Laurel Hill Lung-Buster Professional Review and Guide
"This ride combines incredible scenery and killer terrain. Beginning in Ohiopyle, you embark on the arduous climb out of the valley. Be careful as you ride on Pennsylvania Road 2012; the river tour buses scream up and down this hill! Once on the singletrack climb, the solitude of the woods and the great forest scenery are a pleasant distraction from the constant grind to the ridge tops. Atop the ridge, the trail takes you to the high point at 2,892 feet, just below the old fire tower that once stood on the true summit.
An out-and-back trip to the southwest corner of the park will lead you to a maze of old park trails and illegal ATV trails. Make sure you have a map, compass, extra water, and a lot of daylight if you choose to explore this spider web. On the return trip you can explore new singletrack before dropping down the steep, long, and somewhat sketchy descent back to the river. Highlights: highest vertical climb in Pennsylvania; quad-burning climb with a brake-smoking descent; nice vista; best whitewater location in Pennsylvania, great little outdoor town. Tread: mostly great, hardpacked singletrack with a few road and paved road sections mixed in."