Take A Meandering Path To An Overlook Near Pittsburgh That’s Like A Balcony With Amazing Views
Sensational views aren’t too difficult to find, especially living in a city with perhaps the best skyline in the country. However, if we’re willing to venture out beyond the city limits, we will discover some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes anywhere. A trek along the McCune Trail, for example, leads to an overlook near Pittsburgh
and absolutely striking views.
About an hour and a half from downtown Pittsburgh, Ohiopyle State Park is perhaps best known for its most recognizable waterfalls - Ohiopyle Falls and Cucumber Falls.
However, the 20,500-acre park boasts nearly 80 miles of hiking trails that lead to a variety of hidden gems - waterfalls, remants of a working farm, and scenic overlooks.
Tallying 3.7 miles, the McCune Trail wanders through a lush green forest, picture-perfect no matter the season.
Be prepared for a bit of a challenge. The path earns a moderate rating from All Trails.
However, some hikers assert that the trail isn't so hard that you can't take your kids or dogs along.
Generally one of the quieter trails in Ohiopyle State Park, McCune Trail passes majestic boulders and...
Some seasoned hikers recommend following the trail counterclockwise to make the journey a little easier.
...the ruins of a former working farm and a spring house.
At about 1.5 miles into your hike, you'll arrive at the overlook.
Drink in sweeping views of the Youghiogheny River Valley below.
You might even want to bring a bite to eat, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Plan your visit on the official website of
Ohiopyle State Park. You can find a trail map, photos, and more information on the McCune Trail on All Trails.
Do you have a favorite overlook near Pittsburgh? Tell us about it in the comments! For some of the most magnificent views of the city skyline, make your way to
West End-Elliot Overlook Park in Mount Washington.
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Ohiopyle State Park, 124 Main St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470, USA