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Everyone In Pittsburgh Must Visit This Epic Waterfall As Soon As Possible

Mother Nature sure knows how to paint a beautiful landscape and there’s nothing quite so beautiful or so serene as a waterfall nestled among towering trees. Cucumber Falls in Fayette County is an epic waterfall you must visit as soon as possible.

Travel to Ohiopyle State Park, where Cucumber Falls resides, in under an hour and a half from downtown Pittsburgh. A parking lot sits near Cucumber Falls, making it easy for visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the waterfall from the nearby observation spot. (For directions to Cucumber Falls, click here.) Go down the stairs to get a breathtaking view from the base of the falls.

Cucumber Falls is less than a mile from Ohiopyle Falls so, if you’re up for it, you won’t have trouble seeing both waterfalls in one day. Your best bet is to stop by the Visitors Center at Ohiopyle State Park where you can pick up maps and visitor information so you can plan your day before heading out on your adventure.

Click on the video below to go on a virtual hike to Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

If you go to Cucumber Falls after a heavy rain, you’ll notice the falls are much more powerful. Check out the video below, which just might compel you to visit Cucumber Falls as soon as possible.

Cucumber Falls, an epic waterfall, is only one spectacular waterfall in the Pittsburgh area. Check out this list of hidden waterfalls in Pittsburgh that will take your breath away by clicking here. If you want to travel even further afield in Pennsylvania, plan the ultimate Pennsylvania waterfalls road trip with tips from this article.