Nature is calling. Can you hear it? It wants you to get out of your comfort zone and breathe in the fresh air of Pennsylvania’s outdoors. What better place for that than the Laurel Highlands? In this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite waterfall hikes near Pittsburgh and show you how you can plan an amazing getaway into nature to rejuvenate your mind and spirit. So, are you ready? Read on, take notes, and don’t forget to pack your hiking boots!
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3 Waterfall Hikes Near Pittsburgh You Need to Add to Your Itinerary
One of the most beautiful waterfall hikes near Pittsburgh is at Ohiopyle State Park. This gorgeous area features more than 250,000 acres of woods, with various hiking trails, river views, and, of course, beautiful waterfalls. For a quick trip, head to the Ohiopyle Falls next to the Visitor Center. If you want to venture out and enjoy a walk through the forest, we recommend the famous Cucumber Falls or the Cascades along the River Trail!
Fall Run Falls
Another waterfall hike near Pittsburgh you need to add to your itinerary is Fall Run Falls. It’s right outside the city limits and offers incredible water views. The trail is also highly accessible. With only half a mile to hike, it’s the ideal trail for beginners wanting to enjoy the outdoors without being too strained at the end of the day.
Do you want a challenging hike with beautiful views that few get to see? Then Yoder Falls is perfect for you. The trail is located near the town of Johnstown, 50 miles away from Pittsburgh. Pay attention as the start of the trail is hidden in the woods and requires a steep descent, immediately followed by a climb up the stream bank. The trek to this 30-foot waterfall is best suited for skilled hikers.
Rest and Unwind at Oak Lodge
We already know what you will need after hiking these beautiful waterfalls near Pittsburgh: a relaxing place to rest! We have the perfect place in mind. Come to the beautiful region of the Laurel Highlands and stay at Oak Lodge, one of the top B&Bs in the area. Our stunning properties are nestled in the rolling hills and feature top-notch cabins, all equipped with modern amenities and luxurious treats. Our B&B also has an in-house spa where you can indulge in a massage! It’s just what you need after a hike! Did we mention our delicious, homemade breakfast? We even serve our very own maple syrup that’s made right here on the property!