The Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map will help you plan all your adventures in and around Forbes State Forest, Ohiopyle State Park and the Laurel Highlands region.
These maps are AMAZING!! Thank you for making them❤️❤️❤️❤️ - Danielle from PA
A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief, and all the key details you need to plan your adventures: backroads and trails, trail use designations, road surfaces (paved/gravel/4wd), parking access, campsites, public lands, historic sites and more.
This beautiful region includes parks and forests, quaint mountain and river towns, and tons of opportunity for outdoor recreation, family activities and visiting historic sites. Hiking, biking, boating, camping - this part of Pennsylvania has it all!
"Got my map today in time to plan our biking/hiking/rafting trip to Ohiopyle State Park next week. This map is so frigging detailed I told my wife we don’t even need to take the trip – we can just find endless adventures simply gazing at the map!" - Gordon in North Carolina
Super easy to get to: Located within 200 miles of several major metro areas including Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands offers something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Lizard Maps are durable, waterproof, and give you the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in your back pocket. One side features the Laurel Highlands region at a scale of 1:87,000 (1 inch = 1.3 miles) and the other side is a detailed map of Ohiopyle State Park at a scale of 1:27,200 (1 inch = 0.4 mile). Includes both lat./lon. and UTM coordinate systems.
Public land: seven Pennsylvania State Parks: Laurel Ridge, Laurel Hill, Laurel Summit, Laurel Mountain, Linn Run, Kooser, Ohiopyle; and most of Forbes State Forest, Bear Run Reserve at Fallingwater, State Game Lands 50, 51, 82, 111, 265, 271, 296; and much of Western Pennsylvania's famed Laurel Highlands.
Destinations: historic sites of Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, Ferncliff Peninsula National Landmark, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Braddock’s Grave, Jumonville Glen, and the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Roads: all Lizard Maps show which roads are paved, dirt/gravel or 4wd roads as well as which are gated. Perfect for bicyclists, dual sport riders and overlanders looking to put together a remote backcountry route across public lands.
Major hiking trails: miles 0-46 of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) from its beginning at Ohiopyle State Park north to the Rt 30 Shelters, including designated Adirondack Shelters along the route, trailhead parking access, permit information, and distance between shelters.
Major biking trails: over 80 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Rail Trail, including the Big Savage Tunnel, the Eastern Continental Divide, Keystone Viaduct, Salisbury Viaduct and Pinkerton Tunnel from the PA/MD state line to the PA Turnpike at Smithton, PA.
Even more trails! Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing, snowmobiling and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities, including Sheepskin Trail, Coal and Coke Trail and the Indian Creek Valley Trail.
Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, river access, boat launches, climbing areas, reservable car camping sites, scenic overlooks, observation towers, waterfalls and lizard spots.
Natural Areas plus and special designated areas: Quebec Run Wild Area, Roaring Run Natural Area and Mount Davis - the highest point in Pennsylvania. For boaters the Middle and Lower sections of the Youghiogheny River with rapid names, put-in and take-out locations; Youghiogheny River Lake, Cranberry Glade Lake, High Point Lake and the Quemahoning Reservoir. The many waterfalls of Ohiopyle and the Laurel Highlands are noted, as well as the historic covered bridges throughout the region.
Towns: Addison, Connellsville, Confluence, Donegal, Meyersdale, Mount Pleasant, Perryopolis, Scottdale, Smithton, Somerset, and Uniontown, PA.
Lizards! The little purple Lizards you’ll find scattered on the map signify an interesting spot to check out. The Legend says “ This Could Mean Anything: cool place, sweet view, local legend”.
Want to dive in and start planning? Order the downloadable Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Adventure List - the perfect companion to your Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Map!
Want a preview? Check out our Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands photo album on Facebook
Check out the PA Lizard Adventure Pack and explore some of our other titles!
Seven Pennsylvania Lizard Maps: Loyalsock-Worlds End, Michaux, Moshannon-Quehanna, Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands, Pine Creek, Raystown, and the Rothrock Lizard Map.
Two West Virginia Lizard Maps of the Monongahela National Forest: Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and Elkins-Otter Creek. The best trails in southeast Ohio can be found on our Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map and our amazing Rincon Lizard Map and Guide to surf breaks and beaches on our favorite Caribbean Island.
All you need now is a year off!
Purchased separately this collection is $173.00.
Big Adventures need big maps - and we have a massive amount of Pennsylvania covered for you. You will not find a better collection of PA maps for exploration and adventure!
Our collection of 7 Pennsylvania Adventure Series Lizard Maps opens up a massive swath of territory that includes public land across 9 State Forests, countless State Gamelands and the massive chunk of land and water that is the Army Corp of Engineers Pennsylvania crown jewel; Raystown Lake. From just below the NY border you can explore south to Raystown Lake and continue to Michaux State Forest and the Maryland state line. Follow the Mason-Dixon line west to Forbes State Forest on the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Map.
"Getting lost and finding your way again is part of the adventure...if you are following a red line on a screen all those opportunities don't exist, they're sort of taken away." Elspeth Beard, the first British woman to travel the world by motorbike.
From North to South: Loyalsock-Worlds End Lizard Map, Pine Creek Lizard Map, Moshannon-Quehanna Lizard Map, Rothrock Lizard Map, Raystown Lizard Map, Michaux Lizard Map and the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
Purchased separately this collection is $117.00
Note- we are sold out of the Bald Eagle Lizard Map and it is not included with these 7 maps.
There are thousands of miles of trails and backroads waiting for you, so be sure to request some time off from work; all 7 maps will make you a bit antsy to get out and explore. The Pennsylvania Adventure Pack also makes a great gift for your fellow adventures, or perhaps as a not-so-subtle hint for your couch potato friends to remind them there is life beyond the remote control.
Looking for ideas to explore our PA maps? Check out the PA Fall Adventure Guide and the other downloadable Lizard Adventure Guides that accompany each map, and be sure to look through the blog archives for our hikes and ride stories.
Health warning: continued use of these maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
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North of Interstate 80 is a different place. It's often referred to as the PA Wilds, which we think is a pretty good description. There are less people, less pavement, more dirt roads and more wild places. We call that a fair trade. and it's where we'd rather be most days.
We've made three maps of Pennsylvania State Forests north of 80: Loyalsock, Pine Creek and Moshannon. Loyalsock includes all of the Loyalsock State Forest and McIntyre Wild Area, the Pine Creek Lizard Map covers much of Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forests, and Moshannon-Quehanna includes Moshannon State Forest and the Quehanna Wild Area with sections of Elk State Forest.
These three maps represent some of the wildest, most remote places you can find in PA, with just enough civilization and small towns to keep you well supplied and comfortable if you choose to emerge.
Purchased separately, these three maps are $51. The Purple Lizard PA Wilds Pack is $45 and you get one of our sweet DCNR Boundary Stickers along with the set.
As our friend Van Wagner tells it:
“North of 80 it ain’t the same.
I don’t know how else to put it to explain.
There’s a different tune in the air.
There’s a northern feel, that makes it real everywhere.”
Van Wagner: Singer, songwriter, teacher.