Don’t be fooled by the name. The Mountain Ridge ATV Park near Reels Corners in south central Pennsylvania welcomes dirt bikes, as well as ATVs, to tackle its more than 140 miles.
The park boasts more than 2,500 acres and access to another 500 acres. There are easy, moderate and hard trails for riders of all skill levels. Most of the trails are one-way, although there are a few access roads that are two-way.
The park has a large parking area and can accommodate trailers and large motor homes. There’s also a concession stand on-site that offers beverages and snacks as well as limited supplies of personal hygiene products, camping supplies and firewood. Picnic tables are provided.
Mountain Ridge says that on some weekends and during events various food vendors may set up on site. For other needs and gas, there is a gas station/convenience store on state Route 30 about a mile west of state Route 160.
Helmets are required while riding. No alcohol is allowed on the trails. Guests caught with alcohol on the trail may be asked to leave.
Anyone under age 18 must have a parent or guardian also sign their waiver form. Riders under 16 must have a parent or guardian on the trails with them at all times.
The park is open daily through Labor Day. After Labor Day, it’s closed Tuesday through Thursday in September and then Monday through Thursday through the end of the year, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park closes at 5 p.m. in October.
There are individual, family and group rates to ride. Rates are $25 per person for Friday through Sunday and on holidays.
Rates Monday through Thursday are $20 per person daily, two-$45 per person for two days and $65 per person for three-days. Group rates fare $18 per person for 10 people or more.
Season passes are also available: $225 for a single rider, $400 for a family of three and $400 for three passes plus an additional $75 per person for up to three additional passes for larger families. A “family” includes parents and “their” children under 18 years old.
There is a non-camping shower fee of $7.
The park has primitive camping sites, campsites with electric, and rustic cabins. Mountain Ridge says the 33 campsites with electric hook-ups will accommodate campers and have access to non-potable water. Seven rustic cabins are available for seasonal rentals and another three are available for short-term rentals. All electric campsites and rustic cabins have a picnic table and a fire ring. Many of the campsites without electricity also have a picnic table and a fire ring.
Port-o-johns and a shower house are available to all campers.
Directions: If coming from the west, take Route 281 east from Somerset (Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit) to Route 30 and go east until you reach Route 160 in Reels Corners.
If coming from the east, follow Route 30 from Bedford (Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit) up the mountain and into Somerset County until you reach Route 160 at Reels Corners. At Reels Corners go South on Route 160 and look for our sign, approx. 4 miles on the left. Turn left onto Boone Road and follow the road that turns into a dirt road and leads to the office.