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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 ( 3 Alerts )

  • 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.

  • Attention hikers traveling between mile marker 26 and 27 on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail: A portion of the LHHT has been RE-ROUTED in this section in an effort to maintain the rugged characteristic of the trail and improve the visitor experience. Hiking from the SOUTH, the new trail skirts the development at 7 Springs just north of the Pritts Distillery Road crossing, winding through a wooded hill side, eventually bringing the hiker out at the top of 7 Springs ski slopes, near the Gunnar ski lift. New trail marker posts have been installed. Hiking from the NORTH across the ski slopes, the trail now continues along a tree line, just below Lake Tahoe, following new trail marker posts through to the top of the slopes and enters the woods again just beyond the Gunnar ski lift.
  • 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.

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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  • educational_program

    Education Programs

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • historical_site

    Historical Places

  • scenic_View

    Scenic View

  • fishing


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    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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