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Address: 1117 Jim Mountain Road Rockwood, PA 15557-5454
Park Manager: Michael Mumau
Contact Info: 724-455-3744
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Park Alerts ( 4 Alerts )

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

  • Backpackers/Hikers – please be advised that water at the 271 Shelter Area is intermittent during the summer months. There is no guarantee it will be available.  Please plan accordingly. Generally, there is water available at the 271 Trailhead Parking.

Park Description

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, which provides the setting for a semi-wilderness backpacking and day hiking experience.

Things To Do ( 11 Available)

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  • camping


  • educational_program

    Education Programs

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • historical_site

    Historical Places

  • scenic_View

    Scenic View

  • fishing


  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • snowmobile


  • picnic


  • hunting


  • hiking


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    • Route 271 Shelter Access
      More Difficult 1.68 miles
    • Rt. #30 Trail To Shelter Area
      More Difficult 0.14 miles
    • Blue Trail
      Easiest 0.41 miles
    • Green A Trail
      Easiest 0.64 miles
    • Green Trail
      Easiest 1.16 miles
    • Green C Trail
      Easiest 0.14 miles
    • Grindle Ridge Trail To Shelter Area
      More Difficult 0.35 miles
    • Orange Trail
      Easiest 4.84 miles
    • Purple
      CHOOSE ONE 0.08 miles
    • Orange
      Easiest 0.29 miles
    • Weaver Road Shelter Access
      More Difficult 0.32 miles
    • Decker Ave. Trail To Shelter Area
      More Difficult 0.39 miles
    • Firetower Road Access
      More Difficult 0.06 miles
      Short trail connection (320 feet)from Firetower Road to the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
    • Cc-Proposed
      not set 0.24 miles
    • Orange Trail
      Easiest 3.43 miles
    • Green B Trail
      Easiest 0.23 miles
    • Red Trail
      Easiest 3.33 miles
    • Snowmobile Trail
      Easiest 6.71 miles
    • Yellow Trail
      More Difficult 4.28 miles

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