Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park is the largest state park in Pennyslvania, encompassing approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty. It is the southern gateway to the Laurel Highlands as well as the southern terminus of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
There are many things to do while visiting Ohiopyle State Park. Aside from the over 80 miles of hiking trails located within the park, the focal point of the park is the Youghiogheny River Gorge. The “Yough” provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States. The Great Allegheny Passage also passes through the park. This 141 mile rails-to-trails path, used by both bikers and hikers, connects Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD.
Hiking, biking, and white-water rafting are all available in Ohiopyle State Park to anyone looking for some outdoor adventure. Additional information about Yellow Creek State Park and the activities available can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.
- Ohiopyle State Park
This past weekend was spent at the largest state park in Pennsylvania: Ohiopyle State Park. This was a relaxing weekend with the highlight being my first experience white-water rafting. We did manage to get a little bit of hiking in during our visit, but not as much as I would have liked. We decided to hike the family friendly Ferncliff Trail. This short hike gives you some nice views of the Youghiogheny, especially the falls located here.