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).
To reach the trailhead from Ridgway, follow SR948 northwest for 10 miles and look for parking on right.
There are 12.4 kilometers (7.6 miles) of trails that are marked with blue diamonds. Brush Hollow offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels. The section of trail located along Big Mill Creek is designated EASIEST and is suitable for beginners. The Brushy Gap and Elli Loops are designated MORE DIFFICULT. Scenic overlooks of the Big Mill Creek Valley are located on the Challenger and Elli Loops. Portions of the trail system are located on abandoned railroad grades that were used for logging at the turn of the century.
Overall, Brush Hollow Ski Trail is the 20th most popular cross country ski area of all 35 Nordic ski destinations in Pennsylvania.