Ohiopyle State Park sees a lot of traffic, especially in the warmer months. Spend time in the vicinity of the Youghiogheny (Yough) River and, with all of the hikers, bikers, rafters, and picnickers, it can be tough to find a place to park. This hike, though, winds through some of the lesser-visited sections of Ohiopyle, where you can still find some solitude, see some wildlife, and enjoy some spectacular scenery.
At a little more than 19,000 acres, Ohiopyle is the second-largest state park in Pennsylvania, trailing only Pymatuning—of which two-thirds is underwater. Still, it wouldn’t be fair to say that much of the park is unexplored. It simply gets too many people involved in too many diverse activities for that to be the case. It is true, though, that some sections of the park are less heavily used than others.
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