EMPORIUM – Snowmobile season began Sunday.
The Elk State Forest has approximately 100 miles of groomed trails for snowmobilers. The Susquehannock State Forest has approximately 260 miles of groomed trails for snowmobilers. The Sproul State Forest has approximately 388 miles of groomed trails. The Moshannon State Forest has approximately 222 miles of groomed trails.
There are approximately 2,906 miles of trails for snowmobilers on state forest lands. Additionally, there are snowmobile trails on state parks lands. All of these trails are a combination of roads open for joint use (snowmobiles and licensed motorized vehicles), gated roads just for snowmobilers and trails just for snowmobilers.
Like all activities, care must be taken when using the roads and trails. Road and trail conditions vary throughout the system depending on weather conditions like ice, wind, snowfall totals and trail usage. You should take extra caution on joint use roads, especially where visibility is limited. Also, you should remember that on snowmobile only trails, there is still the potential to encounter the groomer, a very slow moving machine, which is maintaining the trail system.
To find out the latest snowmobile trail conditions, trail updates or changes, joint use road plowing, you may call 1-877-766-6253 or go online.