Olean, NY Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

7.7 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

9 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

3.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

18 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Kinzua Valley Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Knox Kane Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Lowlands Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Marilla Bridges Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Shawmut Trail

0.6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

WAG Trail

9 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

West Creek Recreational Trail

19.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This trail is not groomed. Three stacked loops offer a variety of hiking and skiing opportunities at a range of difficulty levels. The trail starts out on a railroad grade along Big Mill Creek. This...
PA 7.7 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This trail is not groomed. The trail is a combination of logging roads, railroad grades and pipelines that offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels. Trail is marked with blue diamonds.
PA 9 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This trail is not groomed. The three loops are suitable for beginners. The trail is marked with blue diamonds. Check out the short 1.2 mile Hearts Content Interpretive Trail which offers a scenic hike...
PA 8.3 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Mill Creek Trail serves as a connector between Twin Lakes Recreation Area and the Brush Hollow Trail. Just south of Forest Road 138, the Mill Creek Trail leaves the Twin Lakes Trail and heads...
PA 5.6 mi Dirt, Grass
This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...
PA 6.6 mi Dirt, Grass
This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more...
PA 16.6 mi Dirt, Grass
The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the...
PA 3.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Clarion-Little Toby Trail lets you venture on the wild side for 18 miles as it traverses remote state hunting grounds adjoining the Allegheny National Forest. You’ll likely see deer and other...
PA 18 mi Crushed Stone
The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock Railroad (later Valley Railroad) near the town of...
PA 6 mi Crushed Stone
A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely forested corridor between Center Street in Mount...
PA 3.8 mi Crushed Stone
Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour...
PA 6 mi Crushed Stone
The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...
PA 1 mi Crushed Stone
The key word in describing the Pat McGee Trail in western New York is variety. The rail-trail rolls for more than 12 miles across the Allegheny Plateau between Cattaraugus and Salamanca, passing...
NY 12.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands,...
PA 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...
NY 1.8 mi Asphalt
The WAG Trail snakes for 9 miles along the upper Genessee River. The trail follows the route of what was once a shortline operation called the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (WAG) Railroad. Though the...
NY 9 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...
PA 3 mi Asphalt
The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie...
PA 19.5 mi Crushed Stone

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West Creek Recreational Trail

PA - 19.5 miles

The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie...

Lowlands Trail

PA - 6 miles

Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour...

Kinzua Valley Trail

PA - 6 miles

Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock Railroad (later Valley Railroad) near the town of...

Allegheny National Forest - Minister Creek Trail

PA - 6.6 miles

This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...

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Shawmut Trail

PA - 0.6 miles

The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands,...

Knox Kane Rail Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely forested corridor between Center Street in Mount...

Marilla Bridges Trail

PA - 1 miles

The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...

Warren to North Warren Bike Trail

PA - 3 miles

Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

Marilla Bridges Trail

PA - 1 miles

The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...

West Creek Recreational Trail

PA - 19.5 miles

The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie...

Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

PA - 7.7 miles

This trail is not groomed. Three stacked loops offer a variety of hiking and skiing opportunities at a range of difficulty levels. The trail starts out on a railroad grade along Big Mill Creek. This...

Warren to North Warren Bike Trail

PA - 3 miles

Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...

Accordion

Kinzua Valley Trail

PA - 6 miles

Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock Railroad (later Valley Railroad) near the town of...

WAG Trail

NY - 9 miles

The WAG Trail snakes for 9 miles along the upper Genessee River. The trail follows the route of what was once a shortline operation called the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (WAG) Railroad. Though the...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

The key word in describing the Pat McGee Trail in western New York is variety. The rail-trail rolls for more than 12 miles across the Allegheny Plateau between Cattaraugus and Salamanca, passing...

Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail

PA - 16.6 miles

This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more...

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

PA - 18 miles

The Clarion-Little Toby Trail lets you venture on the wild side for 18 miles as it traverses remote state hunting grounds adjoining the Allegheny National Forest. You’ll likely see deer and other...

Allegheny National Forest - Mill Creek Trail

PA - 5.6 miles

The Mill Creek Trail serves as a connector between Twin Lakes Recreation Area and the Brush Hollow Trail. Just south of Forest Road 138, the Mill Creek Trail leaves the Twin Lakes Trail and heads...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...

Knox Kane Rail Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely forested corridor between Center Street in Mount...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

Allegheny National Forest - Heart's Content XC Ski Trail

PA - 8.3 miles

This trail is not groomed. The three loops are suitable for beginners. The trail is marked with blue diamonds. Check out the short 1.2 mile Hearts Content Interpretive Trail which offers a scenic hike...

Shawmut Trail

PA - 0.6 miles

The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands,...

Lowlands Trail

PA - 6 miles

Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour...

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the...

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

PA - 9 miles

This trail is not groomed. The trail is a combination of logging roads, railroad grades and pipelines that offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels. Trail is marked with blue diamonds.

Allegheny National Forest - Minister Creek Trail

PA - 6.6 miles

This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

PA - 9 miles

This trail is not groomed. The trail is a combination of logging roads, railroad grades and pipelines that offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels. Trail is marked with blue diamonds.

Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

PA - 7.7 miles

This trail is not groomed. Three stacked loops offer a variety of hiking and skiing opportunities at a range of difficulty levels. The trail starts out on a railroad grade along Big Mill Creek. This...

West Creek Recreational Trail

PA - 19.5 miles

The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Marys and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie...

Warren to North Warren Bike Trail

PA - 3 miles

Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...

Accordion

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

The key word in describing the Pat McGee Trail in western New York is variety. The rail-trail rolls for more than 12 miles across the Allegheny Plateau between Cattaraugus and Salamanca, passing...

Allegheny National Forest - Heart's Content XC Ski Trail

PA - 8.3 miles

This trail is not groomed. The three loops are suitable for beginners. The trail is marked with blue diamonds. Check out the short 1.2 mile Hearts Content Interpretive Trail which offers a scenic hike...

Shawmut Trail

PA - 0.6 miles

The Shawmut Trail begins in the southwest corner of the small, charming community of Smethport and continues southwest out of town along Marvin Creek. Along the way, views are a mix of woodlands,...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

Marilla Bridges Trail

PA - 1 miles

The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...

Knox Kane Rail Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

A 3.8-mile section of northern Pennsylvania's Knox Kane Rail Trail opened in McKean County in 2018. The crushed-stone pathway runs through a largely forested corridor between Center Street in Mount...

Lowlands Trail

PA - 6 miles

Located in beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania, the Lowlands Trail uses the former corridor of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The trail and park are now part of the tour...

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

PA - 18 miles

The Clarion-Little Toby Trail lets you venture on the wild side for 18 miles as it traverses remote state hunting grounds adjoining the Allegheny National Forest. You’ll likely see deer and other...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...

Allegheny National Forest - Minister Creek Trail

PA - 6.6 miles

This moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcropings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...

Allegheny National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail

PA - 16.6 miles

This trail passes through a variety of pleasing landscapes. The area near Crane Run is especially scenic. The trail is marked with white diamonds. The skill level of this trail is rated more...

Allegheny National Forest - Mill Creek Trail

PA - 5.6 miles

The Mill Creek Trail serves as a connector between Twin Lakes Recreation Area and the Brush Hollow Trail. Just south of Forest Road 138, the Mill Creek Trail leaves the Twin Lakes Trail and heads...

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

PA - 3.8 miles

The Blaisdell-Emery Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed between South Bradford and the borough of Lewis Run. This scenic trail parallels Tunungant Creek (locally called Tuna Creek) for part of the...

WAG Trail

NY - 9 miles

The WAG Trail snakes for 9 miles along the upper Genessee River. The trail follows the route of what was once a shortline operation called the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (WAG) Railroad. Though the...

Kinzua Valley Trail

PA - 6 miles

Deep within the Allegheny National Forest lies a rail-trail with a past. The Kinzua Valley Trail follows the route of the former Kinzua and Hemlock Railroad (later Valley Railroad) near the town of...

Recent Trail Reviews

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

Not for Cross Country Skiers

January, 2021 by mbeatty1

This is a beautiful trail, very well groomed and serene surroundings. If the rating was for those issues, I would give it a 5 star, HOWEVER, if you wish to use it for cross country skiing, you will be assaulted w/ the sounds, smells and close encounters w/ snowmobiles, and, if my experience on Sunday is any indicator, many of them. This greatly compromises the experience if you are hoping for a quiet, fresh air commune w/ nature type of skiing. I definitely will not be going back. Please understand, I am not dissing snowmobiles, just saying they are incompatible w/ Xcountry skiing, at least on this trail,

WAG Trail

Always something interesting to see

January, 2021 by zmq35ny7xp

I've been walking this trail almost daily for 3 years and it still hasn't gotten old. I've seen rabbits and chipmunks, osprey and eagles, hawks, vultures, so many different song birds and waterfowl, as well as a few fox and loads of deer. It amazes me how quiet and secluded it seems despite being close to roads at times. My favorite stretch is between York's Corners (Mapes Road) and Graves Road. The majority is just mown grass so expect mud, ice, etc depending on the season. Bugs can be an issue in summer, especially deer flies.

Greater Jamestown Riverwalk

Nice little in town trail

December, 2020 by vicki1960

We accessed the trail at McCrea Point Park and walked along the Chadakoin River. We saw some ducks in one of the streams off the trail and a deer crossing the stream. Nice parking area next to the scrap recycling plant. A great trail to safely walk on around Jamestown. Not real quiet due to the machinery at the scrapyard. Trail is flat and in good paved condition. We went out a few miles and turned around.

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Lowlands Trail

Not your typical Rail-Trail

November, 2020 by wwwknapp

I biked this trail on 7/18/2020. I initially attempted to find this trail by entering the Sinnemahoning State Park at its south entrance. That was a mistake since this trail does NOT have a trailhead at is southern end unless you wish to bike the park road to get to the trail. Also, it is VERY easy to miss the trail entrance at its southern end. The best location to access this trail is from its northern end where there is a nice sized trailhead parking area. The Trailhead parking area is accessed by taking the 1st road off to the right AFTER passing the Park Entrance at its North End. The Trail is initially pretty flat with a very, very slight downhill grade from the Northern Trailhead and is on a crushed limestone surface; i.e. your typical Rail-Trail. However, at the 2 mile mark where the trail initially crosses over the Park road, the trail veers off the original railroad Right Of Way (ROW) and ascends significantly as it winds its way thru the forest laden with pine trees on a narrow path and then descends sharply back down to the park road. After crossing the park road, the trail gets back on to the Original Railroad ROW. But unlike the trail surface at its northern end, this section of the trail is covered with a rough grass surface for about 3/4 of a mile before the trail makes a very sharp U turn and ascends a VERY steep hill before terminating at the Park Road. Feel Free to reference the DCNR Map: http://elibrary.dcnr.pa.gov/GetDocument?docId=1737237&DocName=SINN_ParkMap.pdf. According to my bike odometer which is accurately calibrated, I had 4.56 miles from the Northern Trailhead to where the trail terminates on to the Park Road.

West Creek Recreational Trail

Nice ride in along West Creek

October, 2020 by rory.stenerson

Taking advantage of the fall colors, I started out in Emporium on my recumbent trike with street tires. I rode the gentle upgrade for about 12.5 miles, but had to turn around because the cartway surface has been damaged by heavy equipment tracks. I didn't see any bathroom facilities or water fountains, but there's a nice sheltered picnic table just West of where the trail crosses Route 120, about 8 miles. Very nice scenery of farms the meandering West Creek, but this would get more stars if they had at least a porta-toliet, and the better care of the cartway going West.

Genesee Valley Greenway

Riding near Letchworth SP

September, 2020 by jimblackjim7

Tried riding the section identified as Trail #7 in the southern section of the park. Probably OK for mountain biking, but not typical rail-Trail. Better luck at the north end at Mount Morris. You can park right at the west side of the river or a little further south in town is a nice access with parking. We rode several miles south from Mount Morris and found it to be a nice easy ride. Mostly packed gravel with some dirt.

Allegheny River Valley Trail

Love this trail

September, 2020 by funnone

This is 100% asphalt. Very pleasant bike ride. There are very few highways to cross. I love the part next to the river. There are many places to stop, sit, and watch the river. The loop alone is about 6 miles.

Knox Kane Rail Trail

Smooth Ride

August, 2020 by allisonarmstrong525

We took our tow along burley bee on this trail and it was very smooth. My daughter wasn’t bounced all around even though the path is crushed stones.

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

Love this Trail

August, 2020 by martharhulse

It’s part of out rail trails tour of 4 states. This trail is well maintained, easy to ride on our gravel and cross bikes, and just a nice ride. Our only “issue” was lack of a rest room at either end.

Pat McGee Trail

Just finished an out and back (Cattaraugus-Salamanca). Nice trail but it was dry when we rode it. If wet it would be dicey. Shady on hot days (88 when we rode). I would recommend it but no road bikes!

August, 2020 by dick.donovan71

Just finished an out and back (Cattaraugus-Salamanca). Nice trail but it was dry when we rode it. If wet it would be dicey. Shady on hot days (88 when we rode). I would recommend it but no road bikes!

Kinzua Valley Trail

nice find!

August, 2020 by paulcarnovale

I enjoyed riding this scenic trail along the river. The trail was in great shape

West Creek Recreational Trail

Better than expected trail

August, 2020 by normastauffer

Because mountain biking was the only biking listed in the information on this trail, we weren't sure how the ride would be on our hybrid bikes. But to our great surprise, the trail was well-maintained and easy to maneuver with our hybrids. Scenery was beautiful on a stellar, sunny day. Only had time to ride about 6 miles out from St Marys and back, but next time we will plan to ride from Emporium and back. You could definitely feel the uphill incline heading back to St Marys.

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