Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park just miles from the Historic Summit Inn, is the crown jewel, and the 2nd most visited State Park in the Pennsylvania State Park System. Ohiopyle is situated where the slopes of Laurel Ridge meet the Youghiogheny River to create Pennsylvania’s deepest gorge, only 15 minutes from the Summit Inn. Sightseers and those seeking biking, hiking, or paddling adventures will enjoy waterfalls, natural waterslides, rock outcroppings, rare plant species, and amazing overlooks.
Whitewater enthusiasts can test their skills on the Lower Youghiogheny, the busiest section of whitewater in the Eastern United States. Those seeking something a little milder can take a float trip, or canoe down the Middle Youghiogheny. Over 79 miles of trails provide biking or hiking in all four seasons. Rock climbing and repelling are also available.
Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll or a 70-mile backpacking trip on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Ohiopyle State Park will deliver. Wear yourself out on the river or trails, and return to the Summit Inn to relax with a sunset, massage and a cocktail.
A trip to the falls, the overlook and a short visit in town requires 2 or more hours. A more intense visitor experience can involve 8 hours or multiple days.
Call our staff for recommendations, or visit Pennsylvania Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. For awesome things to do in Ohiopyle, visit Wilderness Voyageurs homepage and be sure you grab a beer at the Falls City Pub after your adventure and then meet us back at the Historic Summit Inn for one of our beautiful day ending sunsets.