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Hello everyone, I haven't posted on here since I don't know when. I'm in southern NJ and want to do some trail riding. I've been thinking about Hatfield McCoy for years but now that my wife suddenly became disabled two years ago, I'm solo and that's a long trip by myself.

As far as a place to winter trail ride (looking to put in some miles), I think it is Majestic in northwest PA. It's still nearly a six hour drive for me. I'd go to Rock Run (4.5 hours from me) but they don't open until April.

I'm hoping someone can tell me that the trails out at Majestic this time of year aren't full of deep water holes. I'm not a big fan of deep holes, and I'm especially not a fan of busting through ice before finding out how deep something is (I'll give them a call as well to find out conditions). I guess I want to know if it's worth the long trip. Again, I'm looking for some long miles of trail riding, not necessarily challenging (looking for green and blue trail type stuff)

Any advice appreciated, thanks

Paul
 

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I've never been to Majestic, but I've heard good things about it.
Allegheny national Forest is close to Majestic. Depending on your time frame, IF there is snow on the ground, sometimes the trails at ANF re-open after hunting season. So, you may want to keep an eye on the ANF website.
Timberline trail is easy, and can be pretty long depending on where you park. A trip down Timberline and back up is approx 50-60 miles. And Timberline connects to the Marienville atv loop which is another 9 miles long.
The snow can get pretty deep at ANF. And, it's possible to ride there and be the only person in the Forest.
Thought I'd throw it out there. Good luck....jkm

From ANF website:
At the Timberline ATV Trailhead camping has been restricted to designated sites only due to sanitation problems and vegetation destruction. Please camp only in those areas posted for overnight camping. Your cooperation with these guidelines will help the US Forest Service ensure that this trailhead is an attractive place to visit on the Allegheny National Forest . Thank you for your cooperation.
ATV open seasons: Summer: The Friday before Memorial Day until the last weekend in September.
Winter: Typically December 20 until April 1. This is dependent on conditions on the ground.
 

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Paul -
I've never been to Majestic, but I've heard good things about it.
Allegheny national Forest is close to Majestic. Depending on your time frame, IF there is snow on the ground, sometimes the trails at ANF re-open after hunting season. So, you may want to keep an eye on the ANF website.
Timberline trail is easy, and can be pretty long depending on where you park. A trip down Timberline and back up is approx 50-60 miles. And Timberline connects to the Marienville atv loop which is another 9 miles long.
The snow can get pretty deep at ANF. And, it's possible to ride there and be the only person in the Forest.
Thought I'd throw it out there. Good luck....jkm

From ANF website:
At the Timberline ATV Trailhead camping has been restricted to designated sites only due to sanitation problems and vegetation destruction. Please camp only in those areas posted for overnight camping. Your cooperation with these guidelines will help the US Forest Service ensure that this trailhead is an attractive place to visit on the Allegheny National Forest . Thank you for your cooperation.
ATV open seasons: Summer: The Friday before Memorial Day until the last weekend in September.
Winter: Typically December 20 until April 1. This is dependent on conditions on the ground.
thanks JKM, I'll check that out for sure. Maybe I can find a youtube vid on the timberline trail
 

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There's the "Lost Trails" up by Wilkes-Barre. I've never been but I hear it's good and they're open all year
Hey Rakilla, I've been there twice and I should have stopped after the first time. Too rocky, just no fun, but thanks for the reply
 
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