Located in Pennsylvania, the cross country skiing in Allegheny National Forest offers more than a half-dozen beautiful cross-country ski trails. The best Allegheny National Forest cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail, Buzzard Swamp Loop, Laurel Mill Ski Trail, Brush Hollow Ski Trail, and Westline Ski Trail. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Allegheny National Forest cross country skiing trail below.
Northwest of Ridgway, the Brush Hollow area has 12km of ungroomed cross country skiing. There are three loops: Challenger, Brushy Gap and Elli Loop (more difficult).
West of Ridgway, the Laurel Mill area has 16 km of ungroomed cross country ski trails. The trail is clearly marked with blue diamond-shaped markers on trees.
South of Warren, the Hearts Content Cross-Country Ski Area offers 8km of loops for nordic skiing. These ungroomed trails pass through dense oak and hickory forests, along with some old-growth. There are usually not too many others up there in the winter and the roads may not be plowed. But, if you can make it you should find some solitude.