ANF ATV Trails Will Be Temporary Closed for Construction

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – August 27, 2020 – The Forest Service will be making some needed improvements to the Marienville and Timberline All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Trails that will temporarily interrupt or detour the use of these trails.

The Marienville ATV Trail will be closed for improvements to a segment of the one-way trail from 8 am, Tuesday, September 1 through 4 pm, Friday, September 4. The trail will be open for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Timberline ATV Trail’s improvements will begin at the Pigs Ear Trailhead on Tuesday, September 8, and will continue through mid-October. The Pigs Ear Trailhead will remain open and a detour will be in place for all ATV traffic entering the Timberline ATV Trail from the Trailhead or from the Marienville ATV Trail.

The detour will follow the Pigs Ear Road north from the Trailhead to Forest Road 580, and then east on Forest Road 580 to connect with the Timberline Trail. See map.

Please note that Pigs Ear Road is a township road, open to two-way public motor vehicle traffic, and that both motor vehicles and ATVs will need to proceed slowly
and cautiously.

Forest Road 580 is a gated and closed Forest Service road with occasional administrative traffic.

The trail project will employ a Student Conservation Association Leader Crew working on the Allegheny National Forest from late August through late October. The crew will be working alongside Forest Service staff to install paver blocks on segments of the Marienville and Timberline ATV Trails that are prone to erosion
due to grade and wheel action due to acceleration. The pavers will stabilize the trail segments and deter sedimentation deposits in nearby the Warner Run stream and Spring Creek.

For questions regarding the closure, detour, or other project details, contact Marienville District Ranger Rob Fallon at rob.fallon@usda.gov, or call the Marienville Ranger District office at 814-927-5700.