Southwest of Bradford and Lewis Run, the Westline trail system is a 16km route from the trailhead down to the remote townsite of Westline.
The cross country ski trailhead parking lot is located 11 miles south of Bradford via US 219 and SR 59 approximately 1/8 mile off of FR 455.
The two-way trail system traverses a combination of logging trails, pipelines and forest routes which offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels -- from the novice to the most experienced skier. The Short Circuit Loop, with its gentle rolling terrain, is especially designed for the beginning skier and also provides a terrific warm-up run for anyone. Inside-Out and Boo-Boos Delight Loops will suit more experienced schussers, who will enjoy the up and down-hill grades and scenic views of the headwaters of Thundershower Run. Ledges Loop offers large rock outcroppings along the ridge, making this an enticing trail to explore. The Thundershower Trail offers the most experienced skiers a beautiful view of Thundershower Run as it flows into Westline -- a small village which once supported a sawmill, a chemical wood factory and two railroads. Wildlife is abundant in this ski area; watch for turkey, deer, squirrels and birds, especially along Thundershower Run and its headwaters.
Overall, Westline Ski Trail is the 21st most popular cross country ski area of all 33 Nordic ski destinations in Pennsylvania. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Westline Ski Trail including Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail, Buzzard Swamp Loop, Brush Hollow Ski Trail, Laurel Mill Ski Trail, Deerlick Ski Trail and Hearts Content Ski Trail.
Local Contacts: ANF (814) 723-5150; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Reference Source: click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny/
GPS: 41.825, -78.7312
Date Published: 12/27/2015
Date Updated: 8/3/2016
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