Dark Hollow Woods Trails is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakmont, Pennsylvania 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

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.

2 months ago

I love it here! Go here regularly.

3 months ago

Awesome trail if you’re just looking for a short adventure! Not many trail markers, if any but if just keep some sense of awareness of where you are, you’ll be fine! The several bridges you’ll cross are kept up on pretty well.

6 months ago

A beautiful trail with a nice babbling creek running through the middle. A joy in every season to help you forget that you are in the city.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Awesome! Upkeep with bridges and stepping stones is wonderful. It shows that love goes into the park.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

great hike with a nice mix of water, trees, bridges, rock outcroppings, and trail terrain! No real trail markers but not too hard to keep track of where you are.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful but potentially dangerous drop off.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

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.

Friday, August 01, 2014

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.

Monday, July 01, 2013

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.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

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.

7 months ago

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