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Ohiopyle State Park: Ferncliff Natural Area Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide
"If you want a leisurely walk that is rather level and avoids the crowds, this trail provides an easily accessible escape into Pennsylvania’s woods and is suitable for hikers of all ages. Park in the parking lot at the trailhead for the Ferncliff Natural Area and walk over the bridge to the visitor’s center. The bridge was rebuilt as part of the Rails-to-Trails system in the 19th-century style of the former train station. It is a pleasurable experience to walk along its length over the scenic Youghiogheny, letting the stresses of modern day melt away. The visitor’s center has been maintained in much the same fashion of the time of its former operation. Inside you find friendly and helpful personnel, old photos and a bit about the area’s past, restrooms, and many resources for local information."
--Donna L. Ruff, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press).
This is great, easy trail for beginners or children. There are multiple places to stop with a wonderful view. If you're just looking for a nice, casual, walk to enjoy nature and explore the wonderful world of Ohiopyle, this is a great trail to start at!
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