Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail

Pennsylvania

Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Elk
Length: 7.7 miles
Trail end points: Allegheny National Forest and
Trail surfaces: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6031314
Trail activities: Fishing, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail Description

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 trail is marked with blue diamonds.

This trail also connects to Mill Creek Trail, that leads to Twin Lakes Trail. Twin Lakes Trail then leads to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area for camping, swimming and picnicking. These trails are marked with gray diamonds. Trail maps are available on the Trail Website in the Resource Center.

Parking and Trail Access

Trailhead and parking available on SR 948, north of Ridgway. A restroom is available at the trailhead. The trailhead is plowed in the winter.

Allegheny National Forest - Brush Hollow XC Ski Trail Reviews

I live close to this trail so I frequent often. There are multiple loops to accomidate different levels of skiing and hiking. It is very scenic since it runs along Mill Creek. There is also a connecting trail along a rail road grade to Twin Lake State Park. It is a little rough for skiing since the RR ties are still in the ground. Better to ski on the loops for easy access along the creek or tougher trails up and down the hills. Hunting in this area to wear orange in season. I think there is last harvest fishing in Mill Creek but you need to check this out on your own.

There is at least one geocache along the trail... HAVE FUN!

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