White Sulpher ATV Trail
The White Sulphur ATV Trail consists of a system of trail segments arranged in connecting
loops. Located in moderately rugged terrain, some sections of the trail are located on ridge-tops
and others on side-slopes. The trail is designed for use by novice to moderately experienced
riders. There are no segments that would require expert-riding skills; however, some segments
may be challenging to novice riders. Each segment of trail is identified as easy or more
difficult. The trail is hardened along much of the system with gravel to prevent soil erosion
and impacts on watershed resources. Orange diamonds posted along the entire trail system keep
users on a safe and legal route.
Kentucky law prohibits the consumption of alcohol in public places and open containers of
NO OFF-TRAIL OR CROSS-COUNTRY TRAVEL IS ALLOWED. Trail symbols are used at road intersections
and along the trail. In case of differences between this map and trail markings, depend on
trail markings rather than this map due to trail maintenance and re-routing.
DIRECTIONS: From I-64: Take Exit 133 off I-64 south towards Salt Lick, Ky. At the caution
light in Salt Lick turn on to KY 211 to Forest Road 129 towards Clear Creek. Just past the
Clear Creek Country Store turn left at the White Sulphur sign at Forest Road 105 and go until
you see the White Sulphur ATV trailhead, which is 1/4 mile past the turn-off to the horse camp.
RECREATION PASSES A special recreation pass is required to use this trail. For information on
purchasing a pass contact the Cumberland District Office at 606-784-6428 or view the Recreation
Schedule and Fees (pdf).. These passes can also be purchased from participating vendors near Cave
Run Lake. The following types of passes are available:
Valid until noon the day after purchase. Band must be worn on operator's wrist or attached to
handle bar of ATV to be valid.
Valid until noon the 4th day from purchase. Band must be worn on operator's wrist or attached
to handle bar of ATV to be valid.
Valid May 1 - Nov. 30. Sticker must be affixed to left rear of ATV to be valid.
Suitable for: Only all-terrain vehicles (ATV*) 50" or less in width and
motorcycles. (Closed to hiking, mountain bikes and horses.). * An ATV is defined as a vehicle
that is a maximum of 50 inches in width and is designed for use by one person sitting astride.
Start and End: ATV Trailhead parking area on Forest Road 105
Length: 20 Miles
Difficulty Level: More Difficult Connections: None
USGS Quads: Farmers and Salt Lick
Trail Season: Open May 1 to November 30 during daylight hours
(Only hiking is allowed during the closed season.)
Parking: At ATV trailhead off Forest Road 105 (1/4 mile past White
Sulphur Horse Camp). Closes at 10 p.m.
Restrooms: Chemical toilets are located at the trailhead parking area,
open from dawn to 10 p.m.
Trash Pickup: Please do not leave trash along trail. Pack it out.
Camping: At Clear Creek, Twin Knobs, and Zilpo Campgrounds. Camping is
NOT allowed at the ATV trailhead or along this trail. White Sulphur Horse Camp is NOT open
to ATV camping.
Hunting: Call the Cumberland District Office for seasonal roads open to
hunting. ATV area subject to statewide hunting season regulations.
All ATV use must be on designated trail. No off-trail or cross-country riding is
allowed. Compliance will be strictly enforced.
A pass is required to use the ATV trail. Sticker or tag must be properly displayed
to be valid.
Open May 1 to Nov. 30 from sunrise to sunset. Trailhead closes at 10 p.m.
Access to the ATV trail is permitted only from the ATV Trailhead.
Only ATV's 50 inches or less in width and off-road motorcycles are allowed on this
Horses and mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail. Hiking allowed ONLY during
the CLOSED season.
Kentucky law requires the use of DOT-approved headgear when riding all-terrain vehicles
on public property.
Kentucky Revised Statutes regarding ATV use are enforced. No one under 16 years old
can operate an ATV with engine exceeding 90cc. No one under 12 years old shall operate
ATV exceeding 70cc.
Camping is not allowed at the ATV trailhead or along this trail. White Sulphur Horse
Camp is NOT open to ATV camping.
Do not drink alcohol and ride. As with autos, riding an ATV while under the influence
can lead to serious accidents.