Ferncliff Trail | Ohiopyle State Park | Ohiopyle Co.

Ferncliff Trail

Trail Information | Ohiopyle State Park | Ohiopyle Co.

Ohiopyle Falls from Ferncliff Trail in Ohiopyle State Park

Ferncliff Trail runs alongside the Youghiogheny River and brings you right to the edge of Ohiopyle Falls. Featuring a wooded forest and an easy loop, this hiking trail in Ohiopyle is perfect for your next family outing.

Ferncliff Trail in Ohiopyle State Park

Starting your hike along the Great Allegheny Passage, you will travel along a short, wooded path straight to the Youghiogheny River. Once you reach the Yough, be sure to look down as you will find fossils embedded in the bank along this whole stretch!

As you walk across the rocks next to rhododendrons, you will be treated to the cascading effects of the river as it nears the main 20-foot roaring waterfall in Ohiopyle. You will see the main viewing area across the river near the State Park Visitors Center, but Ferncliff Trail is no doubt the best spot to get up close to the falls.

As you continue past Ohiopyle Falls, you will be given an option to view the waterfall and river from a natural rock overlook. Next, the trail will swing around Ferncliff Peninsula, which use to house a large hotel in the late 1800's. You can read more about the history of Ohiopyle here. From now until the end of your journey, you will be dwarfed by one of the most serene forests in southwestern PA, begging you not to leave.

Ferncliff Trail offers one of the easiest looped trails for hiking in Ohiopyle. Visit our detailed page for more information and directions!

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