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Photo of Point State To Emerald View Trail Photo of To McKees Point and Beyond Photo of Squirrel Hill to McKeesport
  • Point State To Emerald View Trail

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    near North Shore, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    12.45mi
    Elevation +
    1765f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPoint State To Emerald View Trail Photo ofPoint State To Emerald View Trail Photo ofPoint State To Emerald View Trail

    I started this very interesting trek from “The Point” at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The western terminus of the Great Allegheny Passage sits at 40.44190°N and -80.01323°W and is clearly labelled. This park ...

    This trail is one of the challenging trails in the Pittsburgh area but well worth doing.
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  • To McKees Point and Beyond

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    24.43mi
    Elevation +
    699f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofTo McKees Point and Beyond Photo ofTo McKees Point and Beyond Photo ofTo McKees Point and Beyond

    I started this moderate length walking trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. I walked along Murray Avenue and turned onto Hazelwood Avenue at 40.41972°N and -79.928...

    It's a good trail to get out and do. The only real issues I found were the long sections in direct sunlight exposure and...
    Trini Hiker
  • Squirrel Hill to McKeesport

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    22.08mi
    Elevation +
    719f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSquirrel Hill to McKeesport Photo ofSquirrel Hill to McKeesport Photo ofSquirrel Hill to McKeesport

    I started this moderate trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. From here a couple options exist. For the adventurous you can start walking along Murray Avenue. You c...

    It's worth doing. The most interesting part of the trail was the leg between the Waterfront in Homestead right to the cr...
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  • Four Rivers and Five Trails

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    39.17mi
    Elevation +
    883f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofFour Rivers and Five Trails Photo ofFour Rivers and Five Trails Photo ofFour Rivers and Five Trails

    This trail is one of the most entertaining that I have done in some time. It has a little of everything for everyone. It was marked as a hiking trail but it can be biked. I prefer to hike it to experience all that the tr...

    This is a very nice adventure, for a cyclist! Long sections of the trail has nothing to see. I didn't enjoy the section ...
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  • Three Trails, a River, and a Park

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    17.61mi
    Elevation +
    906f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThree Trails, a River, and a Park Photo ofThree Trails, a River, and a Park Photo ofThree Trails, a River, and a Park

    I started this interesting yet moderate length walking trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. I walked along Murray Avenue and turned onto Hazelwood Avenue at 40.419...

    I was fortunate enough that on the day I did this trail there were few cyclists and many more walkers along the Three Ri...
    Trini Hiker
  • Belfast Junction

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    near Belfast Junction, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    10.04mi
    Elevation +
    148f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofBelfast Junction Photo ofBelfast Junction Photo ofBelfast Junction

    An easy and peaceful trail. Paved, pet friendly and beautiful scenery. #pavedtrail #PATrails #PlainfieldTownship

  • Emerald View Trail Short Loop

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    near West End, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    2.31mi
    Elevation +
    344f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofEmerald View Trail Short Loop Photo ofEmerald View Trail Short Loop Photo ofEmerald View Trail Short Loop

    The Emerald View Trail is just about the most enticing trail that I have encountered in Pittsburgh. It's an actual hiking trail that's full of everything you need and so much more. You can start the trek at the "Points o...

    This trail is challenging. I did this one after rainfall and it was very slippery. I think that it should be started wit...
    Trini Hiker
  • Pennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown

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    near Walnut Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    7.49mi
    Elevation +
    351f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofPennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown Photo ofPennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown Photo ofPennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown

    A nice hike to enjoy Pennypack Park “off the beaten track”-following the dirt trails and avoiding the bike path.

  • near White Rock Acres, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    3.27mi
    Elevation +
    554f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofWhite Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs Photo ofWhite Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs Photo ofWhite Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs

    And extremely rocky trail! Many areas of scrambling. Beautiful hike! A few scenic outlooks, lots of amazing rock formations!

  • near Saint Peters, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    2.28mi
    Elevation +
    259f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofSt. Peters Village - blue and yellow Photo ofSt. Peters Village - blue and yellow Photo ofSt. Peters Village - blue and yellow

    State Game Land No. 43, across French Creek from St. Peters Village. This was hiked and recorded with iPhone. Using this recording, I updated data on openstreetmap.org Trails are very rocky. Did this counterclockwise....

  • near Green Point, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    18.03mi
    Elevation +
    2126f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofAT from Swatara State park to Rte 325 Photo ofAT from Swatara State park to Rte 325 Photo ofAT from Swatara State park to Rte 325

    we went through the beaver dam, didn't take the alternate route, it was challenging, made 1 mile+ detour to visit the General

  • PA AT: Chimney Rock Loop

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    near Old Forge, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofPA AT: Chimney Rock Loop Photo ofPA AT: Chimney Rock Loop Photo ofPA AT: Chimney Rock Loop

    This is pleasant ~6mi hike on South Mountain in the Michaux State Forest in Pa, just north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The hike starts out with a steep assent (~1000ft in 1.5mi) to Chimney Rock and its views of the South M...

  • near Red Rock, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    6.34mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRicketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail. Photo ofRicketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail. Photo ofRicketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail.

    in winter, do not go without crampons the trail is covered with ice Falls Trail is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Fairmount Township, PA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily...

    One of the best trails I have ever done. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be
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  • Thousand Steps

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    near Mapleton, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    4.63mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofThousand Steps Photo ofThousand Steps Photo ofThousand Steps

    This trail was the everyday commute for the men working on the mines up the mountain. The climb is composed almost exclusively by stone steps, while on the top the path becomes quite flat and divides in two opposite dire...

  • Painter Rock 8 2 14

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    near Myersbrook, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    8.44mi
    Elevation +
    1486f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofPainter Rock 8 2 14 Photo ofPainter Rock 8 2 14 Photo ofPainter Rock 8 2 14

    This hike starts at the parking area next to the Nedrow Cemetery on Painter Rock Rd, at first following the road north to the connector trail that goes over to the McKenna Trail. Go left on McKenna and follow to Painter ...

  • White Rocks 9 29 2013

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    near Hutchinson, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    9.45mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofWhite Rocks 9 29 2013 Photo ofWhite Rocks 9 29 2013 Photo ofWhite Rocks 9 29 2013

    This hike begins at the gate to Lick Hollow Picnic Area on US 40 east of Uniontown, PA and ends at the Hi-To Bar in Fairchance, PA. From the gate, you go down the paved road and cross the bridge over Lick Run at the bott...

  • near Quarryville, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    16.01mi
    Elevation +
    220f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofEnola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA Photo ofEnola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA Photo ofEnola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA

    I was hiking from the trailhead of the Enola trail near Quarryville at exactly sunrise, 6:52AM. I had 4.6 miles to hike west and didn’t want to carry an extra jacket thinking it would become a warm day. Stupid mistake. F...

    Good gravel running and biking trail. Could be sun exposed during middle of the day. Very flat.
    Brian P Schwind
  • Spring Mount

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    near Spring Mount, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    5.23mi
    Elevation +
    538f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofSpring Mount Photo ofSpring Mount Photo ofSpring Mount

    Beautiful trail with a few good hills. Quiet, peaceful, great for dogs , can walk for miles and miles.

  • Tomahawk trail

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    near Gayly, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    3.94mi
    Elevation +
    230f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofTomahawk trail Photo ofTomahawk trail Photo ofTomahawk trail

    Nice short trail. We went on the green and blue ones with a short stop at the small waterfall. Good trail for any season, might get a little muddy if rains.

  • near Port Providence, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    5.73mi
    Elevation +
    62f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofSchuylkill River Canal Trail - 8-29-2021 Photo ofSchuylkill River Canal Trail - 8-29-2021 Photo ofSchuylkill River Canal Trail - 8-29-2021

    It was a cloudy cool day with temperatures in the mid 70’s. I parked near Longford Park near Phoenixville. Took the canal trail to Phoenixville to Bridge Street. Crossed it and walked to Lock 60 then I took the Neal Thor...

  • Boyce Park 3 29 2015

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    near Center, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    571f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBoyce Park 3 29 2015 Photo ofBoyce Park 3 29 2015 Photo ofBoyce Park 3 29 2015

    Sunday afternoon walk, just under 5 miles. Boyce is an Allegheny County park with miles of trails. We parked at the Log Cabin on Pierson Run Road. There is a portojohn at that location. There are additional portojohns al...

  • Shades of death

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    near Hickory Run, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    2.00mi
    Elevation +
    217f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofShades of death Photo ofShades of death Photo ofShades of death

    Very easy walking in the woods of the Hickory run state park. The trail head starts in a small parking lot near the park office. A short walk close to park main road takes you to the water stream. After couple hundred me...

  • near Goshenville, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    82f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofEast Goshen Township Park 11-17-2021 Photo ofEast Goshen Township Park 11-17-2021 Photo ofEast Goshen Township Park 11-17-2021

    It’s a beautiful trail system near West Chester, Pennsylvania. The trails are easy to hike. Basically flat. My friend and I started from the parking lot on Paoli Pike. We crossed the street and we took the trail North to...

  • near Old Forge, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    6.42mi
    Elevation +
    860f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofMichaux State Forest - Chickadee-AT Loop Photo ofMichaux State Forest - Chickadee-AT Loop Photo ofMichaux State Forest - Chickadee-AT Loop

    A short loop in the southern end of Michaux State forest making use of the Chickadee mixed use trail, old woods roads, a pipeline cut and the Appalachian Trail. Mountain laurel is profuse along this route and there are l...

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