Steel Valley Trail - The Waterfront is a 1.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Pittsburgh, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Crushed limestone pathway between shopping mega-plaza and river. (1 mile) What was once the vast Homestead Steel works has been reborn as The Waterfront, a huge collection of retail, corporate offices, restaurants and luxury townhouses. The Waterfront Trail a crushed limestone surface that runs along the southern shore of the Monongahela River. Gas lights illuminate the trail after dark and you will go by numerous restaurant patios and townhouse back porches. There is plenty of pedestrian traffic along this section of the trail. Utilizing seldom trafficked concrete sidewalks at either end, you can extend the trail to 2.5 miles total. Were it not for Sandcastle Water Park's resistance to having a bike trail go by their property, it would be a short connection west to the South Side section of the Three Rivers Heritage trail and then into Pittsburgh. Work is under way to connect various segments southeast to McKeesport and the Great Allegheny Passage.
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Nice continuation and connection to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Nice fairly level riding and walking, partially in the confines of the wonderful Waterfront complex with restaurants, hotels, deparment stores super markets and much more in the site of the torn down within the United States Steel making mills until the mid 1980's!