Southeast of Pittsburgh and Donegal in the Forbes State Forest, the 10+ mile Mountain Streams Trail System is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing. The backbone of the system is the 7.7 mile Mountain Streams Trail. There are several trailheads located on SR31.
To reach the trailheads near Jones Mills from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (US70/US76), use Exit #91. Head east on SR31. There is a trailhead in Jones Mills and then another trailhead just past Jones Mills.
Overall, Mountain Streams Trail System is the 13th most popular cross country ski area of all 33 Nordic ski destinations in Pennsylvania. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Mountain Streams Trail System including Laurel Ridge State Park, Ohiopyle State Park, Laurel Highlands Ski Touring Area, Roaring Run Natural Area, North Woods Ski Touring Area and Forbes State Forest - North.
Local Contacts: FSF (412) 238-9533; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Reference Source: click here http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/
GPS: 40.0752, -79.3123
Date Published: 12/25/2015
Date Updated: 7/11/2016
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