Ferncliff Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.0 miElevation gain183 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCampingFishingHikingWalkingBird watchingRunningRiverWaterfallwild-flowersWildlifeRocky
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Kathy Holmes
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Tommy Bowser
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Kate Loy
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One of my favorite trails in Ohiopyle for the unbeatable views of the falls! Scramble over the rocks carefully during the winter (can be icy) and enjoy!!!

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Scott Majesky
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Kristin Funya
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Laci Altman
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very nice trail. go right at the trailhead so you end your hike with the good vistas of the waterfall. some big trees fallen along the trail, but it isn't difficult to go around them. rocks can be slippery from algae so beware. very good family hike or short hike if you don't have a lot of time to devote that given day. :)

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Pat McFarland
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This is the perfect family hike. So much to see! Awesome waterfalls and easy trail loop. There is a section that you have to climb over so rocks along the river/waterfall section so caution with children. Highly recommended!!!

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Kristin Funya
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Ryan HikerDudeDad
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Galadriel Strauser
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Horn Coyle
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2020.10.25. R. AMC. Picturesque spot with the falls by too many people. The water level was low but how cool must it be when there is a lot of water rushing. After the trail leaves the water it’s just a hike in the woods.

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John Germano
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Nice and easy — if you’re looking for more of a challenge, hike it while it’s raining (but be careful!)

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Renee Costello
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We heeded the dangerous trail signage asking hikers to detour.

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kt2xs9p 8rdw7n
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Best part is along the east side of loop that goes right down the rocky part of the stream with nice views of the falls and other smaller falls. Can hop your way out rather far into the river in some spots. There was a thin chain across the trail with sign of closure right around Buffalo Nut Trail intersection. Going down from north side of Ferncliff Trail, there is only a warning sign and was able to follow the trail all the way down. No troubles though and definitely worth it.

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Matthew Kresse
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Nice, easy, but very pretty trail with lots of points to wander off trail for some extra challenge or river sight seeing. Old growth trees were nice to see near the point of the peninsula. Highly recommend

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Ralph and my Bride
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It was an enjoyable hike. The hike along the river gave you good view so the river and the falls. As others have mentioned there is a closed section but we didn't see it until we came to the other end of the closed section. I can't say I saw any area along the trail that was unsafe. One of the nice things about this hike is that the forested area was not over grown so you could see all around you. you could see other plants in the distance and the fall colors.

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Jesse Blank
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Kristin Rodriguez
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Deirdre McPhillips
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Absolutely loved this trail. Great views of the falls. There was a section blocked off but I think we accidentally went through it meaning to turn around once we got to the closure. This is a fairly easy trail.

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Glen Wood
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Matt Urban
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Karla Williams
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one of my favorite hikes.

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Andrea Nestor
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Mike Corman
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A bit crowded a couple nice views of the falls! Rather enjoyable..

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Jess McCort
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We love this trail! It’s great in the summer and in the winter. I took my 9-year-old daughter today and she had a great time.

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Steve Madalinski
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Not as many views of the river as I would have hoped for. Wanted to get to the rapids to watch boats travel past but majority of the trail following the river is high on a ridge with tree growth obscuring the view. Really, really enjoyed the hike and the roar of the river in the background. Felt longer than the 2.0 mile estimate on the app.

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Carly Medosch
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Great trail. Parked at the Visitor Center on Tuesday at 8 am. Saw three other people. Took a few opportunities to walk down to the river.

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Phil Brown
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Michael Sanders
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