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Willow Creek ATV Trail

Allegheny National Forest Region

Directions & Trail Description
Forest Trail Regulations & Information

Location: Allegheny National Forest, 11 miles west of Bradford, McKean County

Length/Configuration: 10.8 mile loop

Terrain/Surface: Traverses scenic, forested hills.

Technical Difficulty: Moderate/Advanced

Caution: These trails are shared with motorized off-road vehicles.Trails may be temporarily closde due to wet weather conditions (mud). Call ahead. One-way travel only, except where otherwise posted.




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willow creek ATV Trail Map

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Main trailhead parking is located along Forest Road 137, approximately 2 miles south of PA 346 and 11 miles west of Bradford.


General Description:

See Allegeheny National Forest for trail regulations and other important information.

The Willow Creek ATV Trail is a 10-mile loop trail traversing scenic, forested hills on the Bradford District of the Allegheny National Forest. Located on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir, just south of the New York State line, is open to Class I ATV's, tralbikes, horses and mountain bikes.

The best time for mountain biking is OFF-SEASON! The off-season (when the ATV Trails are closed to motorized use) is April 1 to the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, and September 24 to December 20 of each year. However, you can bike during ATV season, but it gets hairy with ATV's whizzing by.

The trail is open from the Friday before Memorial Day to the last Sunday in September. Inclement wet weather may cause the trails to close in short notice--when in doubt, please call ahead.


The Trails:

Maps of the trail can be picked up at the Marienville Ranger Station directly north of town.

The rating system is really designed for motorized off-road vehicles.

Willow Creek ATV trail is a 10.8 mile one-way system divided into two loops. All trails are marked with yellow, diamond shaped blazes. Rated MORE DIFFICULT, it is suited to ATV's and motorbikes of beginning to intermediate skill levels. It traverses scenic, forested hills on the Bradford District of the Allegheny National Forest.



For more information:

Allegheny National Forest:
P.O. Box 36
Warren, PA 16365

Phone: (814) 723-5150
TTY: (814) 726-2710


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