The Penn State Forestland Management Office currently supports an infrastructure of more than 20 miles of forest roads suitable to be driven by passenger vehicles. All trails suitable for destination recreational hiking are managed and maintained by the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center and the Stone Valley Recreation Area.

The University is making a concerted effort with the Penn State Office of the Physical Plant, the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies and outside engineering firms to improve forest roads and implement a regimented preservation program. Rehabilitation and preservation projects also address stormwater and freshwater management with an emphasis on reestablishing stream channel connectivity while improving aquatic organism passage.

Only stretches of Red Rose Road, Scare Pond Road and Discovery Lane receive scheduled winter maintenance. Penn State forest roads' accessibility ranges from no access all the time to unrestricted access (to properly licensed motorized vehicles) all the time. Many forest roads are seasonal with access restrictions from late January until April.