At Ohiopyle, the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail segment of the PHT network heads northeast. Over the next nine miles, the yellow-blazed trail climbs in stages from 1,200 feet to almost 2,800 feet. The ascent includes a steep climb of about 1,100 feet beginning near milepost 7 on the trail. The second half of the section is gentle with the elevation hovering near 2,400 feet. Note the changes in ground cover and forest type at the various elevations. The trail is well built, but rocky in places and sturdy hiking shoes are a good choice.
LHHT: Ohiopyle to PA Route 653
Note: All shelters and campsites on the Laurel Highlands portion of the PHT must be reserved in advance. A fee is required.
Last updated: July 10, 2017