Welcome to the Allegheny National Forest!

Snowmobiling Winter Camping Cross Country Ski Trails




Established in 1923, Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the ANF is composed of plateau tops with elevations up to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the state. The U.S. Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The motto "Land of Many Uses" captures the National Forest goal of a healthy, vigorous forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities -- not only for us today, but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits, too.


Plan Your Trip

Seasonal Highlights

Winter: Snowmobiles

Ride the Trails!

Trails open the end of December. Are you ready to ride? The Allegheny National Forest has about 365 miles of snowmobile trails in interconnected loops for you! 

Seasonal Highlights: Cross Country Skiing

Find Your Trail

Try one of the many miles of cross-country ski trails across the forest! There are several designated trails or break your own path through the woods. 

Need to Know

Plan Your Trip: Passes and Permits  Plan Your Trip: Maps and Publications  Plan Your Trip: Contact An Office  Plan Your Trip: Christmas Trees





Discover the Forest

 Plan Your Trip: Sled a Trail  Plan Your Trip: Winter Pedal Power  Plan Your Trip: Winter Camping  Plan Your Trip: Ice Fishing








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