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Ohiopyle State Park

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About Ohiopyle State Park:

Located in the Laurel Highlands region of Soutwestern PA this State Park primarily a whitewater town, now is perking up as a climbing area. Centered around the Youghiogheny River, this park is well known for white water rafting and kayaking. Several crags reside along the Yough River Trail. Some reaching upwards of 100' in length these crags are a fun place to visit as the approach is made easy by bicycling down the converted railway bed directly to the crags situated just off the trail. Steep sport climbing is the norm and for the most part the climbing is widely unknown. Recent development should perk up the traffic at this amazing destination. The added bonus is that when the pump get you and you want to chill, head down over the hillside and jump in the river to cool off.
Nearest town or city: Ohiopyle
Directions: From the West: From the PA Turnpike, take Exit 91, Donegal. Turn left onto PA 31 east. Travel about two miles, turn right onto PA 711 and PA 381 south. Travel ten miles to Normalville, turn left onto PA 381 south for 11 miles to Ohiopyle. From the East: From the PA Turnpike, take Exit 110, Somerset. Take PA 281 south 25 miles to Confluence. Continue three miles up hill and at the church, turn right onto Sugarloaf Road, SR 2012. Continue nine miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (DC, MD, VA): Take I-270 north to Frederick, then I-70 west to Hancock, then Rt. 40 and I-68 through Cumberland. Take Exit 14 (Keysers Ridge) to Rt. 40 west to Farmington, PA. Turn right onto PA 381 north for eight miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (WV): Take I-79 North to I-68 east. Take Bruceton Mills Exit to Rt. 26 north. At the PA border it becomes PA 281 north. Turn left onto PA 40 west, to Farmington, turn right onto PA 381 north to Ohiopyle. For GPS Units: Use this address for Ohiopyle State Park: 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle PA 15470. This should direct you to the center of the park. Follow signage once you are in the park to find your desired destination.
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Access Issues: climbing is permitted only in designated areas.
Camping: Pay
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Quantity of Climbs: Week

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Forum Discussions (5 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Ohiopyle Online Guide climbingpa 0 Oct 28 2012, 10:37 PM
With Replies Schoolhouse New Route? GabrielCrawford 3 Jun 20 2011, 9:40 PM
With Replies Ohiopyle Guide rockinrobby 1 Mar 03 2010, 1:38 PM
With Replies climbing on the Laurelhighlands Trail? cilohabmilc 3 Nov 12 2009, 1:31 AM
With Replies Where it climb in Ohiopyle cilohabmilc 5 Oct 01 2009, 4:47 PM