Laurel Highlands Trail: Ohiopyle State Park
ElevationAscent: 2,139' 652 m
Descent: -2,139' -652 m
High: 2,032' 619 m
Low: 1,278' 389 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“A rolling, forested run through the hardwood hills of southwestern Pennsylvania.”— Jason Doedderlein
Singletrack the whole way. Isolation, creeks, descents and climbs.
There are a couple of nice vantage points, but the views are not the reason to come to this trail. The "feel" you get from the surrounding woods and from the trail is something that I have infrequently found elsewhere. There is an intimacy with nature on this run. I have come away from both trips not tired or worn out, but rejuvenated.
Once the trails meet, the run heads to the right and the fun begins. There will be several undulations. I picked my turn around point to be at the creek crossing where there is a wonderful backcountry camping spot. Spend some time there. Enjoy the cool water and the sounds of nature. Soak it in.
You can continue to follow the trail for quite some time if you want a longer run (I believe the whole length of the trail is 70+ miles) or turn around here for close to 12 miles total.
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Land Manager: PaDCNR - Ohiopyle State Park