Dunbar to Ohiopyle + ADD NEW ROUTE
36 in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania14 Miles Miles
on July 1, 2009
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Start in Dunbar, PA and head southeast out of town on Furnace Hill Road. About 2.5 miles later, the road changes names to Dunbar Ohiopyle Road and you just stay on this as it takes you into Ohiopyle State Park and runs into route 381.
The first couple miles are in the town of Dunbar. After that the road runs along side a trout stream then winds up the mountain with the road shaded by trees most of the way. At the top it opens up for a quick look over the hilltops then winds down past Cucumber Falls into Ohiopyle. You can't see the falls from the road, but there is a parking lot that is pretty well marked. The next falls is Ohiopyle, the Youghiogheny River flows over this one.
Pavement quality isn't the best, but this is a 45 mph ride. The turns can come up on you pretty fast so take you time. There is one turn that is pretty sharp. Much more fun going up the mountain than down.
As you leave the town of Dunbar the road runs along several miles of a 'catch and release fly fishing only' trout stream. When you get to the top of the mountain you can tour Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, built as a private residence. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This neighbors the Ohiopyle State Park. The park does have camping. At Oiopyle you can rent bicycles and ride the Yough River Trail, take a whitewater rafting trip, Kayak, hike the many trails, or just look at the natural beauty of the river. Not far from Ohiopyle is Falling Water, another Frank Lloyd Wright creation. For other destinations in the area visit http://www.laurelhighlands.org/.
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