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


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Lower Yough Whitewater Classic Raft Tour

Guided or Escorted Tour on The Lower Yough River. Our most popular option - comes with snack lunch!

Guided or Escorted Tour on The Lower Yough River. Our most popular option - comes with snack lunch!

Lower Yough Whitewater Classic Raft Tour

Guided or Escorted Tour on The Lower Yough River. Our most popular option - comes with snack lunch!

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.

Raft and Inflatable Kayak Rentals on the Middle Yough

Whitewater rafting equipment rental on Middle Yough. Relax and enjoy the day on this scenic section of rapids.

Whitewater rafting equipment rental on Middle Yough. Relax and enjoy the day on this scenic section of rapids.

Raft and Inflatable Kayak Rentals on the Middle Yough

Whitewater rafting equipment rental on Middle Yough. Relax and enjoy the day on this scenic section of rapids.

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.