walking
6 days ago

This website is absolute garbage, and has provided no valuable information for trail access because it is glitchy and unorganized. I still have no idea how to access the trail from downtown after trying to navigate this site for the last 25 minutes.

Modified the loop here a little on our way down when we saw some switch backs and thought "eh why not." Kind of treacherous with little ones. The footing is all shale and can be quite slippy but if you take your time, you'll be fine. Went when the leaves were bare and aside from the lower part of the trail it wasn't the most exciting hike, but nice for being right in the middle of the city.

We did 4.6 miles on this trail in just over 3 hours, with stops, with three kids; 8, 6 and 3.5. A nice hike with some elevation change, interesting water features and wildlife.

walking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

on the way back is a little treacherous, but the views are beautiful and it's a really fun hike! Will probably come back in the future

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My family and I have done this loop so many times and it is always pleasant. It also works well to park at one end of the park and walk into Oakland for a museum visit or to sit on the Plaza.

No surprises on this loop.

walking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

5 stars as an easy and safe way to bike/walk commute downtown. But I wouldn't recommend coming here specifically to see the trail. Paved, not very interesting.

road biking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Perfect bike riding trail!

Great trail!

trail running
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Really enjoyed this trail. There are many interconnecting trails it was hard to keep track, so I just ran wherever I felt. The park is so small that it doesn't really matter. I would get off the main trail and explore. From out of town and will come back. I liked it better than Frick Park.

walking
Saturday, May 19, 2012

We went today and have a few suggestions. Great place to bike, flat running, walking. It's not hiking all paths are concrete.

walking
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I guess if you are stuck living in the city then this is a good place to exercise. It's all paved and easy to bike, run or walk. Roller bladed it years ago. I found it to be a highly stressful place though. A good portion of it runs right along rt 376 or Baum Blvd (or something? I don't know the names of all those roads near the city) It was interesting to end up at the Allegheny County Jail on 1st or 2nd ave. We actually saw some faces looking out at us from the tiny windows -- we waved...

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2011

There are a series of interconnecting trails that allow one to extend the length of their hike. There are some pretty views. There are upper and lower trails, with a stream running in the middle of the bottom loop, creating a small ravine-like setting. There is also a connected trail that loops around a small lake. There a few frustrating elements for hikers. For instance, you have to pay a couple of bucks for a park map, which strikes me as a rip off. Also, you buy the maps at the so-called welcome and visitor center -- which is actually little more than a cafe and is closed for most of the weekend, which is when the park is most used. There are a lot of other facilities at the park so that you can get in more than one activity. The park is pretty familly-oriented, with features like playgrounds and a seasonal ice skating rink.

hiking
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trail running
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