LAUREL HIGHLANDS HIKING

HIKING TRAILS


The 79 miles of trails at Ohiopyle showcase the spectacular scenery of the Laurel Highlands. There is a wide variety of hiking trails from short day hikes to challenging backpacking.  Traversed by the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail the area offers parts of the 70-mile backpacking and hiking trails with recently renovated overnight shelters every 8-10 miles.


OHIOPYLE TRAILS


  • Baughman Trail – 3.4 miles, red blazes, most difficult hiking
  • Beech Trail – 2.7 miles total, white blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Great Gorge Trail – 2.6 miles, green blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Jonathan Run Trail – 1.7 miles, blue blazes, easiest hiking
  • Kentuck Trail – 2.5 miles, pink blazes, more difficult hiking
  • McCune Trail – 3.5 miles, purple blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Meadow Run Trail – 3 miles, yellow blazes, easiest hiking
  • Old Mitchell Trail Loop – 2.9 miles, red blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Pressley Ridge Trail – 5.5 miles, orange blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Sproul Trails – 3.7 miles, purple blazes, easiest hiking
  • Sugarloaf Trail System – 0.4 miles, orange blazes, most difficult hikingSugar Run Trail – 1.6 miles, orange blazes, more difficult hiking
  • Campground Connector – 0.5 mile, unblazed, more difficult hiking
  • Ferncliff Peninsula Trails – All trails have black blazes.
  • Ferncliff Trail – 1.7 miles, easiest hiking
  • Buffalo Nut Trail – 0.1 mile, easiest hiking
  • Fernwood Trail – 0.5 mile, easiest hiking
  • Oakwoods Trail – 0.5 mile, easiest hiking
  • Youghiogheny River Trail – 27 miles, easiest hiking
  • The Youghiogheny River Trail is a segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.
  • Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail – Ohiopyle serves as the southern terminus for the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

Reservations for backpack camping are required. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance by calling 888-PA-PARKS or online. Same day reservation can be made by contacting the Laurel Hill State Park office at 724-455-3744.

Make a reservation for Ohiopyle State Park.


RAFTING ADVENTURES


Taste of the Yough

Starting at $82. A smaller portion without sacrificing adventure. Booking in advance encouraged.

Experience the best rapids of the Lower Yough with our experienced guides. Includes rafts (up to 6 persons-smaller groups will be matched to fill a raft), paddles, life jackets, helmets,

Taste of the Yough

Experience the best rapids of the Lower Yough with our experienced guides. Includes rafts (up to 6 persons-smaller groups will be matched to fill a raft), paddles, life jackets, helmets,

Middle Yough Guided/Escorted Rafting

Price does not include park fee

Guided/Escorted tour on Middle Yough. Great for the younger adventurers!

Middle Yough Guided/Escorted Rafting

Guided/Escorted tour on Middle Yough. Great for the younger adventurers!

Upper Yough Guided Rafting

Guided tour on Upper Yough. Get ready to get extreme! Class V adventure!

Guided tour on Upper Yough. Get ready to get extreme! Class V adventure!

Upper Yough Guided Rafting

Guided tour on Upper Yough. Get ready to get extreme! Class V adventure!

Lower Yough Raft Rentals

Go it alone! Equipment rental on Lower Yough. 4-6 person rafts, single or double Inflatable Kayaks, or PPB packages. 4…

Go it alone! Equipment rental on Lower Yough. 4-6 person rafts, single or double Inflatable Kayaks, or PPB packages. 4 hours, no lunch provided.

Lower Yough Raft Rentals

Go it alone! Equipment rental on Lower Yough. 4-6 person rafts, single or double Inflatable Kayaks, or PPB packages. 4 hours, no lunch provided.

Yoga on the River Tour

Join our river guides and professional yoga instructor for a relaxing trip down the Lower Yough.

Join our river guides and professional yoga instructor for a relaxing trip down the Lower Yough.

Yoga on the River Tour

Join our river guides and professional yoga instructor for a relaxing trip down the Lower Yough.