Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail: Ohiopyle to Bidwell

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Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail: Ohiopyle to Bidwell is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2749 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is on the other side of the Yough River Trail. Trailhead is right next to the Pub. Great scenery, good challenge.

backpacking
17 days ago

Amazing trail, amazing views. Definitely challenging on the hills and not too much flat hiking except up in the ridge. Hiked in to the shelter area for an overnight and back the following morning. I think the first big climb on the return hike is the worst..."switchback mountain".

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
4 months 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
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I've been hiking this trail -- and this portion of the trail -- for 20 years. It's a great work out, with lots of uphills and downhills, and an occasional spectacular view. Definitely not for a new hiker and I recommend good hiking shoes, though I've seen folks out there barefoot. (Amazing.) Bring some water. If you have knee or heart issues, this is probably not the hike for you.

hiking
5 months ago

Greatly enjoyed this trail! I only went to mile 5 and ended up running from 4-10. Couple steep parts but nothing too bad, just don't be silly and wear improper shoes. Enjoy!

6 months ago

I made it to mile marker 5 before heading back. This trail literally took everything I had to finish.

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backpacking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

This is a phenomenal hike! I've done this one several times and I've gone from 0-11.2 mi a few times.

I am actually looking for a trail hike guide for the hike from 0 to 11.2 mi - does anyone know where to find it?

hiking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This is perhaps one of the beautiful trails in this area. The start with a bit of white water, a view of trains, in fact, a first class view (period) makes this hike so worth it. The grade is at times like New Hampshire's difficult terrain, at other times, it's a pleasant walk in the park. Simply a gorgeous trail; the fall colors did not hurt either.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Solid little hike. Nothing grand nor technical, just laborious but in a good way. The footing is rather tiresome during the Fall, for the roots and rocks which are littered in an abundant fashion throughout, were covered by the beautifully fallen-colored leaves. This hike is not a destination hike, so be sure to enjoy the journey, for this is where contentment is to be discovered.
Certainly beautiful and gives you a great idea of what backpacking in this area would entail- Ups, downs, streams, rocks, roots, boulders, and quite a bit of the desired solitude one is searching for.
12.5 miles, 2,900ft

Sunday, October 23, 2016