3 Things You Need to Know Before Hiking the Wolf Rocks Trail

background of fall colors trees - vg guideCongratulations! You’ve started researching your next Pennsylvania hiking trip! If you are a skilled hiker or nature lover wanting to experience the best of the Laurel Highlands, the Wolf Rocks Trail is perfect for you. Read on to find out how to prepare for your adventure, including general information about the trail, its level of difficulty, features, and the wonderful vistas it offers. We also have a resource to make your trip planning easier. Access our free Vacation Guide for recommendations on local restaurants, events, shops, museums, and more!

 

Plan Your Hike on the Wolf Rocks Trail

Do you sometimes wish you could get all the information you need about a trail in one place, instead of browsing endlessly? Well, you’ve landed on the right page! Here are all the things you need to know about the Wolf Rocks Trail.

 

How Much Time Do You Need?

The Wolf Rocks Trail is at the heart of Laurel Ridge State Park in Pennsylvania. This 4.3-mile trail is one of the best in the whole state, offering an easy hike with gorgeous vistas. Depending on your pace, the hike takes two to three hours, which makes it

ideal for visitors escaping the city on weekends and tourists passing through the Laurel Highlands!

 

Trail Features

The Wolf Rocks Trail is a loop that features some rooty and craggy terrain. Its level of difficulty is not too high, and it’s mostly accessible for all ages. Wolf Rocks also has an elevation change of 255 feet that leads to marvelous views of the countryside. The trail is well marked and provides a serene hike through the woods and long tunnels of rhododendrons. There’s nothing like reconnecting with nature! Simply tune in to the sound of chirping of birds while the breeze blows through the trees above you.

Tip: Take a left turn at the loop to make sure you complete the harder section of the trail first!

 

More About the Area

The Wolf Rocks Trail has several points of interests. First, it has fantastic overlooks at Wolf Rocks and Beam Rocks. Locals say they’re some of the best views in all of Pennsylvania! You’ll also see a river along the trail as well as hardwood trees, mountain laurel, and sandstone boulders. Other activities you can enjoy here include rock climbing and wildlife viewing.

If you are on a romantic getaway with your significant other, surprise them with a lovely picnic on the rocks! Picture you and your sweetheart snuggled up in a blanket with delicious cheese, charcuterie, and a gorgeous view in front of you.

Tip: Beware of rattlesnakes sunbathing on the rocks in the colder seasons.

 

The Trail Is Less Than 30 Minutes Away from Oak Lodge

Interior view of the main lodge - sitting area with glass window showing the rolling hills in the distanceThe last thing you want to do after a hike is to drive endless miles back to your base camp. Well, rejoice! Our amazing B&B is less than 30 minutes away from the trail. You can finish your hike and go straight home to your cozy room at Oak Lodge. We’re located at the heart of the Laurel Highlands, surrounded by lush forests and stunning landscapes.

Browse our amazing accommodations and pick the one you prefer! We offer everything from rooms and suites to luxurious cabins in the woods. Take a look at Cabin #14, for example. It’s equipped with a gas fireplace, Jacuzzi bath, heated bathroom floors, and a private, screened-in porch. Get a good night’s sleep and wake up ready to take on another fabulous adventure in the Laurel Highlands! Before you head out, join us for breakfast at the main inn or take a stroll down to the 18th-century Jimberg Village and try our homemade Jimberg Maple Syrup!

 

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