Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Ohiopyle State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not very well marked at all. Got lost a couple times and eventually turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail with beautiful scenery. Came from high bridge and hit cucumber falls at the end and it was well worth it. had the gorge trail to ourselves, but the falls themselves were a little crowded since it's a popular spot right next to the road.

Great rolling trail following the river. the last bit has a decent elevation change. Make sure to stop at Cucumber Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

This is not a loop trail. A friend and I hiked the Baughman to Sugar Loaf Trail - and that made it about a 10.4 mile loop - with the Kim trail to the Knob thrown in. It was an awesome trail system. Baughman starts off steep and was challenging for awhile if you were carrying a pack. It levels off at the top, and then you have another climb if you choose to continue on the Kim trail to the top of the knob. You come back down the Kim trail and find the Sugar Loaf Trail and it winds its way back down to the starting point. Not hard to follow - everything was well marked. Just be aware you aren't following Baughman the entire way!

hiking
1 month ago

Can’t beat it!

It’s not actually a loop if you follow the posts. You will have to cross the road at the lookout and continue on the orange trail. The app kept us on course.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail! Well marked with gorgeous views

Rain was light and steady but the trail was great. 50 degrees on the 1st week in dec 17.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is well maintained and the flashes are well placed. This trail is a pretty steady incline through the woods. Not really any views until the very top where there is also a parking lot and lots of photographers/tourists.

hiking
6 months ago

loved this trail nice distance and well marked

hiking
6 months ago

This was a very pretty out and back hike. Be sure to stop at the Cucumber Falls in the beginning of the hike or you'll miss a hidden gem!

hiking
7 months ago

I'm not sure why they're calling this the Sugar Run Sneak Trail. It's actually a section of the Kentuck Trail which intersects the Jonathan Run Trail across from the upper falls area of Jonathan Run, and then follows the Jonathan Run Trail downstream to the GAP. If you then walk a short distance (probably no more than a quarter mile) along the GAP toward Connellsville you can easily get to Sugar Run Falls just off the GAP.

Too crowded and confusing.

walking
7 months ago

This is a dumb trail. I would not recommend this trail to anyone. I could have done something similar to this in my local Park in Maryland. It's not challenging and there is no view along the trail. It leads to a viewing area that was crowded with old men trying to capture photos. So all of their tripods were set up and in the way. Then when you try to loop around across the road, it isn't marked at all. We meandered up and down the road looking for the trail crossover and luckily we found it. At no point are the trails marked with a color, so you know the trail markings. The Baughman trail was red going out and then Blue black when we crossed the road and then leaven to loop around Makes no sense to me. Dumb. I do not recommend this trail.

walking
7 months ago

This is a dumb trail. I would not recommend this trail to anyone. I could have done something similar to this in my local Park in Maryland. It's not challenging and there is no view along the trail. It leads to a viewing area that was crowded with old men trying to capture photos. So all of their tripods were set up and in the way. Then when you try to loop around across the road, it isn't marked at all. We meandered up and down the road looking for the trail crossover and luckily we found it. At no point are the trails marked with a color, so you know the trail markings. The Baughman trail was red going out and then Blue black when we crossed the road and then leaven to loop around Makes no sense to me. Dumb. I do not recommend this trail.

walking
7 months ago

This is a dumb trail. I would not recommend this trail to anyone. I could have done something similar to this in my local Park in Maryland. It's not challenging and there is no view along the trail. It leads to a viewing area that was crowded with old men trying to capture photos. So all of their tripods were set up and in the way. Then when you try to loop around across the road, it isn't marked at all. We meandered up and down the road looking for the trail crossover and luckily we found it. At no point are the trails marked with a color, so you know the trail markings. The Baughman trail was red going out and then Blue black when we crossed the road and then leaven to loop around Makes no sense to me. Dumb. I do not recommend this trail.

walking
7 months ago

This is a dumb trail. I would not recommend this trail to anyone. I could have done something similar to this in my local Park in Maryland. It's not challenging and there is no view along the trail. It leads to a viewing area that was crowded with old men trying to capture photos. So all of their tripods were set up and in the way. Then when you try to loop around across the road, it isn't marked at all. We meandered up and down the road looking for the trail crossover and luckily we found it. At no point are the trails marked with a color, so you know the trail markings. The Baughman trail was red going out and then Blue black when we crossed the road and then leaven to loop around Makes no sense to me. Dumb. I do not recommend this trail.

this rails-to-trails it's just a beautiful area of our country here

hiking
8 months ago

This overlook offers great views of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. A one minute walk from car to vista. If you stray off the main path, be careful of the poison ivy! This overlook is about a 5 minute drive from town, and has some trails within the vicinity.

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

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

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
10 months ago

We started at Ohiopyle and went to Cucumber Falls, then Great Gorge, to Kentuck, to Johnathan Run, to GAP. It's about an 8 mile loop and beautiful! The last 2.8 miles is flat and easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall

hiking
10 months ago

nice and enjoyable. arrive early as later in the day can get crowded.
we will visit again.

Awesome experience

11 months ago

Started at Kentuck trail which led to Great Gorge Trail. Loved the streams that followed and the open views. When we came to the opening on flat land after walking down hill, it put us at Allegheny Passage Trail. We crossed the trail over to the gorge loop so we could go down by the river and sit on the rocks. There were also little mini waterfalls along the route. At the end of the loop we were met with Allegheny Passage trail with the bridge off to are left and we crossed the path to to get back on the Gorge Trail(note: the path travels to Pittsburgh one way and the other way which takes you on a bridge over the river takes you towards OhioPyle's town where there are shops, restaurants, rentals, restrooms, etc). Once on Gorge Trail, we hiked parallel to the river and then were met with Cucumber Falls. We took the stairs down past the falls and continued along the trail which eventually led us to an open field with a cabin where we walked up a small incline towards the road and then turned left to go towards OhioPyle's town for a food break.
Tips:If you are prone to getting bit by mosquitoes, were bug spray or what I recommend are either Natrapel bug wipes and Avon skin so soft bug wipes. Especially Avon skin so soft bug wipes. They even make ultra plus. I've used this brand locally and on trips out of the country such as to Africa and never get bit while wearing them. Typically if I don't wear anything, I even get bit just sitting on my porch approximately four or five times. The smell dissipates and it's not very strong to begin with.
Because this trail is close to the river in some parts, there's an increase of bugs compared to some other trails.
Second tip: Yes, wear hiking shoes/boots. I wouldn't have worn anything else for this trail. In some places you might hike through mush, be brushed up against plants, or be stepping over downed trees along the path.
Third tip: Being in shape will help you with this trip. At least being a regular walker with balance. I don't recommend the whole trail for young children.
Overall, I'd hike it again especially for the scenery:)

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pulling into the Parking Lot, you'd note that snowmobiling is highlighted, and probably occurs in addition to some pretty good sledding down a main face with a slope of probably a bit more than 150' given that my trek was about a 200' elevation change, on both sides of the street, where I was parked. There is also a nice "warm up," shed for folks in the winter if cross country, sledding, or snowmobiling is your thing.

At first I had trouble getting my bearings as much of the original roadside trail does not appear to have been kept up. I'm guessing the old road side trail proceeded under the power lines, but that's clearly overgrown.

So, I began with the Canyon's Edge Trail (I think I've been calling it Cliff's Edge) just across the street. Perhaps less than a mile loop, I found it to be a delightful trail, but watch out for old growth. I literally saw a huge (green) branch falling about 100 yards from my location. I believe this area must be gorgeous in the fall, especially as the Canyon's Youghiogheny River, comes into view, directly across from where the gorgeous Laurel Highlands South Trail overlook also views it.

I found the biggest surprise of Sugarloaf trail was trying to find it. I just climbed the hill where I was rather certain (given a rope lining trees on the right) sledding folks must bask in the winter. When you reach the top of the wide, and well-cared for grassy hill levels out, look for the signs at the right for cross-country skiing. From what I could tell, a person could follow this ski trail in several directions. I wasn't into a long walk today so I sort of scouted out the trail.

On returning back down towards Ohiopyle, there is another lovely overlook on the right, which adjoins Baughman Trail. I felt it was well worth the stop -- I love good views, and that was gorgeous.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

a little steep, be careful on way down, but overall a good path!

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