Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470

Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area

Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area Professional Review and Guide

"This easy hike loops the 100-acre Ferncliff Peninsula, giving hikers the best views of the Youghiogheny River rapids and Ohiopyle Falls. The trail leads you right to the river’s edge onto flat sandstone boulders, where you can examine tree fossils embedded in the rock. At points, a canopy of rhododendron shades the trail. At marked sites along the way, learn about the peninsula’s unique environment, which includes Southern wildflowers and umbrella magnolia trees.

Simply stated, this hike gives you an unparalleled view of Ohiopyle Falls. You’re led right to the edge of the Youghiogheny (pronounced YAWK-a-gay-nee) River and onto a series of flat boulders, which at points jut into the river. You’re as close to the falls as anyone is going to get. That is reason enough to lace up your boots."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
172 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Ohiopyle State Park, PO Box 105, Ohiopyle 15470; (724) 329-8591; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle
Local Contacts
USGS Ohiopyle, PA; Fort Necessity, PA
Local Maps

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Jul 2018