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401 mi 646 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 53 Trails Intermediate Trails 120 Trails Hard Trails 18 Trails
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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 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 Start of Perimeter Trail.
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 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
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

Trails in Pittsburgh Metro - 180

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0.6 mi 0.9 km #1Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Iron Gate
Difficult
Homestead, PA
Difficult
Homestead, PA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Nature Trail
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
152.4 mi 245.3 km #4Great Allegheny Passage
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
6.0 mi 9.7 km #5Red/Blue Blaze
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #6Golf Course Trail (Orange Blaze)
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #7Cave Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Hemlock Trail
Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Roller Coaster
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #10Riverview Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Homestead, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Homestead, PA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #11Blue Blaze Red Dot
Intermediate
Plum, PA
Intermediate
Plum, PA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #12White Blaze
Intermediate
Plum, PA
Intermediate
Plum, PA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #13Old Squaw Trail
Intermediate
Fox Chapel, PA
Intermediate
Fox Chapel, PA
28.8 mi 46.3 km #14Panhandle Trail
Easy
Rennerdale, PA
Easy
Rennerdale, PA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #15Blue Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Rennerdale, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Rennerdale, PA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #16Red Trail
Intermediate
Rennerdale, PA
Intermediate
Rennerdale, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #17Round Top Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Murrysville, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Murrysville, PA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #18Emerald View Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #19Witch Hazel Trail
Difficult
Versailles, PA
Difficult
Versailles, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Bradema Trail
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA

Photos of Pittsburgh Metro - 90

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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
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
Well, Pittsburgh completely disappeared!
Nov 29, 2016 near Homestead, PA
Remaining snow and colored leaves.
Nov 22, 2016 near Wilkins…, PA
Rising sun and last glimpse of fall.
Nov 19, 2016 near Wilkins…, PA
View from the plateau toward Bandi Schaum Field. There are also amazing views of downtown Pittsburgh.
Jan 5, 2016 near Mount O…, PA