Wayne National Forest: Monday Creek

The Monday Creek area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding off-road vehicles (ATVs). A trail system north of Nelsonville provides approximately 70 miles of trails for off-road vehicle, hiking, and mountain bike use. Two other trail systems for off-road vehicles are provided on the Wayne NF north of Ironton, Ohio.

There have been, and will continue to be modifications to the trails due to the work on the US 33 bypass.

Regulations:

The following regulations are enforced on the Wayne National Forest:

  1. Current license, and Ohio all-purpose vehicle (APV) registration/license required.
  2. Designated ATV trails are for vehicles 50 inches or less in width.
  3. Motorized vehicles are allowed only on designated trails and roads (marked with orange diamonds).
  4. Trails are open for use from April 15th through December 15th each year. Seasonal trail closures are in place to prevent resource damage and limit maintenance costs.
  5. Trail Permits are required for all riders 16 years of age or older.
  6. Prohibit operating any vehicle including ATVs:
  • In an unsafe manner.
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • In a manner which damages or unreasonably disturbs soil, wildlife, or vegetation.
  • Without an operable braking system.
  • From one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise unless equipped with working headlights and taillights.
  • With internal or external combustion engines not equipped with a properly installed spark arrester or exhaust system.
  • In violation of posted or established limits on speed, weight, or width.
Violations

Violations are enforced by Forest Officers and violators face up to $5,000 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment for each offense.

Telephone
740 534 6500
Land
Public
Wayne National Forest
Trail Miles
70
Vehicles
ATV, Dirt Bike, UTV
Terrain
General Trail, Mud Bog, Pond, Rocks
Skill Level
Easy, Intermediate, Experienced
Amenities
Camping, Pavilion, Pets
Cost
Day passes are $12 3 day pass $24 Season pass $45
Riding Requirements
Regulations:
The following regulations are enforced on the Wayne National Forest:

Current license, and Ohio all-purpose vehicle (APV) registration/license required.
Designated ATV trails are for vehicles 50 inches or less in width.
Motorized vehicles are allowed only on designated trails and roads (marked with orange diamonds).
Trails are open for use from April 15th through December 15th each year. Seasonal trail closures are in place to prevent resource damage and limit maintenance costs.
Trail Permits are required for all riders 16 years of age or older.
Prohibit operating any vehicle including ATVs:
In an unsafe manner.
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In a manner which damages or unreasonably disturbs soil, wildlife, or vegetation.
Without an operable braking system.
From one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise unless equipped with working headlights and taillights.
With internal or external combustion engines not equipped with a properly installed spark arrester or exhaust system.
In violation of posted or established limits on speed, weight, or width.

Violations
Violations are enforced by Forest Officers and violators face up to $5,000 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment for each offense.
Dealer Brands
Season
Apr 15 - Dec 15