Hiking

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.

The hiking here is filled with incredible views, wilderness, and diverse wildlife.

Find out more about Ohiopyle State Park and all it has to offer and remember… always bring a map and water and wear sturdy shoes when hiking.


 

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.