Stunning 30-foot Falls
In Ohiopyle State Park, the steeply-descending waters of Cucumber Run spray in a veil over 30-foot Cucumber Falls just a short on-road ride from the Great Allegheny Passage. A short hiking trail among rhododendrons takes visitors to the sandstone ledge and crest of the falls, then down to its base, and finally, behind its cascading plumes. This may be one of the most popular spots in the park, and worth the detour off the GAP for a photo op — and on a hot day, for cooling off. Continue down the Meadow Run Trail to the Youghiogheny River to see rafters paddling by.
There is a designated parking area just above the falls, off Ohioyple Road. Maps are available at the state park visitor center.