St Marys, PA 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

Clarion-Little Toby Trail

18.4 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Kinzua Valley Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Knox & Kane Rail Trail

47.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lowlands Trail

4.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Mahoning Shadow Trail

15 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Marilla Bridges Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Rail 66 Country Trail

20.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

50.8 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

West Creek Recreational Trail

19.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Houtzdale Line Trail

11.08 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Beaver Dam Trail

2.3 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Blaisdell-Emery Trail

3.8 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Clarion Highlands

12.6 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Sentiero DiShay Trail

13.4 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Allegheny National Forest - Deerlick XC Ski Trail

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

Shawmut Trail

0.6 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 moderately difficult trail features great views of Minister Creek and passes by several outstanding rock outcroppings, the latter about 1 mile from the trailhead parking lot. This heavily used...
PA 6.6 mi Dirt, Grass
Located on the western side of the Allegheny National Forest, this trail extends north to south, parallel to the Allegheny River from the town of Tidioute to Grove Run. The trail retains much of the...
PA 4.5 mi Ballast, 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 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 18.4 mi Crushed Stone
The David S. Ammerman Trail rolls through Pennsylvania coal country for nearly 11 miles between Clearfield and Grampian, skirting the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and two of its tributaries....
PA 10.6 mi Crushed Stone
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
Winding through the fields and forests of northern Pennsylvania, the Knox & Kane Rail Trail follows a former railroad corridor. Spanning four counties (Clarion, Elk, Forest & McKean), the Knox & Kane...
PA 47.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 4.5 mi Crushed Stone
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, Mahoning Shadow Trail users expect six more weeks of winter before spring arrives. The 15-mile Central Pennsylvania trail passes through the...
PA 15 mi Asphalt, 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
Paralleling PA-66, the Rail 66 Country Trail runs between Marianne in Clarion County and the county line with Forest County. This paved, multiuse rail-trail lies on the historic Knox-Kane railroad bed...
PA 20.1 mi Asphalt
Overview The Redbank Valley Rail Trail carries trail users along the forested banks of Redbank Creek for nearly 51 miles to the Allegheny River and along a 9-mile perpendicular spur to...
PA 50.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
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
The old railroad line known as the Moshannon, or the Mills Branch, crossed the Moshannon Valley during the mid- to late 1800s. The line was the foundation of the region's late 19th- and early...
PA 11.08 mi 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
Located in one of Pennsylvanias most popular State Parks, the Beaver Dam Trail follows old railroad grades at Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County. The trail runs past streams, beaver dams,...
PA 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
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
Overview The Clarion Highlands Trail is one of the highest rail-trails in the Commonwealth. It traverses the Allegheny Plateau, passing over the divide between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers. Its...
PA 12.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
Primarily a cross-country ski route, the 13.4-mile Sentiero DiShay Trail can also be enjoyed for hiking and mountain biking. The trail winds through a mixed forest of conifer and deciduous trees. The...
PA 13.4 mi Dirt
The route is primitive and unimproved. The trail crosses several streams that are not bridged. The trail follows the scenic Tionesta Creek with lots of great scenery and fishing.
PA 12 mi Dirt, Grass
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
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
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

Recent Trail Reviews

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

First trail completed

July, 2024 by gelmpl123

Loved this trail. The metal statues are such a nice addition and good reason to take a brief rest. Plenty of places for a picnic. Trails are well maintained. Great views throughout the trail. Historical information provided is interesting. Will definitely do this trail again.

Rail 66 Country Trail

excellent!

June, 2024 by blarnold

Great trail! Ate lunch at The Sawmill in Leeper and then enjoyed a pint at Lost In the Wilds. Very fun!

Rail 66 Country Trail

This trail is paved and just beautiful. Through woods and fields. Highly recommend & we will be back!

May, 2024 by rgotshall

This trail is paved and just beautiful. Through woods and fields. Highly recommend & we will be back!

Accordion

Five Bridges Trail

Fun and Scenic Trail

May, 2024 by lzpttn

I rode my bike from Allens Mills to Arch St Extension and back. There has been much improvement to the trail since last autumn! The trail has been rolled and the rough clinky rocks were not a problem. Much smoother. It was a wonderful ride. The beavers have been busy this spring performing maintenance on their dams. There are 2 large beaver ponds on the trail. I love this trail and will return again and again!

Five Bridges Trail

Much better but still improving

May, 2024 by pboboige_tl

If you biking on the trail and were disappointed with the surface please try it again. We graded last year and it was rolled this spring.
There are a lot of wetlands, making it somewhat unique, but also buggy. Wear a repellant to make your ride/walk more enjoyable.
We are in the process of placing mile markers and installed two flower beds and some geocaches.
We put name markers on the bridges to match the map and help you to locate. We have a kiosk with brochures at the Allens Mills trailhead.
Please sign the log with your comments if you want. Please add your zip code.
We try to keep fallen trees off the trail but the beavers are very busy.
Happy trails!

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

Great Trail

April, 2024 by bespo09

First ride on this trail—totally enjoyable! Rode from Brookville S White St trailhead to Hanover…approx 38 miles rt. Highly recommend. Well maintained, nice surface, scenic, clean restrooms, and all that stuff.

Rail 66 Country Trail

Out and back to Marianne and Marienville from Leeper

November, 2023 by pqrgkhzcbf

Almost 52 miles total on an out back of all the paved trail. Great ride through some cute little towns, some corn fields and quite a lot of woods.

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

No Ballast on This Trail

October, 2023 by grantworld

I did a round trip ride on the Redbank this summer. (As an FYI I ride on 700x35 Marathon Plus tires.) I might suggest this trail is among the best maintained trails I have been on. Even the morning I rode in a light rain there were no puddles or mud. I don’t know why TrailLink says there is ballast. That is very unfair to the folks who have done such a great job on this trail. It’s very scenic as you would expect for this part of the country. And who doesn’t love (2) tunnels! There are also informative markers that are, well, informative and add a bit of local color to the ride. Depending on how much and where on the trail you ride you may need to plan your food stops. For example, on the western end of the trail I continued north on the Armstrong Trail to East Brady for lunch. Bring a bit of extra cash since not every restaurant takes credit cards. I plan to be back and will be bringing a few friends along this time.

Rail 66 Country Trail

September Ride

September, 2023 by vicki1960

40 mile ride, September 2023. Always a great ride on this trail. Parked at mile marker 7 in Lucinda and biked down to mile .50 in Shippenville. Then up to the other end of the trail at mile 20.5 at the Clarion/Forest County line. Most of the trail is well shaded but there are also a few beautiful sections of farmlands.

Knox & Kane Rail Trail

Beautiful trail

September, 2023 by karendarling88

We rode from the Kinzua Bridge State Park to Lantz Corners. It was a very hot day but the trail is mostly shaded. It is smooth and in great condition. We very much enjoyed it. We will be back.

Rail 66 Country Trail

Longer than planned ride

September, 2023 by adouthett

Very nice trail. Its' appears to be fairly new since it lack potholes or raised section due to tree roots.

A couple things to note:
1) You will need sun screen. The trail goes thru farmland and forested area, so you can't depend on trees to protect you from the sun
2) Will you have to cross road that have traffic on it. Please be aware of this if you are riding with children
3) The end of the trail connects with a different trail so if you don't pay attention you will continue to ride without realizing it. I had planned on only do 20 miles, I did 27 before I turned around. Sorry to say I don't know what the other trail was since it's not yet listed on this site

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

August Road Trip

August, 2023 by larry.adams6094

Rode a section of this incredible trail. Started at the Lawsonham Road parking lot and went roundtrip to New Bethlehem (28 miles total) as part of an August road trip to Clarion, PA. This section includes multiple large steel sculptures, two tunnels (bring a bright light), a couple of shelters (one with a restroom - Ray's Place), and lots of beautiful scenery. Flat, well maintained crushed stone surface. Excellent trail! Highly recommend and best of all, it's plenty wide and not crowded in the least. No cell phone service on most of the trail, so relax and enjoy the natural beauty plus creative sculptures.

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