Forest Service Reminds Snowmobile Riders Of Trail Closures This Season On ANF

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The USDA Forest Service would like to remind snowmobile enthusiasts of the important changes in snowmobile trail access for the 2020-2021 winter season on the Allegheny National Forest.

The main Allegheny Snowmobile Loop (ASL) is closed from the intersection of FR 120 and FR 141 to the intersection of FR 262 (Longhouse Scenic Byway) and SR 321 for the season. ASL Connector 19 (Longhouse Scenic Byway), from SR 59 to SR 321 is also closed for the season. A current map showing the closures is be available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5052705.pdf

These closures are the result of road construction on FR 262 this winter. We regret the inconvenience to our snowmobiling enthusiasts, but it will NOT be possible to ride the entire Loop this season.

However, the Willow Creek Snowmobile Club (WCSC) has worked with the Bradford City Water Authority, Collins Pine Company, and Pine Acres Country Club to secure 19 miles of new club trails adjacent to the Forest. These trails will be opening this season and are accessible from Trail 1A. More information is available at the WCSC website: https://willowcreeksnomobi.wixsite.com/wcsc/trails.

Snowmobile operators may encounter vehicles, groomers, snowshoers, dog sled teams and cross-country skiers at any time. Please be aware that maintained snowmobile trails will not be groomed until there is a significant amount of snow on the ground.

Snowmobile Trail Conditions are updated as conditions warrant and are located under Alerts and Notices at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/allegheny/alerts-notices/?aid=38348. Trail conditions can also be accessed by calling one of the ANF’s offices and then following the prompts: Bradford Ranger District: 814.362.4613; Marienville Ranger District: 814.927.6628 or the Supervisor’s Office: 814.723.5150.