Westline Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 9.8-mile 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).

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.


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At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Allegheny National Forest. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forest. Forest Supervisor Closure Orders prohibit the use of mountain bikes and saddle, pack or draft animals.
Closest Towns: Bradford, PA
Water: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613
Email: r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

General Information


From Bradford

  • Travel on US-219
  • In Custer City turn right onto PA-770 W.
  • Travel on PA 770 W.for 10.9 miles.
  • Turn left at PA 59 W.
  • Travel west on PA 59 for 2.3 miles.
  • Destination is on the right.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Multiple use trail for hiking, X-C skiing and snow shoeing.
Warming Shelters No
Base Conditions Not a groomed trail
Difficulty Level: Easy