Cucumber Falls

Cucumber Falls was one of the destinations on a trip Hope and I took in late June of 2018. Since Falling Water had been close by, we decided go ahead and take a tour while we were in the area. If you are not familiar with Falling Water, it is a home that was built by Frank Lloyd Wright (known for his forward thinking architecture) in 1936 next to a waterfall.

If your not too interested in Falling Water, there are plenty of other trails in Ohiopyle State Park. After Cucumber Falls and Falling Waters, we strolled around the small town there, visiting both, Ohiopyle Falls and the Great Allegheny Passage Bridge.

If biking is more your activity of choice, there is a bike trail that stretches through Ohiopyle State Park for miles in either direction called, the Great Allegheny Passage.

Similar to my most recent previous post, if swimming is where you’re interests lie, this area too has a natural water slide. If you were to continue hiking past Cucumber Falls along Meadow Run Trail for 0.7 miles, you’ll reach the Natural Water Slides.

The unique aspect for this particular falls is the fact that you can walk behind to the other side, which would be a nice spot to sit on one of the dry ledges to meditate, take in the now, or read.

If kayaking is more your style, you’ll find river access to Youghiogheny River 0.1 miles past Cucumber Falls where this shot was taken:

If you look on Google Maps by the river, you can see a couple of kayaks.

The Deets

NameCucumber Falls
LocationStewart Township, PA
Parking/Trailhead39.862827, -79.502748
Trail NameMeadow Run Trail
Hike Length< 0.1 miles

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