Where to Cross-country Ski


Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.

North   -   South   -   East   -   West

North


Bald Eagle State Park

Some park trails and open areas are suitable for cross-country skiing. About seven miles of ungroomed trails are available with proper snow conditions.

Black Moshannon State Park

All trails are open to cross-country skiers. Trails marked with the cross-country skier symbol on the park map are recommended.

Chapman State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.At least 4.4 miles of groomed ski trails connect with numerous trails in the adjoining national forest and state game land.

Denton Hill State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing. Ski Denton has 31 miles of groomed cross-country skiing trails. Fee charged for trail use.

Hills Creek State Park

Cross-country skiing is permitted throughout the park.

Kettle Creek State Park

Cross-country skiing is permitted throughout the park.

Little Pine State Park

The 5-mile Lake Shore Trail follows level terrain and parallels the lake and headwaters and then returns to the starting location. Motor vehicles and snowmobiles are prohibited in this area.

Mount Pisgah State Park

Some of the park's 11 miles of trails are good for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Ole Bull State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.In addition to a groomed cross-country skiing trail, cross-country skiers and snowshoers are allowed throughout the park.

Parker Dam State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.Conditions permitting, groomed ski trails are maintained on Beaver Dam, Souders and Skunk trails.

Poe Valley State Park

While no specific trails are provided, most skiers use local roads since only minimal snow plowing is done in this area. Skiers should be cautious since both snowmobiles and four-wheel drive vehicles also use many of these roads.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

Five miles of park trails provide easy skiing with connecting trails and roads on surrounding state forest lands.

Simon B. Elliott State Park

Ski on more than four miles of easy to moderate roads and trails.

Sinnemahoning State Park

Park trails and open fields are available for skiing with adequate snow cover.

Sizerville State Park

Park trails provide access to many miles of trails on adjacent state forest land. The average yearly snowfall is 60-70 inches. The park provides parking and restrooms.

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.

 

South


Blue Knob State Park

Most park trails are suitable for expert skiers. For beginner skiers, Chappells Field Trail and the closed campground are recommended. For the intermediate skier, the service roads, closed roadways and open areas are recommended. Weather conditions on the trails are usually ideal but skiers should use expert or mountain ski equipment.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

All 12 miles of hiking trails in the conservation area are open for cross-country skiing.

Caledonia State Park

Trails and open fields of the park are available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Canoe Creek State Park

All hiking, equestrian and biking trails are available for skiing.

Codorus State Park

There are 6.5 miles of trails in the 195-acre Mountain Biking Area on Bankert Road. Skiers may also use the fields of the Marina, Main Launch and the campground. Please wear fluorescent orange during hunting seasons.

Colonel Denning State Park

While there is no formal cross-country skiing trail system, skiing is permitted on existing roads and trails and in all areas of the park. Terrain is moderately hilly to mountainous.

Cowans Gap State Park

Closed park roads and some of the hiking trails are suitable for cross-country skiing.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

There are two miles of designated trail southwest of the campground. Skiing is also permitted in all areas of the park.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

When adequate snow cover is available, many of the hiking trails provide an excellent opportunity for cross-country skiing. The best trails are accessed from the Conewago Day Use Area or the special parking area at the campground entrance. These trails are marked for bicycling and include portions of Lakeside, Alpine, Oak and Gravel trails. Other good trails are the network of spur roads and trails in the interior of the park campground, which are closed to camping and vehicle use during the winter season.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Several miles of ungroomed cross-country ski trails are in the park and on adjacent state forest lands.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

All hiking trails in the Conservation Area are open for cross-country skiing. Evergreen and Old Sawmill trails are reccommended for cross-country skiing.

Little Buffalo State Park

All hiking trails in Little Buffalo State Park are open for cross-country skiing, but skiing is recommended on Little Buffalo Creek Trail. A 2.5-mile loop can be skied by taking Little Buffalo Creek Trail to Main Picnic Area, then ski the Newport and Sherman’s Valley Railroad trace. Return to Little Buffalo Creek Trail along the edge of woods. Park in the lot at the trailhead. A popular loop in East Picnic Area starts in the parking lot and follows the path to Clay’s Covered Bridge. The trail passes Shoaff’s Mill then returns to the starting point on either Mill Race Trail or the shorter service road. Skiing is also permitted on service roads and unplowed roads in the day use area.

Mont Alto State Park

Skiing is permitted throughout the park and in the adjacent Michaux State Forest.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Cross-country skiing is available.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Nordic skiers enjoy the rail trail when snow conditions allow. Although no trails are specifically designated for cross-country skiing, numerous opportunities exist, especially during winters with heavy snowfalls, both within the park and on the surrounding state forest lands.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

Seven miles of marked trails are available for this popular wintertime activity.

Reeds Gap State Park

Skiers can enjoy the trails, service roads and open areas. About five miles of ungroomed trails are available with proper snow conditions.

Shawnee State Park

Most trails are suitable for novice and experienced skiers and snowshoers. Lake Shore is the most popular trail.

Susquehannock State Park

Visitors enjoy cross-country skiing on more than 2 miles of park trails including the Pipe Line, Chimney, Landis, and Overlook, as well as throughout open fields.

Trough Creek State Park

Skiing is permitted throughout the park and in the adjacent Rothrock State Forest.

Warriors Path State Park

About six miles of cross-country ski trails traverse through woods and field areas with the degree of difficulty ranging from easy to moderate.

Whipple Dam State Park

Park trails and roads, and roads in Rothrock State Forest are recommended for cross-country skiing.


East


Beltzville State Park

Many open and rolling fields and nine miles of trail are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Benjamin Rush State Park

Cross-country skiing is permitted throughout the park.

Delaware Canal State Park

The 60-mile long Delaware Canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is a National Historic Trail.

Evansburg State Park

Most trails are open to cross-country skiing.

Fort Washington State Park

Beginner and expert skiers can enjoy the 1.7-mile loop trail in the Militia Hill Day Use Area.

Frances Slocum State Park

When conditions permit, the campground road and day-use areas are popular for skiing.

French Creek State Park

All hiking trails and open areas of the park can be skied with proper snow cover.

Gouldsboro State Park

Most of the hiking trails are recommended for cross-country skiing.

Hickory Run State Park

The 13 miles of designated trail are marked with blue blazes.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

The 18.5-mile network of trails makes the center’s fields, woodlands and streams accessible to both students and the casual visitor. These facilities are for use by hikers, all-terrain bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. Non-hunters should wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

Lackawanna State Park

All trails can be cross-country skied nd snowshoed, although Lakeview, snowflake and most trails in the campground and picnicking areas are recommended.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

The Lehigh Gorge Trail on the west side of the river from White Haven to Glen Onoko is open to cross-country skiing.

Memorial Lake State Park

The easy rolling terrain and open nature of the park lends itself to excellent opportunities for short distance cross-country ski trips for the novice and experienced skier.

Nescopeck State Park

This popular winter sport is permitted on all trails throughout the park. The ungroomed trails are relatively flat or have slight grades making this a great way to explore the park during winter.

Nockamixon State Park

The bicycle trail and the roads in the closed day use area are open for cross-country skiing. There are also steeper hiking trails in the Sterner Mill Area.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Hiking trails are open for cross-country skiing when conditions pemit.

Norristown Farm Park

The trails and open fields of the park are available for use with proper snow cover.

Promised Land State Park

Skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all trails. Bruce Lake Natural Area and Conservation Island are the best trails for skiing.

Prompton State Park

Hiking trails can be cross-country skied.

Ricketts Glen State Park

Cross-country skiing is permitted.

Ridley Creek State Park

Cross-country skiers may use the hiking and multi-use trails when snow cover permits.

Salt Springs State Park

Cross-country skiers may use the hiking and multi-use trails when snow cover permits.

Swatara State Park

The Swatara Rail Trail is good for skiing with adequate snowfall.

Tobyhanna State Park

Most of the hiking trails are recommended for cross-country skiing.

Tyler State Park

The equestrian trails, hiking trails and bicycle trails are unplowed and great for skiing.

Varden Conservation Area

All 7.35 miles of hiking trails can be cross-country skied.

White Clay Creek Preserve

Cross-country skiers may use the hiking and bridle trails when snow cover permits.

Worlds End State Park

Several park areas are suitable for Nordic skiing. A 20-mile trail network is close by on state forest land.


West


Clear Creek State Park

Snowshoeing is permitted on all trails. Cross-country skiing is recommended on selected trails on the map.

Cook Forest State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.Snowshoeing is permitted on all trails. Cross-country skiing is recommended on selected trails on the maps. Cook Forest has three groomed trails: Fire Tower Road, Toms Run Road and part of Forest Drive.

Jennings Environmental Education Center

All trails north of PA 528 (prairie side) are recommended for cross-country skiing. Snowshoeing is popular. Snowshoes are available to borrow Monday through Saturday when there is adequate snow cover.

Keystone State Park

With adequate snow cover there is cross-country skiing on park trails and in open fields.

Kooser State Park

The park’s elevation and heavy snow falls creates prime conditions for cross country skiing. Park staff set track on 1.5 miles of ski trail, which is marked with blue diamonds. The trail is classified as easiest and is popular with beginners to experienced skiers. There is also a 20-mile cross-country ski touring concession adjacent to the PA 653 parking area of nearby Laurel Ridge State Park. Fee required on this trail. View conditions and snow depth on the live Web cam.

Laurel Hill State Park

With adequate snow cover many hiking trails are available for cross-country skiing.

Laurel Ridge State Park

About 35 miles of trail are available for cross-country skiing. Please check with the park office to see which sections are suitable for skiing. A free map is available from the park office.

Linn Run State Park

With adequate snow cover many hiking trails are available for cross-country skiing.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

There are eight miles of trails marked for cross-country skiing for beginner to expert skiers.

Moraine State Park

Pleasant Valley and Sunken Garden trails have been improved and connected to provide six miles of trails. The trails are blazed with yellow and pink and are suitable for all skill levels.

Ohiopyle State Park

There are 33.9 miles of trails recommended for cross-country skiing. The Sproul Trails and a section of the Kentuck Trail were created for cross-country skiing. With deep snowfall, the 27 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage is good for cross-country skiing.

Oil Creek State Park

This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.The park's cross-country ski area features three main trails, Red, Blue, Green with six White connecting trails. Most of the trails utilize old oil lease and lumber roads and are generally about 10 feet wide. Ski passes are required for use of this groomed trail network. Passes can be purchased at the booth near the warming hut or at the park office. Day passes and Season passes are available.

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Presque Isle State Park

The mulit-use trail and the hiking trails are great for cross-country skiing. A cross-country ski concession, located at the picnic shelter area, operates during the winter, conditions permitting. Equipment rental is available.

Pymatuning State Park

Most open areas of the park are open to cross-country skiing.

Raccoon Creek State Park

Most trails are open to cross-country skiing, however it is recommended to avoid trails rated ‘difficult.’ A designated 2.2-mile cross-country skiing trail is located between the beach access road and the roadside east picnic area.

Ryerson Station State Park

Cross-country skiing is permitted on the ungroomed hiking trails and open areas throughout the park.

Yellow Creek State Park

While no special area or trail system has been developed for these winter sports, the park has many opportunities for cross-country skiers and snowshoers of all levels of experience. Trails, open fields, forested areas and abandoned roads may all be used for exploring the park in winter.


This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.This symbol indicates that a trail is groomed for cross-country skiing.