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It’s a walk in the park where you can also enjoy The Frick Mansion. Great city park

Hiked this out and back in two sections.

Day #1 - Started at Mcconells Mill and hiked to about a mile past Walnut Flats and back. The steady rain made footing pretty tricky but it was a challenge with some amazing views. Total - 10.5 miles

Day #2 - Started from Hell’s Hollow and hiked just short of Walnut Flats and back. On way back to car we took the Hells Hollow falls trail which was beautiful. Total - 7.5 miles.

Overall the trail was challenging and had lots of stream crossings, rocky terrain and some sizable elevation. A must if your in the area.

Favorite place to hike!

awesome trail, beautiful views. definitely not a beginner hiker's best option. some of the hill climbs are steep, but the trail is well marked and very easy to follow. we took our time & it was about a 4-1/2 hour hike from hells hollow falls to the covered bridge at mcconnels mill. also, we didnt see ANY litter along the whole hike, not did we see many people!

Excellent forest stroll. easy for beginning hikers. For us a nice back yard afternoon walk.

Nice moderate hike I do with my dog. About 70 minutes at a moderate pace with a few stops for doggie sniffs.

Hey, it's walking along the side of the highway through the park. There are nice bits to it, but it's rather dull otherwise. I will say the bike and walking lanes are well marked. There's plenty of traffic along this loop, both from bikers and walkers and people just going by in their cars.

I started at the boathouse and worked my way around clockwise. Occasionally there's a little bit of an incline here and there, but nothing that will drain you of any real energy. It's really just an endurance of basically every other walk you've probably had in your life expanded into something a little longer. It is good for kids, though, and there are a few playgrounds along the way as well as various pavilions to take a break if you need one.

Another great trail at North Park. Excellently marked with green blazes. You won't get confused or turned around here. Entry can either be found adjacent to the playground over at the Flagstaff pavilion, or the School House pavilion across from the church.

I entered from the Flagstaff area. Having done that, I would rate the first leg of this trail as easy/low moderate to moderate on the second leg. This is due to the fact that if you follow the trail in this direction, you will encounter quite a few hills. They're not too difficult, but they do come in quick succession, with some being a bit more of a climb than others. I had to stop a couple times to have some water as it was pretty muggy during my hike. You'll know when you're about to hit the second leg of the trail going this direction when you encounter the first big turn to the left.

Going the other direction seems like it would be easier all the way through with only a couple notable hills that were trickier going down than they would be climbing up. I would definitely say this trail would be a great, fun ride with your mountain bike.

Compared to the North Park Loop Trail, this one is much less rootsy and easier to navigate. There are also no slick rocks to avoid and little to no wet/muddy areas. There are plenty of fallen trees that dot the sides of the trail that are pretty cool to look at. Note that during my hike, I encountered no trees actually blocking the trail as written in a couple other reviews here, so that problem has definitely been addressed.

Definitely take some water with you as this trail is a bit of a nice workout. I managed to finish it in 40 minutes, which surprised me as it felt like it was taking longer, probably due to my stopping for short breaks after some of the hills. There weren't too many bugs, which is always good and I saw some rabbits and squirrels running about. All in all, a great and very pleasant hike.

Reminds me of when I used to go exploring on the trail in our local forest as a kid. Lots of tree roots, a few slippery river rocks here and there, and three or four moderate-to-steep hills. I may have been going backwards on it (not that it matters as both ways are well-marked) as I kept crossing paths with people coming the other way. It certainly would have made going up a couple of those hills (instead of down like I did) a bit easier due to their grades and the fact that it was a little slick in spots.

Definitely a moderate workout, though it's the first trail I chose to hike in North Park. Bring some water and maybe a protein bar if you decide to take a break. There are plenty of tree stumps and other spots to the side of the main trail to take a rest as necessary, I also saw plenty of bike tire tracks in the muddier sections, though I'm not sure if I'd want to bike this one in certain sections.

Beautiful trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic scenic trail! Walking along the river with the sounds and sights of the white water rapids and seeing some kayakers was terrific. Very pretty scenery with bridges and waterfalls and large rock formations - plenty to see! Not as hilly as I expected (definitely some hills in certain areas just expected more) but be careful on this trail as it lives up to its name "Slippery Rock" and it is very easy to fall on rocks if you aren't focusing on your steps. Did it with my 12 year old son and he loved it. We do a lot of hiking and this is the most scenic and challenging trail (in terms of terrain) we have done to-date. Bring plenty of water and bug spray! Highly recommend this trail but just stay focused and be cautious!

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail along the Monongahela

Hiked this trail over the weekend. Started at Hells Hollow and went to Eckert Bridge and back. It was definitely a challenging trail with a lot of rocks and roots. Make sure your ankles are supported if that is a common issue for you. Took a bit of time off trail and stopped to eat. Took us about 7 hrs for two out of shape wandering types. The trail was well marked and at no time did I feel like I was in danger. There were some muddy parts and fallen trees to climb over but we felt like it made things more interesting. Walnut Flats is a nice relaxing walk after the big inclines. The rocks are definitely slippery so the trail is true to name. We drove from Cleveland to hike this trail and it was absolutely worth it. I only wish I had the energy to make it down Kildoo trail as well. Will definitely check it out again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for hiking or biking!

Great place to explore and get a little nature in the city!

walking
3 months ago

This is what everyone thinks about when you mention North Park.
It is an easy though long-ish walk depending on the speed of your party. The majority of the path is beside a road and fairly removed from the lake or woods. It is also very popular so expect lots of families, joggers, dogs, etc. There are some lovely views, especially of the Boathouse, and it's fun to see all the different people enjoying the park too.
It is nice when you want an easy walk to maybe chat with friends but there are better trails if you want a real work out or be more immersed in nature.

Very nice section of the LHHT. Mild variations in elevation and the shelter area is well laid out.

This trail is awesome!

4 months ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

trail running
4 months ago

My favorite place for morning cardio! The Bradament trail is my favorite quick cardio route.

backpacking
4 months ago

Nice hike for an overnight backpacking trip. Trail can be pretty muddy in wet weather, especially around Seven Springs where morons tear it up on bicycles despite the signs saying not to. The steep descent and equally steep ascent around the 6 mile mark is pretty tough.

i like the trail it was hard but it was worth it i plan on going back soon

Completed 7/8/18

This was my second attempt at this trail, the first being a year ago when I moved to PGH. It was definitely easier than before, but the rolling climbs are harder than expected! Total, the out and back took 6.5 hours with a considerable rest stop at the Mill. Our pace was brisk, so make sure you're physically ready to complete this trail. The portion near Eckhart Bridge is really beautiful - save time for photo stops if that's your thing.

4.5/5

walking
4 months ago

We walked the entire length of the trail about back, which was about 15 miles. The foot traffic near the falls was pretty heavy, but along the trail we only ran into a few people. Very much enjoyed the walk.

zigzag up and down trail that can be paired with red blaze to make loop. too many bikers for my liking

nice trail, but they have done some construction or logging on a portion of the train. not sure exactly what. trail difficult to follow in these areas. would be one star more if not for that.

This isn’t an official trail but a random collection of different trails in the park so nothing is marked but it’s not terribly difficult to follow. Tracked it at 5.5 miles in 2 hrs.

5 months ago

Beautiful, but technical trail.

5 months ago

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