Bear Run Nature Reserve


Adjoining Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Ohiopyle State Park, Bear Run Nature Reserve's 4500+ acres has over 20 miles of marked trails. It lies along the west slope of Laurel Ridge, facing the spectacular Youghiogheny River gorge. As you traverse the Reserve's trails, you will experience an area of great natural diversity - from the beauty and solitude of dense oak and hemlock forest - to the sparkling-clear waters of Bear Run and Laurel Run - to a spectacular Youghiogheny River gorge overlook.

A trip to Bear Run Nature Reserve is a rich outdoor experience in any season of the year. You may use the trails for hiking, nature study, photography, backpack camping, ski touring-or just to he alone for awhile. For nature buffs, Bear Run Nature Rreserve offers an ideal setting.

This natural area is owned and protected by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. WPC hopes you will enjoy your visit to Bear Run Nature Reserve and asks that you help protect its natural beauty by leaving everything just as you find it.


Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Mill Run, PA 15464


Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice

Take US-40 E, Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Road and Kentuck Rd to Sr2017 in Stewart 37 min (24.2 mi)
Turn left onto PA-21 E 2.1 mi
Turn right to merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 2.3 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to take the US-40 E
exit toward Hopwood 0.4 mi
Continue onto US-40 E 7.3 mi
Turn left onto Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Road 3.2 mi
Continue onto Kentuck Rd 3.5 mi
Turn right onto Ohiopyle Rd 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Main St 0.6 mi
Continue onto PA-381 N/Mill Run Rd 1.9 mi
Turn right onto Sr2017

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While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Ohiopyle State Park
Kentuck Knob
Laurel Caverns



234 Balsinger Road
Village of Balsinger
Uniontown, Pa 15401

Bill and Nancy Ross
Inn Keepers



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