Laurel Highlands Parks and Gardens
Rt 381, 21 miles East of
Uniontown, PA 724-329-8501
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's 4,200-acre reserve has more than 20
miles of marked trails. Open daily. Hiking, nature study and ski
Rt 403, near Johnstown,
Memorial to the late Dr. Charles F. Lewis, a noted conservationist in
western PA. Primitive trail is marked. Scenic waterfalls.
Ohiopyle State Park, 1/2
mile southwest of Ohiopyle, PA
Waters of Cucumber Falls cascade into a waterfall bordered by a series
of mountain peaks. Ferncliff Peninsula is a registered national natural
landmark. A unique 100-acre nature preserve formed by a great horseshoe
bend in the river.
PO Box 519, Laughlintown,
PA 15655 724-238-9533
Farmington, PA 15437
- Adjacent to Linn Run,
Laurel Ridge, Kooser and Laurel Hill
State Parks. Access points to skiing and snowmobile trails are on
Laurel Ridge, 2 miles south of Rt 30 and along Rt 31.
- Roaring Run Natural
Area in Donegal Township. Hiking
- Mount Davis is
southern Somerset. 8 miles of hiking trails.
- Quebec Run, near West
Virginia border. Hiking trails and 70
miles of cross-country ski trails. Map available.
Cross-country ski trails open for all cloass of skiers. Information and
trails map available at the Visitor's Center.
Point Marion, PA 15474
8 miles of hiking trails and cross-country skiing.
Windber, PA 15963
18-mile J.P. Saylor Trail, 2-mile Bog & Boulder Trail, and
26-mile Lost Turkey Trail. 16 miles of snowmobile trails and
cross-country ski trails.
Twin Lakes County Park,
Greenburg, PA 15601 724-836-1240
Open year-round. Educational programs for school classes, scouts and
other groups. Nature walks and nature trail system which includes the
award-winning Painted Turtle Handicapped Accessible Trail.
RD 2 Box 101, Derry, PA
Nature center and interpretive programs. 5 miles of snowmobile trails.
RD 4 Box 256, Somerset,
PA 15501 814-445-8673.
Hiking and cross-country skiing.
RD 3 Box 246, Rockwood,
70 miles. Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some portions
of the trail, especially the southern end, are rugged. Average top
elevation of 2,700 feet. 8 overnight areas, each of which contains 5
shelters, space for 30 tents, 2 comfort stations and source of water.
Prior reservations mandatory for overnight camping on a first-come,
first serve basis. Yellow blazes. Map available.
RD 4 Box 130, Somerset,
PA 15501 814-445-7725
10 miles of snowmobile trails.
PO Box 50, Rector, PA
Hiking trails in hardwood and evergreen forest.
PO Box 561, Ligonier, PA
Located just west of Ligonier with parking lot accessible from the
eastbound lane of US 30. 1-mile trail follows level terrain alongside
Rt 381, Ohiopyle, PA
Famous scenic tourist attraction in Ohiopyle State Park. Cross-country
skiing, 19 miles of snowmobile trails and 41 miles of hiking trails.
Mountain Bike Trail
PO Box 561, Ligonier, PA
Located in Forbes State Forest, high atop Laurel Hill
Mountain. 37 mile
network of 4 interconnecting loops along the Pittsburgh, Westmoreland
and Somerset Railroad Line. Send $2 donation for a color brochure.
Donohoe Rd, Greensburg,
PA 15601 724-830-3950
Nature Education Center, hiking, horseback and interpretive trail.
Laurel Summit Picnic
Area, South of Rt 30
Leads from Laurel Summit Picnic Area to a rock outcrop overlooking Linn
Run Valley. 2 miles.
PO Box 99, Ohiopyle, PA
Parallels the Youghiogheny River. 24 miles. Breathtaking views.
Cross-country ski trail in winter.
Natural Areas of Western Pennsylvania
Geographic's Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways