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Great Gorge Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 751 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail, my wife and I did this today for the first time. It was suppose to be a rainy day, but we lucked out and the rain held off. The waterfall at Cucumber Falls is incredible, makes the journey well worth it. If social distancing is what you’re worried about during this stupid pandemic, maybe find a new hobby. Or at least stay away from a big, popular destination like Ohiopyle.

hiking
8 days ago

Parts of the trail were closed so it bottlenecks. Social distancing becomes impossible.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice but too many people without social distancing concience

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rocky
30 days ago

This is one of the best trails in Western PA. hold all types of hidden gems. Friendly to all levels of hiking, biking, climbing and kayaking. Cucumber Falls is always beautiful and flowing, Ohiopyle and always beautiful no matter time of the year. For newcomers, do yourself a solid and explore this trail.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This AllTrails map is confusing. Know if you follow this, the trail head is actually for Meadow Run Trail (marked by yellow blazes). Take Meadow run until Cucumber Falls, then ascend the trail to the left of the falls and you come out atop the falls. Take the metal bridge to the right over the falls. This then becomes the Great Gorge trail, designated by dark green blazes. Alternatively, you could just park at cucumber falls and start the hike from there.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy fairly level hike running along and high above the river. to a beautiful waterfall. We started from the parking lot for the LHHT, different from the starting point on the Alltrails map. From Cucumber Falls, we extended the hike down to the Yough. A ittle muddy, but its March!

2 months ago

Rocky paths-Get ready for adventure. Bring your poles!

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rocky
2 months ago

Make sure you sidetrack and walk over the bridge.

recorded Great Gorge Trail

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bridge out
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Doggo approves. 11/10.

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy. Doggo loved it. 11/10 would recommend.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was easier than expected. Ended up connecting to meadow run to keep things interesting. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

Completed two days ago. Started from the Kentuck campground and took the trail to Cucumber falls then to Meadow run trail and through town back to the campground. It was pretty flat until going Bach to the campgrounds. Approximately 4 hrs. Nice walk in the woods but not much of a view of the river until you get to the falls.

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bugs
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail and combined it with elements of the oakwood and ferncliff trails. We also stoped in town to bum around a little. We hiked in mid September in sunny conditions. I would say the overall difficulty was closer to easy than moderate with the moderate portions coming with the part of our hike that was actually the great gorge trail. Trail conditions were quite good with only a few slippery rocks and muddy patches. We started at the Kentuck campground and did a loop. The hike itself was very pretty with the prettiest areas being the ferncliff trail on the west side of the river from town and the great gorge area leading up to cucumber falls. I thought, reading the topographic lines, that adding the oakwood trail might produce an overlook situation but this was not the case. In retrospect, it didn’t add a lot and we should have just hiked the full ferncliff trail. Overall we enjoyed ourselves. We don’t have a dog but many who we passed did and it seemed like a very dog friendly hike. Most if not all of this hike was more than attainable for all skill levels. There were also many great spots for a picnic along the river if that happens to be part of your plans.

hiking
bugs
rocky
8 months ago

Lots of sights to see, got lost a few times but found my way back! Watch your step, rocks can be slippery.

hiking
9 months ago

Good trail moderate traffic. Hiked to Cucumber Falls.

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muddy
rocky
9 months ago

Lots of people. Steep. Roots and rocks make it easy to fall. BUT, beautiful falls and if you make it down to the river it’s fun to watch the rafting tours.

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bugs
muddy
10 months ago

Waterfall 0.5 miles in to trip. Shaded walk with limited wildlife.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty and shaded. You pass a lot of waterfalls and pretty look outs. However, part of the trail is basically a fire road and when you get to the end where the trail meets the Kentuck trail, there is no view and you just turn around. We cut back across the bridge and through town and the bridge had an awesome view of the water.

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muddy
10 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of beautiful views. You can hear the waterfalls the whole time you are hiking! There is a place that says “falls overlook” that gives you the best view of the waterfalls so definitely don’t miss that. I got pretty muddy in some parts but what’s nice on a hot summer day is that it’s shaded 90% of the time.

hiking
10 months ago

An excellent trail for hikers and dog lovers.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

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