Pittsburgh April 18, 2018
This Wildflower Hike Near Pittsburgh Will Transport You Into A Sea Of Color
Ever just get in the mood to be outside among nature? To feel the breeze through your hair? And, to smell the blossoming flowers? Nature promises spectacular beauty all year around. But, there’s something special about spring as the flowers blossom; the birds return; and the hibernating animals waken. This wildflower trail near Pittsburgh offers the perfect way to celebrate spring.
Ohiopyle State Park is a popular destination for many Pittsburghers. The state park, which spans more than 20,000 acres, promises a full menu of activities.
Spend the day biking, horseback riding, picnicking, or whitewater rafting, And, that's just the beginning.
Ohiopyle boasts nearly 80 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to very difficult. One hike, in particular, is perfect for a spring adventure.
So, plan a hike along the 2.6 mile Great Gorge Trail that will give you sweeping views of a sea of colorful wildflowers.
Be prepared for a somewhat challenging hike as the trail is considered moderate. But, your efforts will be well-rewarded.
Start your hike at the Cucumber Picnic Area. (Or, have a picnic before setting off.) Travel along the river, crossing over a footbridge or two.
Admire the wildflowers growing along the path and in seemingly endless fields.
And, don't forget to stop at Cucumber Falls, one of Ohiopyle's three waterfalls. Snap photos from above the falls. Or, climb down the stairs to the base of the falls.
Ohiopyle State Park is open from sunrise to sunset all year around.
Ohiopyle State Park
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
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