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#19 of 115 state parks in Pennsylvania

Best trails in Laurel Ridge State Park

421 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Laurel Ridge State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Laurel Ridge State Park ranging from 3 to 20.9 miles and from 1,282 to 2,903 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Laurel Ridge State Park is located on Laurel Mountain between the Youghiogheny River and the Conemaugh Gorge. The park has a vast network of hiking trails, the most well known being the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. During the winter, the park remains open for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. In the spring, wildflowers bloom and paint the mountains with color. In the autumn, visitors come to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves.

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Map of trails in Laurel Ridge State Park
Park information
Acreage:
13625 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
724-455-3744
Top trails (9)
#1 - Wolf Rocks Trail
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
From the trailhead in Laurel Summit State Park, the hike follows the Fish Run Trail westward. The route then turns eastward at the Hobblebush trail. From the end of the Hobblebush trail, the route hShow more
#2 - Laurel Highland Hiking Trail: Maple Summit Rd. to Rt. 653
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
The yellow-blazed Laural Highland Hiking Trail covers 70 miles from Ohiopyle State Park north to Seward. This hike covers the 7.6 mile section between Maple Summit Road and PA Route 653. This section Show more
#3 - Laurel Highland Hiking Trail: Rt. 653 to Grindle Ridge
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Fairly level trek along ridge w/ several overlooks and rock mazes. (5 miles) The yellow-blazed Laurel Highland Hiking Trail covers 70 miles from Ohiopyle State Park north to Seward. This review coverShow more
#4 - Laurel Hill Tunnel
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
State Turnpike Laurel Hill Tunnel. The hike starts at a designated parking area on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. You travel northeast right to the top of the tunnel. The tunnel itself is now privShow more
#5 - Laurel Highland Hiking Trail: Turnpike Shelters to Rt. 30
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 20.9 mi • Est. 10 h 59 m
Rhodendron, ferns and plenty of cross trails. (7 miles) The yellow-blazed Laurel Highland Hiking Trail covers 70 miles from Ohiopyle State Park north to Seward. This review covers the 7 mile section Show more
#6 - Jones Mill Run
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 7 h 6 m
Jones Mill Run is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Somerset, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#7 - Laurel Highlands RT. 31 Firetower Hike
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
The hike promised an interesting ending and view with the destination labeled "lookout tower." Start out on the Laurel Highlands Hiking trail and deviate left when you came across the trail/road for tShow more
#8 - McKenna Foot Trail
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
The McKenna Trail is in the Roaring Run Natural Area of Forbes State Forest near Donegal, PA. The McKenna Trail is a trail from the Fire Tower Road access to Roaring Run Natural Area to other trailsShow more
#9 - Laurel Highlands Trail
Laurel Ridge State Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Laurel Highlands Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more