Schenley Park Panther Hollow Trail

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Schenley Park Panther Hollow Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

walking
2 days ago

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
1 month ago

walking
4 months ago

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
5 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

Friday, May 20, 2016

walking
Friday, May 15, 2015

hiking
Monday, May 11, 2015

hiking
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Great trail!

walking
Saturday, September 27, 2014

walking
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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.