TRHT - Station Square Trail

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TRHT - Station Square Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

river

views

Heavily trafficked "trail" on the Monongahela's south shore. The Station Square section of the Three Rivers heritage Trail is by far the least suitable for bicycles in the whole system so far. It takes you right through Bessimer Court at Station Square and if the weather is nice it will be literally packed with pedestrians. Even a jogger would have problems navigating the people loitering, enjoying the view or waiting for a table at any of the many restaurants. The only things to recommend this piece of trail are the artifacts left over from the steel mills that used to dominate Pittsburgh, a nice view of the city at the western terminus of this trail and the hope that one day it will truly connect to the other trails. This is literally Mile Zero of the Great Allegheny Passage. Take the Smithfield Street Bridge to connect to the Eliza Furnace Trail or ride the 4 or 5 blocks on back streets to get to the 9th St. terminus of the South Side Trail.

1 month ago

Thursday, April 14, 2016

More of a tourist location than a trail

walking
Sunday, September 29, 2013

My first "urban trail". Seems more of a night spot/tourist area to me. Lots of distractions.