6 Reasons to Snowmobile in Pennsylvania

Gas up and get ready for an adrenaline rush! Pennsylvania’s forests offer thousands of miles of awesome snowmobile trails to enjoy our wintry landscape.

Be sure to check out the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ State Forest Snowmobile Maps & Trail Conditions and State Parks Winter Report websites for current snowmobiling conditions. Frequent updates allow winter enthusiasts to monitor snow and ice conditions for the best locations.

1. Loyalsock State Forest

Upstate PA

With nearly 130 miles of joint-use state forest roads and 16 miles of trails open to snowmobilers spanning portions of Bradford, Lycoming, and Sullivan Counties, Loyalsock State Forest‘s well-groomed trail system is packed to provide adrenaline seekers a safe and enjoyable riding experience. The trailhead along World’s End Road provides ample parking and direct access to many points of interest including High Knob Overlook and Loyalsock Canyon Vista.

2. Forbes State Forest

Laurel Highlands

Spread across Fayette, and Westmoreland in southwestern PA, Forbes State Forest has more than 155 miles of public snowmobiling trails for you to experience. The forest’s northern part includes the 120-mile Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Trail System, while the southern part includes Mount Davis, Pennsylvania’s tallest mountain and 19 miles of great snowmobile trails. Sleddin’ is not the only popular winter thrill; the wide trail corridors are favored by cross-country skiers and snowshoers as well!

3. Delaware State Forest

Pocono Mountains

The snowmobile trail system at Delaware State Forest in northeastern PA is a 70-mile wintertime oasis, offering frosty adventure way beyond snowmobiling. Visitors on extended trips to the region can enjoy rustic cabins at Bear Wallows, ice skating on Promised Land Lake, and cross-country skiing at Bruce Lake Natural Area and Conservation Island.

Nestled in the Pocono Plateau, Promised Land State Park offers more than 23 miles of groomed, designated trails for registered snowmobilers. The trails, which are on both state park and state forest lands, are open daily following deer season in late December.

4. Bald Eagle State Forest

Pennsylvania Wilds

Take your sleddin’ experience to the next level at Bald Eagle State Forest. The impressive 300-mile stretch of state forest roads and trails are open to both beginner and experienced snowmobilers. Bald Eagle is separated into two primary areas: North Division and South Division. Blaze through the high, sharp ridges of central Pennsylvania and see why snowmobiling is one of the best ways to explore the sandstone-rich terrain.

5. Rothrock State Forest

The Alleghenies

Trek scenic loops throughout Rothrock State Forest, which offers nearly 200 miles of snowmobiling roads and trails. Cruise through the rugged natural beauty of Seven Mountains. The Colerain, Stone Creek, Alan Seeger, Pine Hill, Galbraith Gap, and Kepler Road trailheads are plowed for winter access.

6. Allegheny National Forest

Pennsylvania Wilds

The Allegheny National Forest in northwestern PA is a snowmobile paradise with more than 365 miles of interlooping trails. Before hitting the trails, be sure to check the ANF’s website for the most current information on trail conditions, which is reported and updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the season. Many of the trails are joint use, so you may come across dog sled teams, cross country skiers, and others enjoying across this winter wonderland in Pennsylvania’s greater than great outdoors!.

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