Harrison Hills Park: Rachel Carson Trail-Pond And River Overlooks Trails

EASY 26 reviews

Harrison Hills Park: Rachel Carson Trail-Pond And River Overlooks Trails is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harrison Twp, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
416 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

nature trips




wild flowers


4 months ago

Fantastic hike. Blazed perfectly. If you get lost your a moron.

7 months ago

Found the start this trail to be difficult to find (apparently the big Rachel Carson sign refers to a pavilion). It also links up with the 15 mile Rachel Carson trail outside of the park which is confusing. Best I can tell this trail is only a loop if you link up to another trail so make sure to map your route ahead or you'll end up taking a not so scenic trip along a major highway.

7 months ago

I love this park because the blazing is done super well and it's not a terribly hard hike. Be super careful on the southeast section of this loop though because there is a ton of broken glass on the path. There used to be dumping sites here before they formed the park and when there's a big rain, all the loose pieces come down the hill and litter the trail.

Monday, November 21, 2016

I have to disagree with the users who said this trail was well marked. The last nice day of the year we decided to try and hike this trail, but it was VERY poorly marked. I don't know why, but the yellow markings used to denote the rachel carson trail ended up taking us out of the park, and onto main roads in the neighborhood. Once we realized this was likely wrong, we were 2 miles out of the park. Last nice day of the year was a waste.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Really nice trail. Good workout for a 4 miler, plus beautiful changing landscape. Highly recommend.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice trail not too difficult

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very enjoyable trail with lots of different terrain and....horses?? Love this trail.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Saw a beautiful rainbow sitting at the pond! Overall great trail and greatly marked!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

One of my favorite spots to hike in Allegheny county. Well maintained and marked, scenic views of the Allegheny River will please the eyes, and a couple of hills challenge the legs.

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