Best Pennsylvania Cross Country Skiing Trails

Pennsylvania has 33 cross country skiing areas.

  September 25, 2018

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Pennsylvania offers over thirty cross country ski routes from which to choose. The best Pennsylvania cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail, Laurel Ridge State Park, Delaware State Forest, Ohiopyle State Park, and Blue Knob State Park. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Pennsylvania cross country skiing trail below.

Where Can I Cross Country Ski In Pennsylvania?


FEATURED:  Crystal Lake Ski Center


  July 18, 2016

Northeast of Williamsport near Hughesville, the Crystal Lake Ski Center has 25 miles of cross-country ski trails groomed for classical and skate. To reach Crystal Lake from Williamsport, follow US180 westbound.

FEATURED:  Laurel Highlands Ski Touring Area

  Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

  July 2, 2016

Southeast of Pittsburgh near Somerset in the Forbes State Forest, the Laurel Highlands Ski Touring Area has about a dozen miles of cross country ski trails near Laurel Summit. There are several trailheads on Laurel Summit Road.

FEATURED:  Blue Marsh Lake


  June 27, 2016

Northwest of Reading, the Blue Marsh State Park has 28 miles of rolling cross country ski trails twisting through meadows and hardwood forests. The 22 mile main trail follows the edge of the lake and passes through forest, bridal trails and some gravel roads.

FEATURED:  Brush Hollow Ski Trail

  Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

  July 7, 2016

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).

FEATURED:  Laurel Mill Ski Trail

  Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

  August 13, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Rockton Mountain Trails


  August 6, 2016

Northwest of Clearfield in the Moshannon State Forest, the Rockton Mountain Trails are a series of cross country skiing trails totaling 12 miles traversing scenic forest and streams. The trails are marked with a blue blaze.

FEATURED:  Hearts Content Ski Trail

  Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

  September 25, 2018

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.