Features to Experience
Besides caution around the cliff you'll also encounter a strenuous hike getting here. It's a significant elevation rise from the valley floor below.
How to Access
On Route 381 from Ohiopyle cross the river and turn right immediately after onto Garrett Street and follow that back to a parking area for the Laurel Highlands Trail. Occasionally this area is really congested from some businesses along this road. An alternative parking lot exists higher up on the ridge or park on the other side of Route 381. This would force a longer hike.
On a calm day you can hear the distant sound of the Youghiogheny River's rapids far below and occasionally rafters coming down the river as they encounter them.
Birds of prey can often be seen circling the heights along the gorge.
The Laurel Highlands Trail can be busy with hikers during certain parts of the season and you may encounter a group taking up residence at the overlook. Often walking a little further ahead on the trail and returning will give you the opportunity for privacy at the overlook. Thankfully the trail flattens out considerably beyond the overlook.