Ohiopyle Falls

Description

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.

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My Favorite Waterfall

This is definitely one of my top favorite falls in the state, mostly because it's massive size and power equal my favorite sound! And this case a roaring sound that can be heard throughout the town!
For sure one of our favorite places to go in the fall! So much water rushing over the falls! I love going across the river and walking on all rocks.

Getting There

Ohiopyle Falls is literally at the heart of both the town and the State Park. You can park at the Visitor's Center parking which is right next to the falls, and walk a very short distance to several observation decks. Access to the other side is a bit longer and more dangerous, but also very rewarding. To get over there, you need to cross the river on the Great Allegany Passage trail and follow the Ferncliff trail downstream to the waterfall. Please be careful and watch for snakes!

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Nearby Places

This place is part of the Ohiopyle trip.

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