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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.

Challenging hike, incredible scenery

hiking
17 days ago

Fun trail to hike. Nothing strenuous, but enough uphill sections to get you to break a sweat on a cool fall day. The Cascades did not disappoint. We went after a day of rain, so Meadow Run was flowing nicely. Flat Rock likewise was quite picturesque. And the hike along the edge of the Run down to the Slides was a treat (even if a bit of the trail was under water at the time forcing us to hop from rock to rock in sections). If you like the classic Laurel Highlands nature (hemlocks, ferns, Rhododendrons), you'll love this trail.

walking
21 days ago

Very scenic, always A TON of people. More of an attraction and a simple walk on a nice path

hiking
29 days ago

This trail was super scenic. Somehow we jumped on to this trail from meadow run (didn’t know what we were doing and how to follow markers as this was our first hike), but it was a beautiful way to start hiking. There was quite a bit of traffic, but that’s to be expected here.

Holy moly - what a hard trail - so fun though! Great hike into the shelter area, camp overnight, and hike back out the next morning. THERE IS NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE AT SHELTERS! There is a nice stream very close by though, lots of water available just make sure you bring tablets or a filter and you’ll be good to go :)

Well marked easy to follow trails. Grabbed a map from the kiosk and did the blue loop. Trail was muddy in spots but with all the rain we've had this summer that was to be expected. The trail was a little overgrown on the singletrack heading up to the ridge but otherwise a pleasant walk with all intersections well marked. The map has the loop at 5.7 miles but the app recorded 6.6 miles. I deviated from the map for lunch at a campsite but that was no more than 100 ft.

on McCune Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with a few ruins from an earlier time. Really nice view about 1.5 miles in from trailhead. Trail climbs steeply at times to the ridge a lot of rock formations but limited views, possibly better when leaves are off. Trail follows the ridge before dropping down to the parking area. Purple blazes are hard to see at times, red blazes are more obvious, but the path is well worn and easy to follow.

Did about 2/3 of the Black Loop. Markers up to #9 were fine. However, the decent leading back to the road was overgrown, and there were no markings on other side of the road. I had to abandon the lower portion and walk back via the roadway. That section needs to be marked more clearly.

hiking
1 month ago

Not really Baughman, it stops short of the Baughman overlook and Baughman rocks. The actual trail continues about another mile, crosses the road (where it meets up with a junction of the Sugarloaf Trail) then heads back down to Ohiopyle.

Well marked trail with lots in a short hike. Waterfall, river, and great rock formations and springs.

EZ, but loose rocks covered in leaves. Watch for ankle rolls. I walked to Jonathan Run...very worth it. Then to the Gr Allegh Passage.

hiking
1 month ago

Started at Kentuck Campground (very close by). Trail was relatively muddy a d slick but well marked. The sections which are distant from the river are unremarkable. The portion along the river and Cucumber Falls make the trek worthwhile. I did the entire trail and cut through town, across the river on the Graet Allegheny Passage trail and got back on the trail to return to my campsite. That worked well but last mile was a lungbuster.

hiking
1 month ago

Got a little lost after reaching the view at the top. Followed the red-orange/lavender blazes. Brought me to Scenic Trail entrance, just a few hundred feet from where I parked at McCune trailhead.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls, easy short trail.

See my review. It’s more like 9+ miles :) blazes are hard to follow in places.

great trail but during heavy rains it can be soggy in some parts. signage is mostly great.

great trail, a little soggy in very few parts due to lots of recent rain, but fairly good signage and markers.

We hiked from the trailhead off Dinner Bell Rd. to the Cascades. Very nice walk, but some pretty steep sections. Hiking shoes are a must, as well as possibly a hiking stick. Check out the climbing rocks before the falls, then take the low trail at the bottom to the falls. It's a bit shorter.

We loved this hike! beautiful woods, rock formations and stream. having 2 little ones backpacked on us made it a little challenging but the loop to Cascades & flat Rock then back to parking lot was about 1.5 miles so definitely doable with the kids. We spent the whole day at the Cascades. there were great shallow pools for our 2 year old to splash in for hours!

2 months ago

This map is actually of Baughman then when you cross the street connects to sugarloaf trail. You needed to watch for an almost uturn about 1/4 after you cross.

fishing
2 months ago

Beautiful river with browns and rainbows

I just did this trail yesterday and it was definitely a challenge! Felt like a bada** mountain hiker. And the overlook at around 2.2 miles in was sooo worth it! Stopped there on the way back for a few mins to rest & recharge before finishing the last leg. Met some cool people along the way and made for a fun day trip at Ohiopyle.

I would rate this trail as moderate due to the steeper rocky section if you are headed to the natural water slides. You should definitely wear supportive shoes for this trail. And if you are hiking just for the slides, there is a parking lot right by them so you dont have to hike in.

It was an easy trail, some spots were rocky but lots of beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

I would say this is an easy to moderate hike. A very scenic trail between woods, waterfalls and rocks. Can get fairly crowded on summer weekends on Meadow Run. I would avoid attempting after rain as parts can be very muddy. Beautiful fall trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Not sure where people are finding the views in the pictures for this trail, because we certainly didn’t see them. It’s not a bad hike, pretty easy going. There’s some cool boulders you can scramble up off the sides of the path in some areas. I definitely wouldn’t go out of my way to do this trail though.

hiking
3 months ago

If you hate snakes, be prepared. Not small snakes either. This hike is beautiful and super fun to explore and walk close to the water but there are a lot of water snakes on the rocks and trails. The vegetation reminds you of being somewhere tropical. Easy, relaxing hike. Great hike for all that enjoy hiking and exploring. You should wear hiking shoes, I saw multiple people wear sandals and there are many places to trip and fall. The trail isn’t flat by any means, and you need to watch where you step.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Ohiopyle was packed but this hike wasn’t. Unlike the lots for cucumber falls and the slides, the parking lot is large and not many people on this trail this Saturday. I wouldn’t consider easy though with all the steep hills and how muddy the trail can get. I highly recommend hiking boots, even though it hadn’t rained the trail was extremely muddy and slippery. Exploring the rocks where the cascades are, are also extremely slippery. Pack plenty of water, even though shady hiking in August it was hot. Great place to stop, relax and have a picnic! This hike wasnt highly trafficked at all to the cascades but it is difficult to locate and not marked very well to the cascades, luckily we won’t the guessing game.

beautiful hike..takes you along the river and you walk out on the rocks...takes you to Cucumber Falls....did get lost at times...took you by the Allegheny passage.

3 months ago

Beautiful...lots of fern, very little rock, nice hill climb to get the heart pumping

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