Looking for a great trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 37 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Raccoon Creek State Park or Southside Riverfront Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Frick Park or North Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 27 easy trails in Pittsburgh ranging from 0.6 to 16 miles and from 711 to 1,335 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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lots of deer and squirrels, too many cars

Lovely city park, though this trail doesn't necessarily do it justice. I recommend parking by the Snowflake Trailhead and catching up with this route via Wissahickon, which is what I did. That part of the park feels very rural and I didn't see anyone else. A few trails around the park were closed, but there are enough paths around that you can really just follow the general outline and blaze your own route.

Beautiful quick trail- and deserted at noon on a beautiful autumn day! Definitely a hidden gem.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail. Not very easy from a navigation perspective if you don't hike constantly due to a number of cross section with other trails. will go back though.

Road the trail from Pittsburgh to Ohioplye and back. I had a wonderful experience (2days), the things your body cant do your mind will compensate for. It rained a good portion of the AM but the trail was in good condition, the rain jacket was a life saver and provided sustained body heat. The views were spectacular and the people very warm, I had a custom lunch tuna croissant and fries, oh how I needed the carbs. Upon arrival in Ohiopyle the it was pizza and beer and accommodations at Mackenzie House B&B im not much of a camper. This was my first endeavor and it was aggressive but hey thats why its considered and adventure. Next time....maybe Ocean Trails and desert heat. Will definitely do it again

Nice park trail. Easy access and free street parking. Quite easy but not without a little entertainment with different terrains and mild elevation changes.

Pros: family friendly, clean, lots of trail options, can be flat or hilly, in the city without feeling like you're in the city. Cons: not a lot of spectacular things to see (views/waterfalls), cyclists on the trail (keep your eyes open).

hiking
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

not very well maintained, and the blue blazes followed a completely different path than on the app. it was very overgrown and muddy. the path was meandering and interesting though. I would definitely recommend long sleeves and pants.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Trail has a tough uphill climb and scramble though a wash. Lots of slate and crumbly terrain before you get on a more maintained trail. The decent on this route of Jay’s Short Cut Trail is steep and has a lot of switchbacks- it’s primarily a mountain biking trail. Those are two tricky parts and could be tougher in wet or snowy weather. Lots of options though to move to more maintained trails throughout.

Beautiful and interesting trail

Rode 4 days from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. Day 1 we camped at Dravos's Landing. Great camp. Highly recommended. Day 2 we camped in Connellsville. I wish we would have ridden ahead and camped at Ohiopyle. Connellsville was like camping in a city. The "camp"/Adirondack shelters are behind a strip mall. Too much traffic for my taste. Day 3 camped at Husky Haven in Rockwood. Highly recommended. Isolated and they have showers and a guest house available to do bike repairs and charge your batteries. Day 4 rode to Cumberland. The gentleman who owns The Shop was incredibly kind and allowed us to wash our bikes and change clothes. Took the Amtrak back to Pittsburgh that night. I enjoyed the train but it runs really late. We didn't get back to Pittsburgh until around midnight. The trail conditions were great and everyone along the way was kind and hospitable. Note - I wouldn't suggest stopping in McKeesport. We learned it has a very high crime rate and I got that feeling as we went into town for supplies.

hiking
14 days ago

Lots of twists and turns. Great opportunity to stay in Pittsburgh but enjoy the solace of nature.

hiking
15 days ago

The trail has a steep climb in and out. It’s beautiful in the fall and great for dogs. They can be off leash.

Very short trail in the middle of a neighborhood, but quiet. Way too short for the pup and me. Saw aot of wild turkeys.

hiking
29 days ago

Not overly marked but the app helps you stay on track. It’s homey. Will do again.

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail

running
blowdown
1 month ago

Clear work put in to make wood bridges. A few washed out spots and one spot with trees blown down, but overall decent trail and would run again.

This was a really fun hike with the family. Although it was a little shorter than I was hoping for. Our loop ended up about 2.3 miles. Walked along a stream for most of the way. It wasn’t too muddy or overgrown, which I’ve seen some others saying. But I’m expecting some of that since I’m hiking in the woods ;-) The map didn’t really match up to the actual hike we did but it wasn’t hard to find our way around anyway. They have signs indicating where to go for which trail, so people should be able to navigate ok.

a little on the crowded side but very nice, well maintained, and easy enough to follow

Pretty confusing. We ended up walking the road path most of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail. I never would have guessed that there was a trail on the hillside of Mt. Washington.

I so impressed w how nice this park is. Fabulous for trail running and just one of the most scenic city parks I. The country.

This hike is kind of all over the map. Sometimes you’re on paved paths, sometimes you’re walking on streets, & sometimes you’re in the woods. A lot of this trail seems forced. Even when you’re on a diet path the streets are still visible, for the most part.

So many trails to choose from! You can have a great experience, no matter your skill level. Met lots of nice people and dogs along the way. Can’t wait to explore more trails soon.

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