Frequently Asked Questions
Throughout the years there has been some repeatedly
asked questions about the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails,
so we have decided to add this category for user convenience.
1. Where is the SSRT located?
Exit 147 off of I-80. Turn left on SR-144 go approximately
3 miles, look for ENTRANCE to Gillentown Trailhead
on the left-Green street sign, kiosk and large SSRT
letters in white stone on red stone across from kiosk.
Lots of parking .
2. How many miles is the SSRT?
19 miles of railroad bed. Most is original ballast
that is periodically graded, 4 miles from Gillentown
to Clarence has been topped with DSA surface. The
Snow Shoe Township has worked with the SSRTA and legalized
about 20 plus miles of township roads that lead s
to the Bloody Skillet. DCNR has worked with the SSRTA
and created a connector to the Bloody Skillet, starting
at pipe line 55.
3. Can I ride double on the SSRT?-yes.
4. Can I ride a “dirt” bike or
“go-cart”? – NO. Only legally
PA State registered units with current liability insurance
are allowed to become members to use the SSRT.
5. What if I am Out- of –State? Check
with PA-DCNR’s website to see if your State
has Reciprocity. If it does not, you must register
with PA-provide proof of ownership (title-sales slip)
and current insurance. An unregistered unit can get
a title created at a tag service by providing the
6. When is the Trail open or closed?
The SSRT is open 24/7. We ask that members respect
the neighbors along the Trail in speed and noise-loud
exhaust pipes are a unwanted annoyance.
7. If I sell my unit or buy a new one-should
I remove the SSRT Sticker?
NO. The sticker stays with that unit, just as the
plates must. A new unit requires new information on
a new application , with the membership fee. Stickers
may NOT be transferred – our Trail insurance
requires that ALL units be registered and carry current
insurance and our sticker system is the SSRTA’s
way of keeping track of those users (units) on the
8. What if I lost my sticker?
You must reapply for membership. Our stickers are
tried and true if applied on a clean dry surface—the
use of rubbing alcohol on the desired spot will assure
adherence. Keep power washers at least 12 inches away
from the sticker—if it does come off and can
be sent to our mailing address, we will issue a new
sticker—a $2.00 replacement fee should be submitted
along with the old sticker.* Membership costs and
sticker placement is listed on our applications. Rules
and Regulations are provided to all members.
9. Can I camp at Gillentown Trailhead?
Yes. Members may camp at Gillentown for no charge-
we only ask that all fires be self contained-Open
fires on the limestone parking caused many problems-and
any member doing so will lose their membership. We
ask all members to self regulate this rule as a common
courtesy-no one wants to run over nails or debris
from a fire.
Are there any other trails that I can ride on besides
the SSRT or the legal Township roads? All
atvists must respect the land owners and by PA-State
Law must ask permission to ride on other people’s
lands. Posted and No Trespassing signs mean exactly
that. The SSRTA is only responsible for the designated
Trail and the use of the legalized Township Roads.
11. Does the SSRTA patrol the Trail?
Yes. The SSRTA has a contract with the Centre County
Sheriff’s Office to patrol the Trail and enforce
the Rules and Regulations of the SSRTA and those of
12. Do I have to wear a helmet? YES.
It is a State Law for all atvists , drivers and passengers,
to wear helmets on ALL units-including UTV’s.