Ohiopyle State Park: Our Top 3 Hiking Trails

Ohiopyle State Park: Our Top 3 Hiking Trails

Our Top Three Favorite Hiking Trails in Ohiopyle State Park

When we’re not on the water or pedaling somewhere, we love to hit the trails in Ohiopyle State Park. At 20,500 acres, it is the largest land-based park in Pennsylvania and contains more than 75 miles of trails. It’s the gateway to the Laurel Highlands, with the Youghiogheny River at the heart. While most folks might be familiar with the Great Gorge Trail or the Ferncliff Trails, there are so many more trails and park to explore. We’ve picked our top three for your hiking pleasure. Let us know which ones you like best!

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Jonathan Run Trail

Spring time is ideal for taking this easy hike with plenty of waterfalls. This 1.7-mile stroll through wooded areas and past numerous small waterfalls introduces you to the beauty of Ohiopyle State Park. It even connects with the Great Allegheny Passage! Access the trail from Holland Hill Road.

McCune Trail

This 3.5-mile hike runs along the highest ridge in the park and offers a more strenuous hike. The reward is cool rocks, views into the Yough Gorge, and glimpses into the past of the McCune Farm: remnants of the working farm’s old spring house and pond. If you’re feeling really adventurous, the trail’s a blast on a mountain bike!

Sproul Trails

Five interconnecting loops add up to 3.7 miles of easy hiking. You’ll get big views over the Lower Yough as you wind your way through the beautiful woods. Access the trailhead just past the entrance to the Kentuck State Park Campground.