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Interesting place. Definitely the place to go if you want to meditate. Serene is the best description. Easy walk with the dogs. Paths well warn (if not marked) and easy to follow. It is curious how much effort has been put into the monoliths, stacked stones and small buildings throughout.

Conveniently in the city... with typical city background noise. Towpath Trail was fairly flat and well maintained. Lots of wildlife and vegetation to help you forget that you’re in the city. Got busier after “normal” work hours.

4 days ago

A lot of social trails in the area makes staying on the 'correct' path a little tricky. But as long as you know where the creek is, you're fine. Trail does go down to the creek. Lots of trees means that you don't get big sweeping views down to the creek all the way long. Probably nicer in fall with some colors.

Nice trail - moderate difficulty, nice variation in terrain. Our 7 and 9 year old were pretty tired after doing the large orange loop in 2h 20m. We parked at the Alpine St lot - we got the last spot at 10am on a Sunday, but there's plenty of street parking if you need. Trails are well marked, but Alltrails with GPS definitely helps - we didn't have to double back once. Not much in the way of views except when you reach the powerlines, but lots of nice rock formations, streams and wildlife.

mountain biking
6 days ago

it's a nice ride, no matter what anyone says. there is only one area where noise from I-476 is almost overwhelming. otherwise, it is very fun for everyone.

6 days ago

Beautiful views of the rivers and downtown Pittsburgh from way up high. Nice network of connecting trails through the woods. Some parts by the roads have some broken glass so be careful with your dogs feet if you take them.

Well I didn’t really like the transition from pavement to soft pack part of the trail was closed due to wash outs

Beautiful scenery

7 days ago

Beautiful trail, lots of nice bridges, falls are terrific. Fun for kids.

Nice trail run.

trail running
7 days ago

Nice trail along the Monongahela

8 days ago

Pristine trail/walking/biking area in front of the stadium and along the water with great views of the city

I love it here! Go here regularly.

was very interesting, lots of interesting rock features to see, but not a very long or strenuous walk/hike. was good because I am in recovery from foot surgery. Parking is tough not much very close to road, but the guy was asking for donations to improve so we donated.

19 days ago

We had a great time today on this hike. We did High Cliffs and added the loop on the other side of Stover Park Rd, for a total of about 6.2 miles. The extra loop allowed us to descend to the creek, where we took a rest and cooled off with a wade. All in all, the shade was appreciated, the views were really nice, the trail easy to follow, and we even got to see some rock climbers at work. Great morning.

It's a great trail with beautiful scenes of Pittsburgh. I recommend using the app as there are some places where it's good to check back with to make sure you're on the trail.

Short and sweet. Wish it was longer.

trail running
20 days ago

Not a fan of the multiple surface types.

Well-maintained easy quick loop with lots of old growth forest and some cute bridges. Easy hike.

21 days ago

Very scenic and easy but poorly marked. We walked in circles trying to find our way on multiple occasions.

Great trail, loves the mystery at every turn. I brought my dog and she's not human friendly or dog friendly. There is a dog that lives on the grounds and he is off leash. If I would've known I wouldn't have brought my dog. Just a heads up for all of you pet owners!

It was a nice trail, it was our first time hiking there

Very interesting place - peaceful, relaxing and a great walk for families!! My kids thought it was very cool. Very easy walk (we had a 3 year old) yet beautiful!

Thankfully I had this app, there is barely any signage!! Almost all shade which was great. My dog loved it, too!

Lovely in all seasons, not too trafficked as to be annoying but there's almost always someone out there. Pretty views of the lakes, a little highway noise but not too intrusive.

25 days ago

Local Gem. Pennypack Rail Trail and the Preserve gives the feeling of being way out in the country, yet is right outside city limits.

Love this trail!!

Very Easy trail great for a quick walk. There are many very beautiful bridges that follow a wonderful stream. The 30foot waterfall is Definatly the highlight, but there are a few other small gems along the short hike. An observation deck is along the side of the waterfall, great for picture snapping.

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