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Gems in Western PA - 1

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gem Favorite Home of the trails namesake, Rachel Carson, conservationist and author.

Rachel Carson Homestead

(2) Springdale, PA

Recommended Routes in Western PA - 17

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Favorite Looking ahead, you can see the next mile of RCT, down the utility corridor, nearing Rt 28, and then heading up Ridge Road, and back into trails at the top of the hill.
Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail

39.1 mi 62.9 km 5,612' Up 1710.46 m Up 5,427' Down 1654.14 m Down

Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Boulder garden on Baughman Trail.
Difficult

Sugarloaf Sled Hill to Falls Overlook

4.6 mi 7.5 km 78' Up 23.82 m Up 1,267' Down 386.06 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite Great view of the Youghiogheny River valley
Difficult

Laurel Highlands Trail: Ohiopyle State Park

10.5 mi 16.9 km 2,139' Up 651.88 m Up 2,139' Down 652.02 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite Indian Wells Vista
Difficult

Mid State Trail (MST)

325.1 mi 523.2 km 45,161' Up 13765 m Up 44,599' Down 13593.7 m Down

Bedford, PA
Favorite This is a look across Shawnee Lake from the Dam.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Shore Trail

3.5 mi 5.6 km 61' Up 18.6 m Up 62' Down 18.84 m Down

Bedford, PA
Favorite Cortinarius iodes which looks better than it tastes.
Difficult

Tour of Roaring Run

14.9 mi 23.9 km 2,080' Up 634.06 m Up 2,079' Down 633.74 m Down

Bear Rocks, PA
Favorite Allegheny Observatory in the snow
Intermediate

Riverview Park Adventure

3.1 mi 5.0 km 386' Up 117.53 m Up 386' Down 117.61 m Down

Millvale, PA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Twin Hills Park Loop

0.7 mi 1.2 km 93' Up 28.4 m Up 100' Down 30.45 m Down

Dormont, PA
Favorite Sweeping bend along the hill side
Intermediate/Difficult

North Park Multi-Trail Circuit (Orange - Green - Red/Blue Blazes)

18.9 mi 30.3 km 1,844' Up 561.92 m Up 1,870' Down 569.94 m Down

Allison…, PA

Western PA Hiking

  • 1,762 Miles 2,835 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 111 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 236 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 65 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western PA - 387

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69.1 mi 111.2 km #1Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA 29 
12.5 mi 20.1 km #2Black Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #3McCune Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA 10 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #4Tom's Run Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Jonathan Run Trail
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Alligewi Rocks Trail
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Kim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Hemlock Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Pumphouse Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA

Photos of Western PA - 234

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Lush greenery!
Jun 1, 2021 near New Bri…, PA
Serene waters on the Laurel Highlands Trail
Sep 7, 2016 near Ohiopyle, PA
Great view of the Youghiogheny River valley
Mar 30, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA
Overlook in Blue Knob State Park.
Dec 18, 2015 near Beaverdale, PA
Just off the trail, a cemetery is maintained and still visited. A piece of history of the area.
Jun 13, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA
In between Connelsville and Ohiopyle.
Jan 28, 2021 near South C…, PA
Gorgeous vista at Laurel Ridge
Sep 7, 2016 near South C…, PA
Part of the trail route
Oct 16, 2019 near Ohiopyle, PA