Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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.

Lots of trails

19 days ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

hiking
26 days 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.

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.

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.

Urban riverside bike rides are always nice and I feel like they're usually shorter than this one. It can be extended across the river to the Point State Park side. There is also free parking for the River trail along the Allegheny Valley Expressway along the more northern part of the bike trail. Great city vews.

Very nice scenery some trails aren’t maintained lots of water views.... definitely listen to the chick above like theirs so many gnats KEEP UR MOUTH SHUT!!!!! There’s no open way to get down to the creek.... I’ll come back in the fall

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.

birding
9 months ago

The trail is the exterior boundary of Gilfillan Farm, which was a private farm until the 70’s which raised sheep, cattle and crops. The upper meadows, as well as the perimeter trail, are open for walking to watch wildlife and take in some spectacular sunsets. Turkey, deer, skunks, cottontails, squirrel, raptors, etc. Lots of wildflowers as well. After a ramble, there are several coffee places within a mile.
BTW, they are serious about the No Dogs rule....Heidi.

Nice trail, easy uphill walk with convenient parking available.

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.

Great trail! Went from Waterfront to McKeesport and back. Kudos to those who maintain this wonderful trail.

Easy and fun bike ride! Pass Kennywood rides!

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!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nicely manicured trail for walking or running. I love that they don't allow dogs on the trail. They always get in the way and leave behind unpleasant reminders that they were there.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It was a great weeknight hike!

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

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