Put on your hiking boots and fill up your water bottle! You’re going on an expedition in one of the best parks in the Laurel Highlands. Ohiopyle hiking trails are beautiful and accessible for most levels, making them ideal for your vacation. In this blog, we’ll be telling you where to find the best hikes, their advantages and difficulties, and what you will see on your way. Whether you go on this adventure alone or with your significant other, one thing is for sure: you’ll be dazzled! Read on for details on the top five Ohiopyle hiking trails and start planning your trip today.
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Here Are the Top 5 Ohiopyle Hiking Trails
If you want an easy Ohiopyle hiking experience, then the Ferncliff trail is the perfect place to start. Hikers of all levels can walk along the river and through the lush forest! This 2-mile loop even features a waterfall has a handful of activities, you can enjoy all year. We recommend going counter clockwise; the views get better and better that way!
Meadow Run Trail
The Meadow Run Trail is another easy route you can take with friends and family. A little longer than the Ferncliff Trail at 2.9 miles long, the Meadow Run Trail loops around gorgeous Ohiopyle waterfalls, some of the loveliest in the whole state! Make sure you control your breathing during the first quarter of the trail. It’s a pretty steep uphill trek.
Youghiogheny River Trail
If you want a longer hike, choose the Youghiogheny River Trail. This point-to-point trail is around 11 miles long and offers some steep elevation along the way. The views are gorgeous as you walk along the river and under the shady trees. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You can also venture down to the water for a picnic break. Just be careful not to fall, as it can be slippery!
Great Gorge Trail
For more experienced hikers, the Great Gorge Trail is a good option. It’s not quite as long as the Youghiogheny Trail (only 5 miles), but its high elevation and out-back route make it a little harder on the legs. If you can make it to the end of the trail, you’ll be rewarded by gorgeous waterfall views, including the famous Cucumber Falls!
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Rest Your Muscles and Mind at Oak Lodge
Spend your days hiking on several Laurel Highlands trails surrounding Oak Lodge, and come home at night to a comfortable room! Our gorgeous 800-acre property is the relaxing retreat you’ve been looking for all this time. Unwind from all your worries and let the rolling hills of Pennsylvania cast a spell on you!
Browse our accommodations and pick your favorite. We offer a variety of rooms and cabins, as well as a farmhouse for family reunions and group getaways. Treat yourself to the ultimate mountain escape and reconnect with nature! Oak Lodge also serves a delicious and fresh breakfast every morning, complete with our own maple syrup made right here on the property.