Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Imagine the peace and serenity of the forest in the winter - the crisp air, the brilliant white snow clinging to tree branches, the quiet stillness broken only by the sound of a gently-flowing stream. This is the winter wonderland that awaits you in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

If downhill skiing is more to your liking, then consider visiting Ski Denton Resort (Potter County), with a peak elevation of 2,400 feet, three lifts, 23 skiing and snowboarding trails ranging from easy to black diamond, a terrain park and a tubing park; or Sawmill Mountain Resort (Lycoming County), with a peak elevation of 2,215 feet, one lift, 13 skiing and snowboarding trails, a terrain park and a tube slide with four runs.

If you are interested in Cross-Country Skiing, our state parks and forests along with the Allegheny National Forest offer miles of cross-country skiing trails including other winter sports - ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing and sledding.  For more information on cross-country skiing in our State Parks CLICK HERE

There are miles of trails in the Allegheny National Forest designated for X-C skiing.  For details and more information CLICK HERE

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    Marienville Ranger Station
    131 Smokey Lane
    Marienville , PA 16239
    (814) 927-6628 | www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny
     

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting,... more info

  • Bald Eagle State Park

    149 Main Park Road
    Howard , PA 16841
    (814) 625-2775 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/baldeagle/index.htm
     

    The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north-central Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields and... more info

  • Black Moshannnon State Park

    4216 Beaver Road
    Philipsburg , PA 16866
    (814) 342-5960 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blackmoshannon/
     

    Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in... more info

  • Brush Hollow Ski Trail

    Route 948
    Ridgway , PA 15853
    (814) 849-5197 | http://1.usa.gov/1jbaJ92
     

    Scenic trail along Big Mill Creek. Three loops of ungroomed trails totaling 7.6 miles. The trailhead offers parking and restroom. Finding the trail: The Brush Hollow trailhead is located ten... more info

  • Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Viewing Area

    Forest Rd. 157
    Marienville , PA 16239
    (814) 927-6628 | http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/allegheny/recreation/recarea/?recid=6099&actid=24
     

    Most of the trails are not marked with diamonds, so watch the informational signs for directions. The skill level of the trails is easy and the terrain is relatively flat. Some of the trails are... more info

  • Chapman State Park

    4790 Chapman Dam Rd.
    Clarendon , PA 16313
    (814) 723-0250 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/chapman/
     

    Adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest includes many outdoor recreation opportunities such as lake fishing, hiking, camping, open swimming, sled riding, ice fishing, cross-country ski, snowmobile,... more info

  • Clarion Little Toby Rail Trail


    Ridgway & Brockway , PA
    tricountyrailstotrails.org/Clarion_Little_Toby_Trail.htm
     

    Rail-trail stretches for 18 miles from Brockway to Ridgway. Experienced hikers, mountain bikers and cross country skiers will appreciate the length and variety of the trail, while novices will love... more info

  • Clear Creek State Park

    38 Clear Creek Park Road
    Sigel , PA 15860
    (814) 752-2368 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/clearcreek/index.htm
     

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking... more info

  • Cook Forest Ice Skating Pond

    River Road (approximately one mile from Route 36)
    Cooksburg , PA 16217
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/winter-report/index.htm??park=6202
     

    Enjoy a scenic view of the Clarion River in its winter splendor. This lighted ice skating pond is maintained by the park office, has a parking area, shelter, fire ring, skate rental and a sledding... more info

  • Cook Forest State Park

    113 River Road
    Cooksburg , PA 16217
    (814) 744-8407 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cookforest/
     

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural... more info

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