Explore the most popular hiking 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.

11 days ago

Very nice trail for running and walking. Not so much for hiking, which is what I like to do. There are moderate grades which can give you a great workout. For hiking, I prefer another local trail because I am able to scale the hillside and do some climbing as well.

Love Riverview, great nature escape in an urban setting Nothing too difficult...

It’s a walk in the park where you can also enjoy The Frick Mansion. Great city park

No dogs and it’s a loop along route 19. It’s nice if you live in the neighborhood but don’t go out of your way.

2 months ago

My daily trek. You will fill like you’re away from it all right in the middle of the south hills suburbs.

I did a 6 day bikepacking trip with a friend in June and we went from Pittsburgh to DC on the GAP and C&O Tow Path. It was AMAZING! I would definitely do it again.

Seemed more moderate to me with some steep descents. Muddy when we were there.

Cool walk! Loved seeing the steel mill history & and seeing the goats too!

hiking
4 months 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.

trail running
4 months ago

Nice trail along the Monongahela

Tried this trail out for the first time March 2017, starting in Pittsburgh and ending in West Newton, approx. 35 miles. The trail itself is amazingly maintained through out by a couple different groups of volunteers. We had the pleasure of being greeted by the most helpful people the whole ride (alot just making sure we werent lost or hurt) along with two fantastic ladies cleaning up a little building in McKees Port equipped with bunk beds. They were kind enough to give us some GAP maps and other tips. Highly recommend exploring all parts of this trail, hoping to make it to DC by next year.

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.

Great place to explore and get a little nature in the city!

Such an interesting trail, with bridges, steps, and different paths. It is in a pretty neighborhood, too! Muddy, so bring sneakers, but didn’t get any cuts and bruises as the other traveler, so can’t speak to that. Was in August.

excellent trails

Lots of trails

5 months ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

trail running
5 months ago

My favorite place for morning cardio! The Bradament trail is my favorite quick cardio route.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice suburban park offering plenty of trails with a nice variety of scenery. Easy to forget you are close to the city in this park.

This isn’t an official trail but a random collection of different trails in the park so nothing is marked but it’s not terribly difficult to follow. Tracked it at 5.5 miles in 2 hrs.

Great for families

Great trail close to home. No dogs is not a negative. Dogs are fine but they should go to appropriate trails.

Really pretty old farm.. a hidden gem right on 19. I wish they’d allow dogs. I’ll admit I’ve taken my dog there a few times before I realized they weren’t allowed and no one said anything to me but I’d rather not chance it. I’m guessing it’s so as not to scare the cows but this trail would be perfect if I could bring my dog along!

love this park... period.

We rode from Frostburg to Perryopolis in two days, June 13 and 14, 2018. There was evidence of a cleared mud slide just before the turn off to Perryopolis, but had no problems getting around it - did not have to get off our bikes. It was an amazing two days with perfect weather and beautiful scenery. We stayed at the Parker House in Confluence the first night - a very nice home with several rooms for rent. The second night we stayed at The Inn at Lenora's in Perryopolis. We were the only guests so we had special attention and were treated like royalty, with breakfast (an enormous breakfast) included with our room rate. We appreciate all the volunteer work that goes in to keeping the Trail open.THANK YOU GAP VOLUNTEERS!

I rate this trail with one star because it doesn’t allow leashed dogs. I have asked multiple people on the trail and no one knows why there is a “no dogs” rule. Also, there were a few people that I asked about the rule that were disappointed that they couldn’t bring their dogs. Until there is a valid explanation for this rule, I rate it with one star for people attempting to walk their dogs.

Low traffic and slippery routes. A good cardio for the weekend.

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.

A nice trail in an urban park. Some parts are surprisingly secluded from the city. However, the trail is very confusing and could use more signs for navigation.

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