National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Ski Trail Map
The ski trails throughout the park offer
opportunities for various skill levels and a
chance to experience winter in the woods
and meadows of the Allegheny Plateau. We
ask that you follow some simple procedures
to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.
Stop and pay the entrance fee at the Visitor Center.
The fee is $5.00 per person. Children 15 and under are free
All trails start from the visitor center.
Trails are marked on the map for suggested direction of travel.
Please stay on the marked trail.
Watch for trail markers at intersections. Some areas of the park are closed to the public.
This is a natural and historical area, set aside for all to enjoy. Respect the environment
and leave the area the same for others.
Ski Safety and Etiquette: Yield to skiers coming downhill. If you are out of
control, simply sit down, hips first. If you’ve fallen
on a steep hill, place your skis across the slope and
downhill from you, before you try to get up.
Make sure you are well equipped and prepared
for harsh conditions. Extreme loss of body heat
(hypothermia) presents a real threat to life.
Stop and proceed with caution when crossing
roads. Please avoid walking in ski tracks.
If someone is injured and cannot walk or ski out,
have one person remain with the victim, give all
spare clothing to them, and contact a ranger. Gently
place skis, packs, and some clothing underneath the
victim to protect from the cold snow. Cover the
victim with remaining clothing and be calm and
All trails start from the Visitor Center.
Trail distances are marked on the map. Please stay
on the marked trails
Novice Trails (.6 miles):
The novice trails are located around the
vicinity of the fort and are mostly flat terrain.
this area include the French Camp (wooded
area to the left of the fort) where the Fench
and Indians hid while dierecting ther most
effectiv fore on Washington's foreces. It also
includes a short section of the Braddonck
Road, built by General Braddock's troops on
their way to Fort Duquesne in 1755.
Intermediate Trails (2.4 miles):
The intermediate trails traverse a wide
spectrum of mountain environments.
Beginning in deciduous forest, the trail
continues from the traffic circle on top of the
hill. It passes through open meadows (mowed
lanes) and provides picturesque vistas of the
surrounding mountains with Chestnut Ridge
looming to the west. Beyond the first knoll,
you may choose to turn right and go down the
steep hill on the Inner Meadow Trail or
traverse the gentler slopes on the Outer
Meadow Trail. Both trail return to the fort.
Advanced Trail (1.0 miles):
The advanced trail has an elevation change of
approximately 150 feet. It starts to the left of
the traffic circle on top of the hill. Because it is
a gravel road, a minimum of six inches of snow
in needed to enjoy this trail. This road loops
around the picnic area.
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