Laurel Highlands Trail

HARD 30 reviews

Laurel Highlands Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2096 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

This 70-mile footpath extends from the Youghiogheny River Gorge at Ohiopyle State Park east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to the one thousand foot-deep Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. There are eight overnight areas, each with five shelters, tent pads, bathrooms and potable water. Camping is permitted only at these areas, which are located eight to ten miles apart. The terrain is generally moderate, and a number of road crossings provide ample opportunities for both out-and-back and one-directional day-hiking. Markers at all mile-points takes the guesswork out of gauging distance traveled.

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1 month ago

A good 13.9 mile woodland hike, with the exception of a connector road at just before mile 61. I was a bit confused, stepping on to the road, but turn left/northward and keep an eye out for yellow markers on poles, and some occasional yellow blazes on trees. Guessing that's private property on both sides of the road. At the end of about a mile, the road, bears left just after Seven Springs Natural Gas Supply. The trail will resume, straight ahead behind some gas equipment, when the road bears left to a gate.

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1 month ago

Completely loved this trail. Live at some distance, but would love to see when leaves are down. Magical in places.

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trail running
3 months ago

Well maintained and well marked trails.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Memorial Day, 2017...Mile 70-65 in and out...~10 miles + trail down to shelter. Nice hike, elevation is gradual but consistent. 6 hours at a steady but leisurely pace with a couple stops. Very little foot traffic...only saw three groups of hikers all day. Highly recommended.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Hiked 24 miles did 18.5 in a day well maintained..

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Out trip was a northward venture from the Hidden Valley Ski Area to the Route 30 parking area, over 3 days/2 nights. We were fortunate to have about 18 inches of snow, so we broke out the snowshoes - so much fun! We also got to put some miles on our new Camp crampons. The shelter areas were great, although my wife and I opted to tent camp near the shelters, after hearing about the mice. In fact, our shelter-bound companions ended up with some chewed up gear, and sleeping bag invasions by the small creatures. The 15 mile section that we did was very mild, and we covered ground fast. I was somewhat disappointed in the vistas - the summit and surrounding areas were not pronounced enough to offer any out-of-the-ordinary views.

All in all a good hike for a big group of mixed skill/fitness levels.