Ohiopyle PA Area

Kayakers watch as one goes over Ohiopyle Falls

Within an hour from Morgantown is one of the best outdoor areas in Pennsylvania. Ohiopyle State Park and the surrounding Laurel Highlands offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Whitewater boating is the best known activity in the area with the  Middle and  Lower Youghiogheny River sections having the most visitation of any river in the eastern US. Hiking and bicycling are popular on  The Great Allegheny Passage (Yough River Trail) trail that weaves along the river 27 miles within the state park. 

Mountain biking takes place on 13.2 miles of trails in the park. Backpackers begin their journey on the  Laurel Highlands Trail just north of town. A campground in the park allows visitors to stay the night and have more time to explore the area.