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Took it counterclockwise and the views were amazing. Well marked, great easy hike

hiking
26 days ago

Fantastic trail. Took the advice of some other reviews to hike counterclockwise for the views- incredible!

Not very well marked at all. Got lost a couple times and eventually turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect warm up trail. Bit muddy when I hiked but the group I was with started at ferncliff, and it was a great trail to stretch the legs on and enjoy the forest scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail with beautiful scenery. Came from high bridge and hit cucumber falls at the end and it was well worth it. had the gorge trail to ourselves, but the falls themselves were a little crowded since it's a popular spot right next to the road.

Great rolling trail following the river. the last bit has a decent elevation change. Make sure to stop at Cucumber Falls.

Great challenge. As a beginner it was very tough. But we made it to the 6.4 mile spent the night then back out for some burgers and icecream at a great little place by the viewing spot. Took everything we had to get back. Not a good beginner trail but great views none the less!

hiking
2 months ago

Can’t beat it!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, easy trail. Very little traffic until I got near the falls. This was my 1st hike at Ohiopyle, looking forward to alot more.

Rain was light and steady but the trail was great. 50 degrees on the 1st week in dec 17.

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".

Nice view! Super easy to get to.

hiking
7 months ago

loved this trail nice distance and well marked

hiking
7 months ago

This was a very pretty out and back hike. Be sure to stop at the Cucumber Falls in the beginning of the hike or you'll miss a hidden gem!

Too crowded and confusing.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy, fun hike. The sites are beautiful and you can hear the river even if you can't see it. It gives a great view of the river when you can see it.

hiking
8 months ago

The trailhead for this is right off of Main Street. After enjoying the temptations of greasy pizza we decided to walk off the indulgence. The trail takes you along the other side of the Youghiogheny River. This is a great trail because you get the views of the Ohiopyle Falls without all of the mouth breathers ruining the view. This is classified as an easy trail, and doesn’t take too much energy to complete. However, if you have trouble walking on uneven slippery terrain, then think twice before going on this trail. The trail is lined with bushes of rodadendrain and ferns with rocky terrain. The highlight of this trail was towards the end, there’s a large rock were you can relax to the sound of water rushing by you. Follow us at sleepydog.dog to learn more about Ohiopyle!

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is an easy hike, although there were several rather muddy areas and some slippery rocks. While you could hear the Youghiogheny River for most of the hike, and could see a great deal of it at the beginning (or end) of the loop - depending on which way you started - for most of the hike the views of the river are mostly blocked by trees. There are interpretive plaques along the way which have some information on the local wildlife and habitat management. It smelled wonderfully fresh as I walked and for as busy as the falls were on a Sunday afternoon in August, I only came across about 10 other hikers. The hike is almost all shaded, so for a hot day, that was a plus. The trail is in Ohiopyle State Park and there are LOTS of things to do in the area. This is a lovely, child- and dog-friendly hike, if you don't mind the woods and a little mud :).

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.

Nice hike out to cucumber falls will do this one again.

Great views of the falls

After some searching, I located the trailhead at the Cucumber picnic area. Near the beginning, a bridge is washed out so you do have to cross the stream. I enjoy doing that though! A little further, you'll cross a road and eventually end up at Cucumber Falls. From there, I'm not sure which way you're supposed to go. I walked down to the fall and then back up. There were two trails that lead up a hill, but neither were marked so I turned back as I had already been hiking for a few hours. The park service really needs to step up their game when it comes to marking their trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Go counterclockwise for the best progression of scenery.

hiking
10 months ago

We started at Ohiopyle and went to Cucumber Falls, then Great Gorge, to Kentuck, to Johnathan Run, to GAP. It's about an 8 mile loop and beautiful! The last 2.8 miles is flat and easy.

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
10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall

hiking
10 months ago

nice and enjoyable. arrive early as later in the day can get crowded.
we will visit again.

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!

Awesome experience

11 months ago

Started at Kentuck trail which led to Great Gorge Trail. Loved the streams that followed and the open views. When we came to the opening on flat land after walking down hill, it put us at Allegheny Passage Trail. We crossed the trail over to the gorge loop so we could go down by the river and sit on the rocks. There were also little mini waterfalls along the route. At the end of the loop we were met with Allegheny Passage trail with the bridge off to are left and we crossed the path to to get back on the Gorge Trail(note: the path travels to Pittsburgh one way and the other way which takes you on a bridge over the river takes you towards OhioPyle's town where there are shops, restaurants, rentals, restrooms, etc). Once on Gorge Trail, we hiked parallel to the river and then were met with Cucumber Falls. We took the stairs down past the falls and continued along the trail which eventually led us to an open field with a cabin where we walked up a small incline towards the road and then turned left to go towards OhioPyle's town for a food break.
Tips:If you are prone to getting bit by mosquitoes, were bug spray or what I recommend are either Natrapel bug wipes and Avon skin so soft bug wipes. Especially Avon skin so soft bug wipes. They even make ultra plus. I've used this brand locally and on trips out of the country such as to Africa and never get bit while wearing them. Typically if I don't wear anything, I even get bit just sitting on my porch approximately four or five times. The smell dissipates and it's not very strong to begin with.
Because this trail is close to the river in some parts, there's an increase of bugs compared to some other trails.
Second tip: Yes, wear hiking shoes/boots. I wouldn't have worn anything else for this trail. In some places you might hike through mush, be brushed up against plants, or be stepping over downed trees along the path.
Third tip: Being in shape will help you with this trip. At least being a regular walker with balance. I don't recommend the whole trail for young children.
Overall, I'd hike it again especially for the scenery:)

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