good places to stop and eat.
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#4417 - 03/07/11 11:24 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
rzrwrecker Offline
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Loc: tempelton,pa
hey gump !
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#4418 - 03/07/11 11:57 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Chaser Offline
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Loc: Leesport, PA
Mines and Meadows. Only been once so far, and didn't hit all the trails, but it was a pretty good ride.
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#4421 - 03/07/11 01:48 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: rzrwrecker]
gump Offline
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Skeeter! Whats up buddy.
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#34662 - 07/21/13 01:50 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
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My reasons are that 1 - close to my home, 2 ya want diverse you got it!, 3 my family lives up there, 4 CAUSE I DO!!! LOL!!! ( plus this thread needed a bump )
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#34663 - 07/21/13 07:00 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
TwoBuells Offline
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Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Red Lion, Pa. York County
Michaux State Forest
Mtn Ridge ATV Trails, great views and camping
Shamokin AOAA (riding outlaw there for years)
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#34676 - 07/22/13 08:35 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Ed Thomas Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 17
Loc: Ringtown, Pa.
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails and the Bloody Skillet.

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#34678 - 07/22/13 10:24 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Gary Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Cogan Station Pa
Rock Run
SSRT
Hopefully RAC/AoAA after I learn the area.
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#34685 - 07/22/13 05:44 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
mikeexplorer Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 720
Loc: Northeast, PA
Whiskey Springs / Bloody Skillet
SSRT / Lost Trails

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#34690 - 07/22/13 09:49 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
tenpoint12 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 18
Loc: kintnersville pa
Allegheny National Forest Marienville / Timberline
SSRT
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#34691 - 07/22/13 10:38 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
WalkinTarget Offline
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Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 151
Loc: York, PA
Whiskey Springs - best trail system in PA, great variety of trails

Bloody Skillet - more play areas than WS, but not enough trail variety
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#34703 - 07/23/13 02:33 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
whitten Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Carlisle Pa 17013
Rock run and SSRT(was my favorite until the viaduct bridge closing)

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#35322 - 08/28/13 05:41 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Happy Birthday Southern's Third Wife Offline
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Registered: 08/27/13
Posts: 14
Loc: New Jersey
The RAC

Snow Shoe

Still miss Paragon - had a lot of fun there
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#36406 - 01/11/14 10:40 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
travis Offline
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Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 5
Loc: centre county pa
Whisky spring
Ssrt

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#36410 - 01/13/14 10:41 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Buckridge RZR Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 4
Loc: York Springs, PA
Bloody Skillet & Michaux for State/Federal. Rock Run and SSRT for Private.
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#36411 - 01/13/14 01:20 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Chaser Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 793
Loc: Leesport, PA
To easy, Majestic Trails and the Marienville ANF bike trail!
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#36414 - 01/14/14 12:34 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Ridgekid Offline
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Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 675
Loc: Homer City, Pa
Tri-County in Heilwood, Pa for members only club and ANF Timberline for State.

I guess my signature actually already answered it...


Edited by Ridgekid (01/14/14 12:35 AM)
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#36541 - 02/06/14 08:28 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
IronMaiden Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Pennsylvania
I really like Rock Run and Mountain Ridge. Mines & Meadows is decent too. Not too crazy about DCNR trail systems.
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#36543 - 02/07/14 12:57 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
dw814 Offline
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Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 22
Loc: Wattsburg, PA
Majestic trails and ANF Rockey Gap is the closest for me. As far as poker runs Callensburg.
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#36915 - 03/30/14 06:58 PM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
cuffs98 a.k.a.11grizz450 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/11
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Loc: johnstown pa
tri-county atv, rock run, ssrt (didnt make it to bloody skillet), lilly vfd poker run, blue knob vfd poker run, ramey vfd poker run
i wasnt impressed with scrubgrass but, its for sale anyway


Edited by cuffs98 a.k.a.11grizz450 (03/30/14 07:00 PM)
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#38345 - 02/15/15 11:53 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
IronMaiden Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Pennsylvania
1) Rock Run
2) Mountain Ridge
3) Mines & Meadow
4) AOAA....AOAA has a lot of potential IMO
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#38348 - 02/16/15 07:04 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
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Loc: York, PA
Whiskey Springs
Bloody Skillet
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#38356 - 02/19/15 11:03 AM Re: What is your (2) FAVORITE State/Federal and Private ATV riding spots in PA? [Re: Trail Ranger]
Tazdog Offline
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Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 53
Loc: Lancaster,Pa.
SSRT and BS (have my cabin right next to it and its free..(BS))
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