Paddy Mountain Road

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

658.98 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Paddy Mountain Road, also known as Paddy Mountain Forestry Road, is a drivable trail that winds through the northeastern region of the picturesque Bald Eagle State Forest. Coming from the west, you'll encounter a sign around 1.5 miles in indicating the transition from a groomed road to a captivating drivable trail. From this point onward, the trail transforms, revealing a rugged path with rocks, washouts, ruts, and the occasional mud hole. Be prepared to encounter overgrown areas and witness the vibrant colors of nature in every season, from the vibrant blossoms of spring to the fiery hues of autumn. All along the trail, you'll get views across the mountain tops and into the valleys. Continuing east, after you navigate through the most demanding part of the trail, a beautiful panoramic vista awaits, presenting an awe-inspiring view of the valley below. The same drivable trail sign is also posted at the eastern end to indicate the trail is not regularly maintained and that four-wheel drive is recommended.

Photos of Paddy Mountain Road

Paddy Mountain Road
Paddy Mountain Road
Paddy Mountain Road

Difficulty

There are loose rocky sections with occasional washes and ruts.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Gurg Mendel
May 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Trail was fun and easily passable. the Eastern side has more loose rocks, washouts, and ruts. trail was skinny in parts but we got through with no marks on the truck.
Joe Williamson
Mar 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Very fun trail.
Richard Eichenberg
Aug 14, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Matt Laflesh
Aug 14, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

The west end intersects with Woodward Gap Rd and Cherry Run Rd. The eastern end intersects with Paddy Mountain Rd, also called T-306.

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