Cross-country Skiing in the West

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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.