HIKING

FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Just steps from the famous Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Hidden Valley is centered in the heart of the Laurel Highlands and serves as a gateway to all things outdoors. So, if hiking, backpacking, or a scenic trail to walk the dog is what you're looking for... we've got it!

HIKING

With eight State Parks and two State Forests, the Laurel Highlands is sure to have the perfect trail for you. Our mountainous terrain offers beautiful scenery and a challenge  varying in all levels of difficulty.
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BACKPACKING

The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is a 70-mile trail that traverses the Laurel Mountain Ridge of the Alleghenies. The trail features six trailheads for parking, eight overnight shelters and camping spaces for tents, and some of the most beautiful State Parks in Pennsylvania!
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RIDE WITH GPS

Whether you're here for the weekend, the day, or just passing through, we've put together an interactive map full of awesome trails that will give you the perfect hike you're looking for. Click on each route for the cue sheet and details, including mileage, elevation and grade graphs, and points of interest, or download the FREE Ride with GPS app (compatible with iPhone and Android).

HIKING LIFE

Forbes State Forest

1291 Route 30
Laughlintown, PA  15655
Phone: 724-238-1200
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Forbes State Forest consists of nearly 59,000 acres of land throughout Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties. A portion of Forbes State Forest serves as the highest peak in Pennsylvania, also known as Mount Davis. This park features over 250 miles of hiking mountain biking, and cycling trails, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and 115-miles of snowmobiling trails.

Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)

P.O Box 228
Homestead, PA  15120
Email: Admin@GAPTrail.org
Website: www.gaptrail.org

Named "America's Friendliest Long-Distance Rail Trail," the Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile passage that provides a first-class experience to the Allegheny Mountains, Laurel Highlands, Continental Divide, and more!

Kooser State Park

943 Glades Pike
Somerset, PA  15501
Phone: 814-445-8673
Email: koosersp@pa.gov
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Kooser State Park is just a short distance from Hidden Valley, in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. This park is home to 250 acres of forest, a beautiful trout stream that serves as a popular fishing destination, and 1.5-miles of moderately easy hiking.

Laurel Hill State Park Complex

1454 Laurel Hill Park Road
Somerset, PA  15501-5629
Phone: 814-445-7725
Email: laurelhillsp@state.pa.us
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Laurel Hill State Park is made up of 4,062 acres of property, including 15-miles of hiking and mountain biking, a 63-acre lake that offers swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking, a campground, and 10-miles of the 120-mile snowmobiling trail system in neighboring Forbes State Forest.

Laurel Ridge State Park

1117 Jim Mountain Road
Rockwood, PA  15557
Phone: 814-445-7725
Email: laurelhillsp@state.pa.us
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Laurel Ridge State Park is spans Laurel Mountain from the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle to the Conemaugh Gorge in Johnstown. The number one attraction of this park is the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, a 70-mile hiking trail for day hikers and backpackers alike. 

Laurel Summit State Park

Managed by Linn Run State Park
770 Linn Run Road
Rector, PA  15677
Phone: 724-238-6623
Email: linnrunsp@pa.gov
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Despite Laurel Summit State Park's small size of 6-acres, this park features two scenic hikes: Spruce Flats Bog and Wolf Rocks. It also serves as a trail head to Forbes State Forest's hiking trails.

Linn Run State Park

770 Linn Run Road
Rector, PA  15677
Phone: 724-238-6623
Email: linnrunsp@pa.gov
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Linn Run State Park located just outside of Hidden Valley in Westmoreland County. The 612-acre park is a beautiful mixed hardwood and evergreen forest perfect for hiking and picnicking. Linn Run also features Grove Run and Rock Run, two trout streams for the fishing enthusiast.

Ohiopyle State Park

124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA  15470
Phone: 724-329-8591
Email: ohiopylesp@pa.gov
Website: www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks

Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors every year for its rugged, but natural beauty and 20,500 acres of outdoor recreation. The main attraction of this park is the Youghiogheny River Gorge, a rushing waterfall that sits in the center of Ohiopyle. With 79-miles of hiking trails and 27-miles of mountain biking and cycling trails, white-water rafting, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, cross country skiing, 16-miles of snowmobiling, and sledding, Ohiopyle State Park is sure to have something that will meet your thrill-seeking needs.

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