Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
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.

trail running
8 days ago

Nice trail along the Monongahela

walking
8 days ago

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

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.

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.

1 month ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

Great for families

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!

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
9 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.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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!

100 mile ruck march from Confluence PA to Boston PA.

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

rode connellville to confluence 56 miles round trip. 5 -15-17.... awesome ride..nice peaceful country road

Friday, April 14, 2017

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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