LAUREL HIGHLANDS 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.
- 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.