Hiking

Hit the Trails!

Ohiopyle offers 79 miles of scenic trails throughout the Laurel Highlands. The wide variety of trails ranges from an easy stroll to challenging day hikes.

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Popular Trails

Ferncliff Trail
Level: Moderate
Length: 3.0 miles

This trail hugs the edge of the peninsula near the river's edge and passes Ohiopyle Falls, Washington's Overlook, and Lovers Leap. Hikers pass through an old growth forest of towering hemlocks, white pines, and a variety of giant oaks.

Great Allegheny Passage
Level: Easy
Length: 27 miles in park, 150 miles total

The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the railbed for the Western Maryland Railroad. This trail is suitable for all ages and is ADA accessible. The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging, biking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and strollers.

Great Gorge Trail
Level: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles

With trailheads at Cucumber Picnic Area and on the north side of the high bridge on the Great Allegheny Passage, this trail follows an old tramway that was used to transport coal from Keister Mine to the railroad. The trail passes through the best spring wild flower area in the park.

Meadow Run Trail
Level: Moderate
Length: 1.3 miles

Most of the trail follows Meadow Run, a delightful, rock strewn creek. Sections of this trail can be a little rocky. To see the Cascades, Flat Rock and the climbing area, the nearest trailhead is on Dinnerbell Road just east of the intersection with PA 381.

Cucumber Falls Trail
Level: Moderate
Length: 0.4 mile

This trail leads from Ohiopyle to Cucumber Falls, travelling along the river. This scenic, yet difficult trail travels along Entrance Rapid, giving a great view of the river. The trail then leads through a mature hemlock forest, hiking over some natural rock terrain on the way to Cucumber Falls.

Jonathan Run Trail
Level: Easy
Length: 1.6 miles

From the trailhead on Holland Hill Road, this trail crisscrosses Jonathan run before meeting the Great Allegheny Passage. Small waterfalls are numerous along the trail.

Baughman Trail
Level: Difficult
Length: 3.4 miles

Divided into Lower and Upper sections by Baughman Rock Overlook, the trails can be accessed from across the GAP from the Middle Yough Boater Take-out and at Baughman Rock Overlook. This steep, rocky trail passes Baughman Rock, a spectacular overlook of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. This trail ends at the Sugarloaf sledding area.

Sugarloaf Trails
Level: Difficult
Length: 6.0 miles

Upper Sugarloaf Trail begins at the Sugarloaf Snowmobile and Mountain Biking Area by Sugarloaf Knob. This trail descends 800 feet in elevation and ends at the Middle Yough Take Out in Ohiopyle. Consider combing this with Baughman Trail to make a loop.

Burd Trail
Level: Easy
Length: 1.0 mile

This trail loops through diverse habitats and connects Sproul Trail and Chulens Trail. This is a great trail for birding in the spring.

McCune Trail
Level: Moderate
Length: 3.7 miles

From the trailhead off of Sugarloaf Road, McCune Trail runs along the highest ridge in the park through various habitats and rock formations, and passes an overlook. Hikers can see an old springhouse and pond that are evidence of the old McCune homestead. If you look around the wooded area opposite from the homestead you can also see remnants of an old stone wall.

Canyon Edge Trail
Level: Easy
Length: 1.0 mile

This short and winding loop is wooded and flat. It connects Upper Canyon Edge and McCune trails.

Upper Canyon Edge Trail
Level: Easy
Length: 1.5 miles

This easy trail connects McCune Trail to Canyon Edge Trail.