Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail - Jesrey Hollow to Ohiopyle

10.2 Miles / 16.4 km
Time to Hike:
5 hours, ~6 minutes
Surface Type:
Ohiopyle State Park
Confluence, Pennsylvania
39.892026, -79.375973
April 11, 2019
February 22, 2024
1,522 '

Total Change
1,766 '

2,801 '


This section of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail in Confluence, Pennsylvania is a strenuous 10.2-mile one-way trail that runs from Jersey Hollow Rd over to the end of the trail in Ohiopyle State Park and State Game Lands 111.

This trail technically has two trailheads - one located along Jersey Hollow Rd in State Game Lands 111 and the other is located in Ohiopyle, here. While this trail is listed as being in Ohiopyle State Park, it's really split between State Game Lands 111 and Ohiopyle State Park. The eastern side is located in the State Game Lands and the western side is located in Ohiopyle State Park, so it's smart to wear blaze-orange when hiking this trail just in case there are hunters present.

While the entire Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail about 70-miles long, this 10.2-mile section can be completed in a single day and a perk of the hike is that there's a shuttle service that'll bring you directly to the eastern terminus.

The elevation profile of this section of the LHHT is strenuous, but the difficulty lies mostly in the downhill portions. If you plan to hike this trail from east to west, the hike will still be strenuous; however, the elevation gain is far greater than if you hike east to west.

Ohiopyle is where you get a shuttle to the eastern trailhead via Wilderness Voyageurs and hike back to Ohiopyle, PA. Ohiopyle State Park has great facilities, lots of less difficult trails and waterfalls compared to this section of the LHHT.

Waterfalls: There are various small waterfalls during the rainy months along the trail, especially closer to Ohiopyle. Most of these waterfalls sit in the small creeks that run down the side of the mountains and eventually run into the Youghiogheny River.

Bouldering: Within the first mile or two of the trail, on the Ohiopyle end, is a very popular bouldering area with large rock formations.

Parking: Parking for the western trailhead in Ohiopyle, click here. If you plan to drive directly to the eastern terminus along Jersey Hollow Rd, go to the Get Directions section below.

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  1. Parking

    39.892026, -79.375973
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.892196, -79.377645
  3. Small waterfall trickling down the hillside

    39.870544, -79.487197
    Small waterfall trickling down the hillside
  4. Very small waterfalls trickling down the creek

    39.868483, -79.482667
    Very small waterfalls trickling down the creek
  5. Small fantail waterfall about 3 feet tall

    39.866722, -79.481042
    Small fantail waterfall about 3 feet tall
  6. Large boulders for bouldering

    39.866208, -79.480583
    Large boulders for bouldering
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10.2 miles / 16.4 km
Trail added
April 11, 2019
Hiked on
April 10, 2019
Updated on
February 22, 2024
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
April 27, 2019
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
April 27, 2019

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