Gateway to the Laurel Highlands offers 20,500 acres of hiking, whitewater boating & picnicking.
Ohiopyle Falls is a massive, turbulent, beautiful 20-foot waterfall spanning the roaring whitewater Youghiogheny River within the heart of downtown Ohiopyle and Ohiopyle State Park. The falls is the central focal point of both the tiny town of Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania and Ohiopyle State Park. Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlights and the popular whitewater Youghiogheny River, this is a very, very popular tourist attraction. The river always has plenty of water to make an impressive waterfall, but this can change exponentially overnight. Due to the mountainous region, the Youghiogheny River and the falls itself can rise and fall in size and volume drastically in a very short time due to rainfall in the area. Parking is available very close to the falls in various lots in town or at the Visitor's Center. On the town side are several observation decks to view this amazing waterfall. The other side can also be accessed via the Great Allegheny Passage and FerncliffTrail for an arguably better view of the falls.