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Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania - Hiking





Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania Statistics

Difficulty

Very hard

Distance

3 KM

Elevation gain

37 meters

What are the activities at Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania?

Laurel Hill, also known as Laurel Ridge or Laurel Mountain, is a 70-mile-long (110 km) mountain in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains. This ridge is flanked by Negro Mountain to its east and Chestnut Ridge to its west. The mountain is home to six state parks: Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, Linn Run State Park, Kooser State Park, Laurel Hill State Park, and Ohiopyle State Park. The 70-mile-long (110 km) Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail runs the length of the ridge. Two state forests, comprising over 22,000 acres (89 km2), are located on Laurel Hill: Gallitzin State Forest and Forbes State Forest. State Game Lands 42 and 111 are also located on the mountain and also comprise a little over 22,000 acres (89 km2). Laurel Hill has an average elevation of 2,700 ft (820 m) along its length, while there are individual "knobs" that rise above 2,900 ft (880 m). The highest point is above the Seven Springs Mountain Resort at 2,994 ft (913 m). Laurel Hill is flanked on its north end by the Conemaugh Gorge and on its south end by the Youghiogheny Gorge, both water gaps being approximately 1,700 ft (520 m) in depth. The ridge continues north of the Conemaugh Gorge for several miles as Rager Mountain, which reaches an elevation of 2,580 feet (790 m). South of the Youghiogheny Gorge, a short ridge, generally still labeled Laurel Hill, at the edge of Ohiopyle State Park, reaches above 2,920 feet (890 m). Laurel Ridge marks the western edge of Pennsylvania's ridge and valley geographic province and its meeting line with the Allegheny Plateau region to the west. It was a significant obstacle to the westward movement of goods during the colonial era. The city of Johnstown and borough of Ligonier are located near its northern end, while the boroughs of Confluence and Ohiopyle are located towards its southern end. Two major highways cross Laurel Hill, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 30. The abandoned Laurel Hill Tunnel goes beneath Laurel Hill. A number of smaller state roads cross at other points on the mountain.

What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
40.023446 -79.31045

What are the coordinates and address of Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania?

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What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Laura Kiel
Laura Kiel
Pretty cool place.You will love for sure! :-)
7 years ago
William Patten
William Patten
It's a real pleasure to go there.
7 years ago
Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez
Mission accomplished. It's fab!!
7 years ago
Boris Gau
Boris Gau
You need to try this place.
7 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania?

36.57 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No