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3 days ago

Perfect warm up trail. Bit muddy when I hiked but the group I was with started at ferncliff, and it was a great trail to stretch the legs on and enjoy the forest scenery.

Great challenge. As a beginner it was very tough. But we made it to the 6.4 mile spent the night then back out for some burgers and icecream at a great little place by the viewing spot. Took everything we had to get back. Not a good beginner trail but great views none the less!

Bridge down and signage to follow detour was hard. We walked around for 30 minutes before finding the right path. Wear bright colors! This trail goes through a hunting area. Overall great hike!

The recent trail revamp is great. They did a LOT of work rebuilding the bridges and securing water-side paths. A quick hike and great for jogging. Perfect for exploring families.

hiking
18 days ago

Enjoyed the trail. My fiance n I with our 2 dogs started at the Mineral Spring Trail head by the rangers office n picked up the Heritage Trail. Nice scenery and some good climbs. About 2 1/2 miles in came across a large tree the park must've cut down n left it lay across the trail. Was a bit difficult for the dogs to navigate over but not too bad. Definitely wet n muddy on some down hill. But all in all we had a great time.

hiking
20 days ago

Great little hike! Extremely beautiful especially today since it was a rainy day the water was really flowing. Was very very muddy though. So many cute little waterfall areas! The big waterfall is pretty big and was flowing! Very pretty! Love it!

hiking
24 days ago

Did a small portion of this trail. Created a loop that included the Wetlands Trail, Forest Trail, and Heron Trail - possibly a short portion of the Palomino Trail. Made for about a 5 mile loop. Great trail - well marked, good sights and challgenging! Will do again!

Words can’t describe the beauty of this trail. We hiked from Hell’s Hollow to Alpha Pass - 6 hrs. Very icy and slow going in March. Will do again and go the Kildoo path when the ice melts.

hiking
1 month ago

Coming up from the County Line TH, fairly step at first then a lot of rocks before leveling out near too.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy trail. Very little traffic until I got near the falls. This was my 1st hike at Ohiopyle, looking forward to alot more.

hiking
1 month ago

Great, little hike! It can be crowded, especially on a nice day. It can also get a little muddy after a rain or snow. It was beautiful, though, and we had a lot of fun! I wish it was longer!

Great hiking trail, very well maintained and beautiful views, always something new to discover. My wife and I hike from Hells Hollow parking lot to McConnell's mills and back. I don't recommend hiking it in the winter, can be very dangerous. Early spring is usually muddy and U have a couple of small run off creeks to cross over.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t love this one. Went in March and not much to look at with planes flying overhead fairly often so you don’t get to much of a nature feel. Good practice for the AT though with the steep climbs.

hiking
1 month ago

Bridges are all renovated and fixed. Muddy but great for kids. Little crowded at points but overall a good hike and close to Pittsburgh.

hiking
1 month ago

The Heritage trail is beautifully blazed! I made a 5 mile loop starting at Nichol road trailhead, going south on Heritage trail to Buckskin trail, and back out Nichol road. I’m not a fan of “road” hiking, but Nichol is more of a trail than a road. Buckskin trail is a horse trail so blazes are much less frequent, but it’s easy to follow. Only confusing spot was where it appeared there was a double blaze indicating a turn that wasn’t. Looked for it a bit, then decided to stick with the obvious path. The Heritage trail has multiple creek crossings and is wet! Hiking poles are a big help as are waterproof boots. I was able to keep water depth to about ankle deep, but it took a little work. My dog went along and managed well too. Saw a few footprints, but no other hikers til the last 1/4 mile.
I hiked another part of Heritage from Racoon park road last week. Again, great trail marking and good scenery. Lots of climb and not so wet on this section. Only met 2 others on the trail this day too.

This is a very strenuous challenge. Along the river was beautiful. Some of the small waterfalls were pretty. We went when the trail was snow covered in the morning & it warmed up to mid 40’s. Parts were extremely muddy & other parts were snow covered with ice underneath & very slick. I’m glad we did it but I would definitely wait for good weather. Lots of scrambling over rocks along the river. Prepare, plan ahead if you do the entire trail. It’s a long haul. I only recorded the second half on the way back from the bridge. Ended up being 12 miles & took us a total of 6 hours & 15 minutes of moving time.

2 months ago

Great hike in the winter not long but when the waterfall is frozen it’s beautiful.

Hike this almost everyday. Almost never see anyone. Excellent path network

hiking
2 months ago

gets very muddy and slick after any rain. very yuppie trafficked.

ride here regularly have to connect loops butit is pretty well marked with new signs and blazes. not as crowded like north park

2 months ago

Lots of fun,bridges,rocks,creek crossings well maintained not very crowded. hard as you want it to be. love this trail! the mountain bike trail is hard the rail trail is easy

hiking
3 months ago

A bit littered and muddy, but to be expected in a city hike. Nice views. Have to cross the road once or twice.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Lots of steep climbs and large trees fallen across the path but I loved it.

nice for a city hike.

Great hike.. be sure to check out the falls! They are beautiful. This hike has a lot of hills and at some spots the path is alil rocky and a narrow! I will be doing that hike again!

Amazing trail, amazing views. Definitely challenging on the hills and not too much flat hiking except up in the ridge. Hiked in to the shelter area for an overnight and back the following morning. I think the first big climb on the return hike is the worst..."switchback mountain".

hiking
4 months ago

Decent hike... completed the out and back,...
Trail was marked very well and easy to navigate.

Just finished miles 46 thru 70 and it was absolutely amazing! Beautiful trail, nice overlook scenic views. Between mile 55 and 56 there are amazing rock formations you can’t miss! The shelters are amazing but they are at least 1/2 mile off the trail. It is Worth doing again. Also the last 4 miles are really beautiful and worth hiking from mile 70 backwards!

This is a gorgeous trail, and the sight and sound of the Slippery Rock Creek is wonderful. I would agree with the rating of difficult even though the climbing was only moderately hard. The terrain is very rough; you are dealing with constant rocks and roots and in November at least, slippery and muddy spots. I went only 9.5 miles total in and back, but due to bad knees and a herniated disk in my back, I was struggling the last couple of miles! Took me 5 hours to go from the Mill to almost Hell’s Run and back again. Highly recommended for more serious hikers.

I very nice hike. At times it was demanding, with some long climbs! This definitely was a moderate to hard hike for me-just like I like them! Beauty all around and well taken care of. Only got in 8.5 miles, but will do it again soon!!!

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