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McCune Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (10)

A beautiful and secluded trail with purple blazes along the highest ridge in Ohiopyle State Park.


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

2,903' 885 m

High

2,522' 769 m

Low

543' 165 m

Up

520' 159 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Open year-round. Closes at sunset. No camping allowed.

Description

This trail passes through various habitats and by evidence of the McCune Farm. Around mile 1, Hikers can see a stone foundation and an old springhouse and pond that serve as remnants of this working farm. The trail runs along the highest ridge in the park.

The first half of the trail is very easy hiking along a wide, well-maintained trail. At the halfway point, there is a bench with a nice view overlooking the Youghiogheny River Valley. The second half of the trail is narrower with some inclines and is heavily forested with no more vistas, so feel free to turn back at the bench overlook if you're not looking for something wilder.

The second half of the trail does include some old boulders, including one around 30 feet high that you can climb to the top.

This is a lightly used and secluded trail, and it is a loop that brings you back to the small parking lot (which may fit 3-4 vehicles) at the trailhead.

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Shared By:

Dave Barton

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  4.7 from 10 votes

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Bench at an outlook over the Youghiogheny River Gorge at the far point on the McCune Trail
Nov 13, 2017 near Ohiopyle, PA

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Jun 27, 2020
Lindsey Hayakawa
Loved it! So many beautiful moments. — 5h 30m
Jun 2, 2019
Jeff Sutton
mccune family farm 1 mile in 3.8mi
Dec 9, 2018
Kevin McNulty
Did the whole loop clockwise with our 5 and 8 year olds. Great trail with cool things to see along the way! 3.8mi
Sep 23, 2018
Keith Hopeck
Mar 3, 2018
John Jackson
Nov 29, 2017
Matthew DeSimone
Oct 10, 2017
Dave Barton