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

13 days ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

Great for families

love this park... period.

Modified the loop here a little on our way down when we saw some switch backs and thought "eh why not." Kind of treacherous with little ones. The footing is all shale and can be quite slippy but if you take your time, you'll be fine. Went when the leaves were bare and aside from the lower part of the trail it wasn't the most exciting hike, but nice for being right in the middle of the city.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is more like a walk through the woods than a hike...but what a walk it is. You are almost guaranteed to see deer, alot of deer! You may also come across horse back riders. I recomend this trail for families.

Great dog friendly park! There's even a fenced in dog area behind the Observatory on top of the hill. There's also a beautiful clearing down at the bottom of the park with a stone pavilion. Quality city park best for quick trips.

I don’t know if it was the day or time of day we came but the trail was FULL of bugs! And it definitely was not an “easy” trail. There were a lot of hills, uneven terrain, and fallen trees to climb over. Some of the trails were very narrow and you could barely walk them. I will probably try a different trail at the park but this one was not good.

Lost my dogs tags on the blue trail...please keep an eye out for them!! The tag would have a rubber ducky and "Garth" on it. Thank you!!!

many trails are well marked. maps are also usually available in the mailbox by the log cabin. pressed dirt trails. nice for hiking, running, and biking.

Trails are short but have some steep areas. Some trails are rather narrow, but others are wide and paved with gravel. Good wildlife viewing; I saw ground hog, deer, Canada geese, and turtles, among the more common wildlife. Reserve consists entirely of reverting farmland, so do not expect mature woods. Overall, not bad considering the reserve's suburban setting.

very nice park. Terrain is a little rough in spots but still navigable.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

fine 1.3 mile loop hike with three small kids. nice playground. cool to see the observatory.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Pretty simple riverside walking trail.

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

Great place to run or ride your bike around the loop. There are great trails off of the loop as well!

walking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

we did 4 different trails and went up around the back of the wave pool. it was a beautiful day and the trails good. One place on the orange trail had a tree down but it was negotiable. Sweet hike.

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

nice, very short trail. not sure you could squeeze a mile out of it no matter how many times u cut off to another trail. bit its nice if you have a dog and are looking for a short walk in the woods

walking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

5 stars as an easy and safe way to bike/walk commute downtown. But I wouldn't recommend coming here specifically to see the trail. Paved, not very interesting.

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is NOT a stroller friendly trail! omg someone wrote that and i had a hard time. me and my kids fell down a hill but a nice man helped us out. we didnt get hurt and had fun. nice trail though! i will go back with the baby carrier.

Although it's rated "easy" this is a beautiful trail for all seasons. The grassy meadows surrounding the pond provide a wonderful introduction to the wooded trails that lay beyond.
Take note that the upper trails cross a private paved driveway.
Pine Hollow Trail is my favorite~

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Beautiful wooded area. dog loves chasing deer..

First timers. This was a fun trail. We had a great time.

The tree lookout is really something and totally worth it. Very relaxing yet does challenge you enough while you hike. I love it here.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

So relaxing and the waterfall over the little bridge is beautiful. Very easy and short trail but so worth it.

road biking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Perfect bike riding trail!

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