Explore the most popular walking 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.

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

hiking
9 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
10 days ago

Nice trail along the Monongahela

walking
11 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.

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

1 month ago

Construction is currently blocking access from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

trail running
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

We rode from the Heinz factory to the Penitentiary. Great ride.

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice park. Trails are well kept. Lots of dogs enjoying the outdoors. The trails can get confusing though and what I thought was gong to be a couple miles of hiking ended up being 8 miles and thee hours.

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

love the trail. Make sure to download a map before the start of your hike. there's a lot interlinking trails which could be a bit confusing. I come here with my boxador and make a pit stop at the dog park.

walking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great time with our chocolate lab, Winston. Next time we will challenge ourselves a little more. One warning, bikers were a little aggressive on the narrower parts, not sure I'd wear earbuds and not be able to hear them.

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.

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