enabled maps of the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails are
available on the Maprika App for your phone. Download
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To find the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails, download the
app, then search for "Snow Shoe ATV". This
brings up Snow Shoe Rails to Trails and township roads
legalized for ATVs. You can do the same thing for
the Bloody Skillet Trail.
A great tool to keep you on the right track when you're
out on the trails!
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Snow Shoe Rails to Trails now connects to the Bloody
Skillet ATV riding area in Centre County via a 6 1/2
mile connector trail. This connector can be found
at the Clarence side of the rails to trails.
The Bloody Skillet ATV riding area consists of 37
trail miles (Phase 1 & 2) and is accessed from
SR 144 approximately 18 1/2 miles north of Snow Shoe.
Turn right onto DeHaas Road and travel 5 miles south
to the Northern Terminus Trailhead. Registered Class
II ATV's are permitted on this trail that are less
than 58" in width and less than 1,200 pounds.
Bloody Skillet is open during the summer and winter
seasons. The summer season runs from the Friday before
Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.
The winter season runs from the day following the
last day of the regular or extended antlerless deer
season as established by the Game Commision through
the following April 1. There are some trails that
remain closed until after the late muzzleloader season,
please check with the individual forest district to
see when the trails will open for the winter season.
Directions To Gillentown Trailhead
Get off Interstate 80 at Snow Shoe. Take route 144
north approximately 1-1/2 miles to a 4 way stop. There
will be two churches on the left. Proceed straight
ahead on north 144 another 2 miles. Seprish Recycling
will be on your left at the top of a hill. Start slowing
down and proceed another 200 yards to the bottom of
the hill. Turn left at Gillentown Trailhead sign.
Go approximately 300 yards back the road to several
acres of parking. The trail is adjacent to the parking
Directions To Black Bear Trailhead
Take Interstate 80 to Kylertown Exit. Turn north onto
Route 53. Go about 1/3 mile and turn right onto Main
Street (This is the very first road past the east
bound interstate 80 exit). Stay on Main Street (after
about 2 miles you will see the fire hall and Jackson's
Bar on left). Continue about 1/2 mile and you will
pass the old Avondale Hotel on your left and the road
makes an extreme left hand turn with a park on your
right. The road crosses over a bridge that spans the
Red Moshannon/Centre County Line. Continue up a hill
and the Black Bear Nursery will be on your left and
a stop sign just past the nursery. This concludes
about 3.7 miles from Route 53 to the Trailhead. Turn
right at stop sign and go about 200 feet and turn
left into the Entrance to the Black Bear Trailhead.
There is a large sign on the left of the entrance
"Black Bear Trailhead" and a large rock
on the right side of the entrance with a bear inscribed
on it. Proceed to the back of the parking area. (No
camping overnight at The Black Bear Trailhead).
Route 220, take Steel Hollow Road to Julian Pike,
turn left towards Black Moshannon State Park. At Route
504 intersection turn left (towards Philipsburg).
Go 0.1 miles across the bridge, turn right onto Casanova
Road (towards Winburne/Kylertown) for 5.8 miles to
trailhead on the right.
the Philipsburg area, take Route 504 towards Black
Moshannon, turning left onto Hanna Furnace Road (a
well maintained gravel road). Go 3 miles turning left
onto a paved road (Casanova Road) then 0.6 miles to
trailhead on left.
option from Philipsburg is to take Coaldale Road to
the Casanova Road turning right and going 0.4 mile
to the trailhead on the right.