Near Penfield, S.B. Elliott State Park is a quiet, rustic, mountaintop recreational area just off of I-80 near the mid-point of the state that has routes open to snowmobiling. Once ravaged by the logging industry, the park now contains magnificent stands of maturing oak and maple that dominate the mountaintop. The parks rustic log cabins are perfect for a quiet getaway.
This 318-acre park, in the heart of the Moshannon State Forest, is entirely wooded and offers picturesque areas of forest and swamp meadows and typical second growth mixed hardwood and oak timber.
During the winter months, the main parking lot is plowed to allow registered snowmobiles to unload and operate on the roads and trails in the Moshannon State Forest. A map of the roads and trails open to snowmobiling is available at the park office.
The snowmobiling at S. B. Elliott State Park is in Clearfield County off of SR153 just north of Exit #18 of US80, nine miles north of the community of Clearfield. To reach the trailhead from the intersection of I-80 and SR 879 in Clearfield go NW on I-80 for 9 miles. Go north on SR 153 at exit 111. Travel 1 mile to a right, and another immediate right onto Old Route 153/ Kennedy Road. Travel .8 mile to parking on the left.
Note: on the trail map, the solid line indicates routes shared by snowmobiles and motor vehicles. The dotted line indicates snowmobile only routes.
While snowmobiling S.B. Elliot State Park, all snowmobiles must have a valid registration with the Pennsylvania Department Of Conservation And Natural Resources. The registration can be obtained from the PA DOC directly or through one of 1,000 dealers in the state. For more details on snowmobile registration for snowmobiling at the S.B. Elliot State Park, you can call the PA DOC at (866) 545-2476.
Overall, S.B. Elliot State Park is the 12th most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Pennsylvania.