Dark Hollow Woods Trails

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Dark Hollow Woods Trails is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakmont, PA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.2 miles 150 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly




Nice system of short trails through hilltop woods, gorges, and along Plum Creek. Penn Hills Community Park can be accessed on the opposite side of Plum Creek.

19 days ago

Great little short walk in the woods near home. I am not sure I agree with the trail rating of "moderate", very easy 1 mile loop. There is a foot bridge to cross the creek and connects the park to Penn Hills park.

Beautiful but potentially dangerous drop off.

5 months ago

Nice, quite, clean. Great place for dogs!!

6 months ago

Very cute park to take your dog to! Pretty steep trails which aren't clearly marked but nonetheless it was a good time.

1 year ago

The scenery was beautiful, but I thought there were too many hills, and not enough creek. I wasn't a fan of the multiple trails, they tell you that you need to stay on the trail, but the trails are not clearly marked. Also, we liked to stop and play in the creek, there was an easy access to deep, fast flowing water... Not safe at ALL! The trail said it was for all ages, but after walking it, I don't think it's kid friendly.

2 years ago

Nice trail, with quite a bit of alternative routes. Some steep inclines or more gradual, depending on which trail you take. A lot of nice valley views, as well as a good portion running along a smaller stream and then a larger one. The downside is that it is a pretty active trail, and parts of it runs near the loud PA Turnpike as well as Penn Hills Park, where there's usually a lot of activity.

3 years ago

Nice little trail system and very dog friendly. Well maintained and super clean for as many off leash dogs as we saw. Only warning would be some of the trails are very rocky and are very slippery when wet.

4 years ago

I hike portions of the trails frequently with my dog. Trails are pretty nice, though you can hear traffic on the PA turnpike a little ways off. This is a favorite place for people to bring their dogs and people and dogs are friendly.