Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

hiking
10 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.

100 mile ruck march from Confluence PA to Boston PA.

walking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great mini vacation trip! Plan ahead for over night stays - the C&O trail is slightly better as there is free water pump stations and camp sites along the entire path - you usually have to pay to camp along the GAP

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.

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

This one took a couple days but it was beautiful.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

This was a really nice ride. The only thing was a lot of other riders. It took two days. (4 days ago and 3 days ago)

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.

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