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OHIOPYLE STATE PARK

Things to Do at Ohiopyle State Park

LOWER YOUGH
Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

Laurel Highlands River ToursChallenge yourself on some of the best kayaking and whitewater rafting in PA. Rafting tours are available on the Lower Yough, 7.5 miles of Class III to IV waters, an adrenaline-pumping adventure. This day trip packs in the fun on the busiest section of whitewater east of the Mississippi River. 

Bike Trails

Great Allegheny PassageHop on the Great Allegheny Passage, an 150 mile nearly level rail trail, at the Ohiopyle trail head. Pedal east from Ohiopyle along the banks of the Youghiogheny River for a scenic 11 mile ride to Confluence, another charming trail town. Ohiopyle is also home to mountain biking trails for all skill levels.

MIDDLE YOUGH
Family Friendly Float Trip

Wilderness Voyaguers
River trips aren't just for the brave and adventurous. Take a family friendly river trip on the Middle Yough, which offers 9 miles of gentle rapids, perfect for a leisurely float. These Class I and II rapids make are ideal for novice kayakers, families with young children, and those looking for a relaxing way to cool off.

Zip Line Adventure Park

Ohiopyle Zip Line Adventure ParkZip into summer on the Ohiopyle Zipline Adventure Park by Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center. Climbers ages 10 and older can challenge themselves on larger obstacles and a 200-foot zip line while younger climbers can get acquainted with zip lining on smaller features. Check out the other adventurous zip lines and ropes courses in the Laurel Highlands. 

Camping

CampingStay the night in Ohiopyle at Kentuck Campground, which offers about 200 campsites, some with electric hook ups, flush toilets, and warm showers. With 27 walk-in sites that require a short hike, you're sure to find a secluded spot to get away from it all. Rustic cottages and yurts are also available. 

Rock Climbing

Copy of Rock Climbing OhiopyleLet these experts show you all you need to know about rock climbing in Ohiopyle State Park, from the basics of climbing knots and belay systems to rappelling techniques to the best locations to climb for your skill level. Several spots in Ohiopyle are also perfect for seasoned climbers, like the Meadow Run Climbing Area or the Bruner Run Climbing Area. 

Not-to-Miss Spots

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Hiking in the Laurel Highlands
The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail traverses 70-miles from Ohiopyle State Park to Laurel Ridge State Park.The first six miles from the Ohiopyle trail head lead to an expansive overlook of the Youghiogheny River Gorge.

Ferncliff Peninsula

FerncliffAs summer thrives at Ohiopyle State Park, Ferncliff Peninsula, a 100 acre botanical reserve comes to life with lush vegetation. Four trails wind through the natural area, with Ferncliff Trail circling the peninsula, which offers excellent views of the Ohiopyle Falls and whitewater rapids on the Youghiogheny. 

Ohiopyle Falls

Ohiopyle State ParkIn the heart of Ohiopyle, the Ohiopyle Falls stretches the width of the Youghiogheny River. This 20 foot drop is right next to the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center, just above the put in for the Lower Yough whitewater rafting. 

Meadow Run Natural Waterslides

Natural Water Slide at Meadow Run, Ohiopyle State ParkCool off and have a blast in Ohiopyle's nature-made water park, two natural waterslides in Meadow Run. Sit in the creek bed and ride the water down these natural tubes. 

Baughman Rock Overlook

Baughman's Rock OverlookBaughman Rock Overlook offers one of the most jaw-dropping panoramic vistas of the Youghiogheny River Gorge, with or without the hike. Take a short drive from main street in Ohiopyle to the parking area just a few yards from the rocky overlook, or hike the steep, difficult 1.5 mile trail. 

Cucumber Falls

Cucumber FallsOne of the most photographed waterfalls in Pennsylvania, Cucumber Falls is a "must-see" during your Ohiopyle visit. Park at the Cucumber Falls Trail Head (located off the Ohiopyle/Chalk Hill Road) and take the easy path to the falls.

Falls City Restaurant & Pub

Places to Eat

Yough Lake Campground Cabin

Places to Stay