Tharp Knob Vista Overlook

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View from Tharp Knob Vista Overlook

Tharp Knob is scenic vista from a grassy summit above Ohiopyle with a gorgeous view looking east of the Youghiogheny River and Gorge meandering through Laurel Ridge with its rugged slopes and knobs. Along the river town of Ohiopyle is partially visible and looks like a quaint little village that is dwarfed by the enormous wild natural terrain that surrounds it. Some benches are present to allow you to take the scene and if the conditions are right you can hear the river rapids from the valley some 600 feet below you.

Features to Experience

Ferncliff Peninsula Laurel Ridge Low Ohiopyle Bridge Sugarloaf Knob Tharp Knob Youghiogheny River Youghiogheny River Gorge


The slope could be a challenge for certain visitors.

How to Access

Park at the Tharp Knob Picnic Area and follow signs up a hill where you'll emerge into a meadow with an opening cut in the trees at the end.

Adjacent Places

Tharp Knob Picnic Area