Here Are the 4 Best Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails


The Laurel Highlands feature some of the best hiking trails in western Pennsylvania. It’s an absolute must-see for nature lovers and hikers. If you are looking for a beautiful place to escape and go on an epic adventure, these Laurel Highlands hiking trails are made for you! Trek along water-carved valleys and magical deep forests for stunning views and discover some hidden gems we can’t wait to tell you about. So don’t wait another minute! Start planning your dream vacation and discover these four amazing Laurel Highlands hiking trails during your stay at Oak Lodge.


If you like these Laurel Highlands hiking trails, you will love all the other activities available around Oak Lodge. There’s so much more to discover in Pennsylvania! Download our free Vacation Guide and get our local recommendations for many more outdoor adventures, must-see attractions, and even scenic road trip ideas! We want to make your vacation extra special and hope you fall in love with the Laurel Highlands.


Discover Pennsylvania’s Wonders at These 4 Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails


Adams Falls Trail, Linn Run State Park

One of the easiest trails in Linn Run State Park, Adams Falls takes you on a one-mile loop through rhododendrons and hemlocks. You almost get a Lord of the Rings feel as you walk through the shaded forest. Discover a beautiful mountain waterfall as well as some stunning boulders. It’s a great place to go to if you are a rock climber!


Meadow Run Trail, Ohiopyle State Park

Meadow Run Trail is a three-mile trail that takes you through some of Pennsylvania’s most peaceful patches of land in gorgeous Ohiopyle State Park. Walk along the waterfalls and in the shade of the trees as you discover beautiful, untouched nature. Be sure to pack a lunch with you and head over to Cucumber Falls for the most scenic picnic you’ve ever had! This 30-foot waterfall is hidden in the forest and is surrounded by luscious trees. Be careful not to trip if you get closer, as the rock can be quite slippery.


Baughman Trail, Ohiopyle State Park

The Baughman Trail is meant for more experienced hikers. This 3.4-mile trail is steep and rocky but offers a jaw-dropping view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. Discover enchanted woodlands during your ascent and get a glimpse of the trail’s main attraction, the Baughman Rock. It is particularly enchanting in the fall, when the colors are so vibrant, and during the golden hours of the day.


Mount Davis Highpoint Trail, Forbes State Forest

Located in Forbes State Forest Park, the Mount Davis Highpoint Trail is a 5.4-mile loop with spectacular views. It’s a great hike for all skill levels and takes you to the summit of 3,213 foot Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania. The lookout tower gives a fantastic 360-degree view of the forest and surroundings.


After your hike, explore the rest of Forbes State Forest. This impressive 300-acre wildlife area displays unique plants and trees that haven’t been around since the ice-age. It’s a delightful place to spend the day!


Make Your Hiking Adventure Unforgettable at Oak Lodge

Laurel Highlands Hiking TrailsAfter spending the day admiring nature’s wonders at some of the best Laurel Highlands hiking trails, you will need to relax and get some rest. Come home to a beautiful and comfortable room at Oak Lodge! Our stunning accommodations are the perfect fit for nature lovers, couples, and families.


Book one of our beautiful cabins in the woods for the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy a spacious room with all the modern amenities you need. Take a hot bath in the Jacuzzi tub, nestle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand, and get a good night’s sleep in the luxurious king bed. Wake up the next morning to an unbeatable view of the forest and head over to the main lodge for a delicious homemade breakfast! You can start the day with pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, made right here on our property.


Book your stay today and start planning your dream hiking trip at Oak Lodge!