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Gems in Pittsburgh Metro - 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 Pittsburgh Metro - 9

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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 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 Start of Perimeter Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Boyce Mayview Perimeter Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km 898' Up 273.6 m Up 897' Down 273.52 m Down

Thompso…, 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
Favorite Bridge over waterfall at the end of cat fish pond
Intermediate/Difficult

Cool Spirit Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 525' Up 160.02 m Up 525' Down 160.05 m Down

Versailles, PA
Favorite The view from the top of the Witch Hazel Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

15 Switchbacks

6.1 mi 9.8 km 514' Up 156.72 m Up 514' Down 156.72 m Down

Versailles, PA
Favorite Spring on the trail.
Intermediate

Boyce Park East and West Loop

7.9 mi 12.8 km 657' Up 200.39 m Up 668' Down 203.54 m Down

Plum, PA
Favorite View from the plateau toward Bandi Schaum Field. There are also amazing views of downtown Pittsburgh.
Intermediate

Ol Renziehausen

0.9 mi 1.5 km 149' Up 45.53 m Up 152' Down 46.39 m Down

Mount O…, PA

Pittsburgh Metro Hiking

  • 544 Miles 875 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 55 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 123 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pittsburgh Metro - 184

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Tom's Run Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Iron Gate
Difficult
Homestead, PA
Difficult
Homestead, PA
5.2 mi 8.3 km #4Untitled Track 1
Intermediate/Difficult
Wexford, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Wexford, PA
152.4 mi 245.3 km #5Great Allegheny Passage
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Nature Trail
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
6.0 mi 9.7 km #7Red/Blue Blaze
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #8Cave Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Golf Course Trail (Orange Blaze)
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10Roller Coaster
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA

Photos of Pittsburgh Metro - 96

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Bridge over waterfall at the end of cat fish pond
Apr 8, 2018 near Lincoln, PA
Great waterfall mid-trail. Water level is currently low.
Aug 24, 2016 near Glenshaw, PA
A waterfall along the Green loop.
Apr 10, 2015 near Rennerdale, PA
Harmony Trail Sign
May 30, 2021 near Wexford, PA
Great views of the valley sans foliage in the winter.
Aug 13, 2020 near Emsworth, PA
Sprinig colors in full swing.
Aug 13, 2020 near Emsworth, PA
The view from the top of the Witch Hazel Trail.
Apr 19, 2017 near Versailles, PA
Muddy section of the Red Trail
Apr 20, 2016 near Oakdale, PA