Laurel Hill Tunnel is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Somerset, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.3 miElevation gain1,079 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsForestViewsHistoric site
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State Turnpike Laurel Hill Tunnel. The hike starts at a designated parking area on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. You travel northeast right to the top of the tunnel. The tunnel itself is now private property but you can still see a good bit of it from up above.

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You're on top of the tunnel when you exit the woods and are on the rocky, clear cut, power right-of-way. The eastern end of the tunnel is just off to the right at the bottom of the hill.

No private property involved. You can park at a designated trail parking location by traveling on Schafer Run Rd from the east.

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Michael Brewster
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Diana Shoff
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if you want to see the tunnel itself make a right at old water tower and go down over hill.

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Craig Ferry
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The LHHT part of the trail was well marked and maintained. The part where you have to leave the LHHT was not marked at all. I ended up just staying on LHHT after searching for it. I’ll come back in the fall to see if I can find it.

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Jessica Brandon
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Beautiful trail; shady and surprisingly bug free today. Only saw a few other hikers. Rocky terrain in parts but very well maintained and enjoyable. Some steep uphills on the way out but made for an easier way back. If you can make it 3 miles out, you will get to walk over the incredible footbridge that crosses the PA turnpike, which we thought was really cool. Made for a perfect afternoon hike.

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Mark Lengel
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good trail for a day hike

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Wm Mohler
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Pretty secluded. Short spur to check out the ‘secret’ racing tunnel.

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Nicole Woodard Carr
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Sabine Kaelin
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Carrie Ritenour
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Richard Zula
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Sheilah Marie
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Jamie Dickey
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Eric Martin
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AllTrails User
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Clifton Bossong
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Daniel McGuiness
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Giovanni Corona
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Andrew Wylie
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Joe Peters
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Bryan Whipkey
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Drew Ballard
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