Explore the most popular hiking trails near Murrysville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Hanks trail is 1.69 miles. Nice quick little loop.

trail running
2 months ago

Multiple trails, lots of hills, dog friendly.

Heavily overgrown, inconsistently blazed, lots of downed trees, and (today at least) waterlogged and extremely buggy for much of the way. This hike was so miserable I elected to walk back along the road. I started at Walter Nature Reserve and pushed all the way through to Townsend Park. The most confounding spots were where the trail crosses private/residential land; Landowners (I assume) have put up signs admonishing hikers to "stay on the trail", but the blazes aren't visible due to absence or heavy overgrowth. The overgrowth and infrequent use means that in these ambiguous situations it's frequently not even apparent where the trail *might* be. I did lots of aimless wandering around. If you're going to do this one, wear gaiters and/or heavy pants to protect your legs from the prevalent thorns. FWIW, I didn't hear any shooting, but like the other reviewer, I went on a weekday morning, so probably not a peak time for the shooting ranges. I was eventually able to make it all the way through, but this trail needs a lot of work.

Large park with many trails but they are meandering and fairly boring. Decent for mountain biking though

Great park with multiple trails. Dogs have to be on leashes now though :( The ticks are OUT OF CONTROL. I stay don the path and walked out with 6 ticks in my hair. Be careful.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

A nice little walk on a nice little afternoon.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Paths are narrow and seem to be meant for just mountain bikers. Wear a bright shirt if you're hiking so that bikers see you. Still a beautiful hike with signs marking the types of trees.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

I hiked outer loop of trails, beginning with Hank's trail, then to the Cheeky Chipmunk (Hemlock) trail, then to the Brian Palmer (Hornbeam) trail, then to the White Oak Trail, then to the Red Maple trail, and back to Hank's trail.

This was an AWESOME trail. I loved it!!

Trails are well marked, you will not get lost. There are markers naming many of the varieties of trees, and occasional benches on the trail.

On Hank's trail the bird songs were AWESOME! As good as that room in the National Aviary on the North Side, just with local birds.

There were also butterflies and damselflies often.

More information and printable trail maps at murrysvilletrails.org and pvpark.org

There are some nettles and poison ivy near side of trail, and on portions of Hank's trail there is the possibility of ticks. This is something I don't care about, but if you don't know what poison ivy looks like or you don't know when to check for ticks... learn first!

Some portions were slick and muddy when I went, unsuitable for trail running.

There is a bike repair station at the trailhead, which is cool.

hiking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

This park is really close to home, and great for a quick hike. There's a lower path that runs along a creek (which I love!), and I didn't hear a single gunshot, though I was only there until about 10:30am on a weekday. There's also a wider, more level trail that runs atop the small valley, which you can incorporate into a loop (as opposed to turning around and walking the same path back).

hiking
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ticks! Not very scenic, and next to a couple gun ranges. Constant shooting.

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trail running
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