hiking

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, which features trail shelters for overnight camping.

hiking
1 month ago

Only did the Wolf Rocks Trail (not the connectors to Beam Rocks).
It's a great loop just over 4 miles and the overlook at the end is rewarding (and great spot to stop for lunch!). Took a little under 2 hours for the entire trail at a moderate pace. Very flat, and especially on the loop side there's quite a bit of rocks, but they make for an interesting terrain. I'd like to see it in the summer when everything is growing - looks like it would be beautiful! Hiked both on a frigid below zero day, and an unseasonably warm January day - both enjoyable.
If you're parked at the trailhead, be sure to take a quick walk to the bog as well while you're there (past the picnic area).

hiking
4 months ago

Rough terrain but I had a rich and rewarding experience being the longest trail I've conquered to date.

Decent trail. Plenty of beautiful creeks. No view of a large lake as someone's photo shows.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very pretty view about 2.3 miles out. The trail is relatively flat as well which makes it an easy hike. There are sharp rocks and roots throughout the path, so wear something sturdy!

I don't know who or how the directions were made on how to get there from the "directions" option through the app I don't know but it is nowhere close to the trail

11 months ago

Many of the surrounding roads aren't well paved or are completely unpaved. We were short on time, so we parked at the gate on Rector Edie Road, which is the end of vehicle access on that road. From there, we walked on the "old" Rector Edie Road for about a mile before entering the smaller trail. (This route is much faster than entering Wolf Rocks Trail less than 1/4 mile up that same road.) The scenic point of the trail was a little less than a half mile from that entrance.

Pleasant view, even though all the trees were bare when we went. Our entire hike took about 1 hr and 45 mins to about 2 hrs.

Beautiful hike

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

A really cool trail! Liked it a lot.

hiking
1 year ago

easy and flat -- Beam Rocks fun to explore above and below the outcropping

hiking
1 year ago

nice easy loop 1/2 way is rock outcropping with pretty view

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Beautiful and very exciting hike.

geocaching
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

walking
2 years ago

Very nice trail, some mud in spots when rainy, A good place to get away from noise and traffic.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a nice, easy trail that can be shortened with a topo and a little creativity. The trails cover rolling terrain on the ridge top, through mixed second growth forest and dense stands of rhododendron that are fantastic in the late spring. The vistas at the overlooks are spectacular, and sometimes accordingly popular and crowded--this is not a place to be alone; you will almost certainly see other parties on weekends. Autumn foliage is predictably beautiful. The hardest part of the hike is uneven portions--rocks and roots--on the Wolf Rocks sides, especially in autumn when those rocks and roots are covered in wet, fallen leaves. Finally, kids come out here and party at night, especially at beam rocks--do like we do, take a grocery bag with you and pick up the one of two pieces of trash you'll find. We do this on most hikes, anyway.