Places to Ride
State Parks and Forests
State Parks and Forests offer thousands of miles and hundreds of acres of designated snowmobile areas for exploration. Opportunities range from scenic trails through the woods, to straightaway runs on roadways, to large, open spaces. State Parks also provide trailhead access to snowmobile trails on State Forest land. Trails open the day after the last day of Pennsylvania's regular or extended rifle deer season and close April 1, or earlier as determined by the district forester or park manager. For a complete listing of snowmobile trails within Pennsylvania State Forests, go to Trail Maps and Snow Conditions. Also visit the Pennsylvania State Parks snowmobile site for a complete listing of snowmobile trails within the parks. You may also call 888-PA-PARKS for a copy of the printed publication. During the season, DCNR operates a snowmobile hotline updating snow and trail conditions twice a week. Call toll-free 1-877-SNOMBLE before you head out.
State Game Lands
Snowmobilers may ride on State Game Lands from the third Sunday in January through April 1 on designated snowmobile areas, roads and trails marked with appropriate signs. Find additional information on State Game Lands on the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.
Allegheny National Forest
Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails are open in the 513,000 acre Allegheny National Forest. Trails are open mid-December through April 1, conditions permitting. Contact the Allegheny National Forest Supervisor's Office, 4 Farm Colony Dr., Warren, PA 16365, (814) 723-5150.
Private and Other Public Trail Opportunities
Many private and local snowmobile riding opportunities exist across the state. Contact the local Tourist Promotion Agency to found out more about your region of interest, or the Pennsylvania Snowmobile Association at 1-888-411-PSSA (1-888-411-7772). www.pasnow.org