Laurel Ridge State Park Cross Country Skiing

The 2nd most popular XC Ski in Pennsylvania.

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Southeast of Pittsburgh near Somerset, the 13,600 acre Laurel Ridge State Park area has 55 miles of trails for cross country skiing in the Laurel Highlands. Within the state park, there are 35 miles of ungroomed backcountry trails. Adjacent to the state park, a concessioner operates 20 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails (located on SR653 at Laurel Ridge.

Overall, Laurel Ridge State Park is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 35 Nordic ski destinations in Pennsylvania. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Laurel Ridge State Park including Ohiopyle State Park, Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort, Laurel Highlands Ski Touring Area, Bear Run Nature Reserve, Roaring Run Natural Area and Mountain Streams Trail SystemNorth Woods Ski Touring Area.

Laurel Ridge State Park Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  LRSP (724) 455-7303 or 455-3744; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Kooser State Park Cabins (814) 445-8673

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.957, -79.354

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/10/2016

ID:  11685

Laurel Ridge State Park Cross Country Skiing Map