GAP Confluence to Ohiopyle

North of Confluence the Great Allegheny Passage segment of the PHT returns to a primitive time of quietly flowing water and dark hemlocks. Here we're headed to Ohiopyle State Park. Except for the railbed, the scene is virtually unchanged from when the area was first settled.


Trip Planner

Start: Confluence
End: Ohiopyle
Miles: 10.5
Points of Interest: Confluence, Ohiopyle
Parking: Confluence (0.0 mi.), Ramcat (1.8 mi.), Ohiopyle (10.5 mi.)
Water: Confluence, Ohiopyle
Restroom or privy: Confluence, Ramcat, Ohiopyle
Provisions: Confluence, Ramcat (snackbar), Ohiopyle
Camping: Confluence


Hike Data

Mile Navigation
0 Confluence. The town has all services, incuding a campground, a bike shop and paddling school. To access them turn right on the old Route 281 bridge (now a pedestrian bridge) to cross the Youghiogheny River. All attractions are within a few blocks.
1.8 Ramcat. There is a small snackbar here.
10.5 Ohiopyle. A green painted depot which serves as a combination restroom and visitors center. The store, B&B's, hotel and outfitters are all within a few blocks.


Explore the PHT

This town was originally called Turkeyfoot because the three waters which joined here formed that shape. The name was changed to Confluence in the 1870s with the coming of the railroad. Today it is a pleasant place to explore, featuring lodging and restaurants, an outfitter, a paddling school and many interesting structures including two trestles.

Last updated: July 6, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-4014

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