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Located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities, Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors annually. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-gay-nee] River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The Yough [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. Ohiopyle is the southern gateway into the Laurel Highlands and it represents the beautiful natural resources and unique sense of community that visitors can find throughout the region. Ohiopyle State Park is part of the protection and advocacy for this region by participating in the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative (CLI). This group is a partnership with landowners, community members, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders to protect the natural resources and bring community revitalization.

This is a great trail with multiple loops ranging from easy 0.8 mile hikes to difficult 11.9 mile hikes. There are 5 camp sites along the trails that are first come first serve. The All Trails app shows this as an 8.5 mile loop; however, we did not see that loop once we arrived, and had to grab a paper map from the Bear Run Reserve. Definitely recommend this location for a hike!

hiking
4 days ago

I've been hiking this portion of the LHHT for years. If you start on the trailhead behind Falls City Pub and go about 2 1/2 miles, you'll come to an absolutely beautiful lookout. This trail is definitely not for a new hiker and sturdy shoes are a must.

hiking
10 days ago

if you follow the trail to the trailhead of Jonathan's run, you will come to a waterfall.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike out to cucumber falls will do this one again.

hiking
11 days ago

Great views of the falls

hiking
12 days ago

After some searching, I located the trailhead at the Cucumber picnic area. Near the beginning, a bridge is washed out so you do have to cross the stream. I enjoy doing that though! A little further, you'll cross a road and eventually end up at Cucumber Falls. From there, I'm not sure which way you're supposed to go. I walked down to the fall and then back up. There were two trails that lead up a hill, but neither were marked so I turned back as I had already been hiking for a few hours. The park service really needs to step up their game when it comes to marking their trails.

hiking
12 days ago

Really wish the trails were marked a little more clearly at Ohiopyle. The entrance to the trail is clearly marked, but then you just kind of guess which way to go. I definitely took a wrong turn at some point, but it's still a beautiful area. I'd say this is more of an easy trail than "moderate" as it's labeled. The views of the water were excellent!

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Go counterclockwise for the best progression of scenery.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago