Ohiopyle State Park 2021 Fall Foliage Update

Fall foliage views at Ohiopyle State Park.

I’ve visited Ohiopyle State Park countless times, but October 30, 2021 may have been the single best fall foliage day I’ve ever personally experienced there!

Fall foliage at Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage at Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

I started my morning at Baughman Rock Overlook, where a veil of fine mist and dense valley fog hung over Ohiopyle far below.

Fall foliage at Baughman Rock Overlook at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage at Baughman Rock Overlook at Ohiopyle State Park.

I made my way down into the valley and next stopped at Cucumber Falls, which may have looked as good today as I’ve ever seen it on an October day.

Fall foliage views from the top of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage views from the top of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

From Cucumber Falls I made my way to the Ferncliff Trail, stopping along the way to photograph Ohiopyle Falls.

Fall foliage around Ohiopyle Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage around Ohiopyle Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

After completing the Ferncliff Trail loop, I walked across the Low Bridge to the Falls Market for a cup of coffee, to recharge for my final hike of the day.

Fall foliage around the Low Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage around the Low Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park.

Recaffeinated, I headed to Meadow Run.

Fall foliage along Meadow Run at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage along Meadow Run at Ohiopyle State Park.

The fall foliage along the Meadow Run Trail was outstanding everywhere, and the Lower Cascades on Meadow Run looked particularly good.

Fall foliage around the Lower Cascades at Ohiopyle State Park.
Fall foliage around the Lower Cascades at Ohiopyle State Park.

If you’re anywhere in western PA and enjoy fall foliage, get to Ohiopyle State Park ASAP!

Welcome to Ohiopyle mural.
Welcome to Ohiopyle mural.

For directions to the places I’ve mentioned here, check out my article on the 12 best places to view fall foliage at Ohiopyle State Park.

Fall foliage around the High Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands.
The High Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park.

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Rusty Glessner is an award-winning photographer, lifelong Pennsylvanian, and creator of the PA Bucket List travel blog.

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