Westline Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead offers access to the 9.8 mile Westline Cross-Country Ski Area. The trailhead is located 11 miles south of Bradford, PA via U.S. 219 and State Route 59, via Forest Road 455. Facilities at the trailhead include hardened parking and informational signing. The trail system consists of several loops of varying skill levels: Short Circuit Loop (1.5 miles - easy); Inside-Out-Loop (1.5 miles - more difficult); Ledges Loop (1.6 miles - more difficult); Boo-Boo's Delight Loop (1.1 miles - more difficult) and Thundershower Trail (4.1 miles - most difficult). View/Print Site Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is not groomed.
Operational Hours: Open all year.
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Forest Supervisor Closure Orders prohibit the use of mountain bikes and saddle, pack or draft animals. Be aware that this area is used heavily in the late fall and spring by hunters. It is a good idea to wear bright fluorescent colored clothing if hiking during these time periods.
Closest Towns: Bradford, PA
Water: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-363-6000
Email: r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

General Information

Directions: Westline Trailhead is located 11 miles south of Bradford, PA via U.S. 219 and State Route 59, approximately 1/8 mile off of Forest Road 455.

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Day Hiking

The two-way trail system traverses a combination of logging trails, pipelines and forest routes which offer challenges to a wide range of skill levels -- from the novice to the most experienced skier. The Short Circuit Loop, with its gentle rolling terrain, is especially designed for the beginning skier and also provides a terrific warm-up run for anyone. Inside-Out and Boo-Boo's Delight Loops will suit more experienced schussers, who will enjoy the up and down-hill grades and scenic views of the headwaters of Thundershower Run. Ledges Loop offers large rock outcroppings along the ridge, making this an enticing trail to explore. The Thundershower Trail offers the most experienced skiers a beautiful view of Thundershower Run as it flows into Westline -- a small village which once supported a sawmill, a chemical wood factory and two railroads. Wildlife is abundant in this ski area; remember to watch for turkey, deer, squirrels and birds, especially along Thundershower Run and its headwaters.
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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