60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh Guide Book

by Donna L. Ruff (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Pittsburgh  by Donna L. Ruff

256pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897325915

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great trek close to home. The Steel City may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but there are still plenty of spectacular hiking options. Choose among short and long hikes; hikes for children, for waterfalls, for runners, and for wildflowers; historic hikes and scenic hikes, and many others.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: This hike is part of the 141-mile Baker Trail, which begins in Freeport and ends in Allegheny National Forest, and is continually threatened by encroaching development. Very short portions of this seg ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Kittanning, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy owns and protects this 5,000-acre reserve located on the western slope of Laurel Ridge. The trails and terrain are diverse and notably beautiful and peaceful. Th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Uniontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Beechwood Farms, at 134 acres, is one of the largest nature reserves and environmental-education centers in western Pennsylvania and is a delight to visit. It’s a wonderful place to bring family membe ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: This hike provides two views via power-line clearings obtained by climbing through pretty wooded sections, as well as a walk through meadows and along Blacklick Creek and a wetland. The uphill hike ca ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Indiana, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This hike includes both woodlands and meadows and connects many unmarked trails. As a result, the hiker passes through a variety of habitats and also sees some of the park’s amenities. If you wish, st ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Bushy Run is perfect for history buffs, families, and anyone who enjoys a pleasant hike. Combining a tour of the museum inside the visitor’s center with a hike through history makes a great way to spe ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Greensburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The trailhead is within spitting distance of the Youghiogheny River Trail and a stone’s throw to the Youghiogheny River. This hike can be easily combined with other outdoor activities or relaxation (s ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Greensburg, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A steep initial hike affords views of waterfalls cascading down Clark Run and leads to a ridgeline walk through pretty forest. The final leg, a somewhat steep descent, includes some rock-to-rock stepp ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Indiana, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This is a historic tour of some of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful and interesting landmarks. There is far too much on this walk to describe in this space, so add more stops and sightseeing as you wish, a ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The Eliza Furnace Trail is a segment of the almost complete 37-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail, which is conveniently located and used by commuters, walkers, bikers, joggers, and skaters of all ages. ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Laurel Summit State Park is part of the Forbes State Forest system. It is a spectacular place and has something for every level hiker. Mountain laurel, Pennsylvania’s state flower, is abundant, as are ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Somerset, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: You can walk the short distance to the bog and out, or combine a visit to the bog with the loop in this hike. Bring a picnic basket and relax, or hike to Wolf Rocks (see the Wolf Rocks Overlook Loop i ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Somerset, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Wolf Rocks Overlook offers a spectacular 180- degree view, and the hike to it is just as spectacular as the overlook itself. If you’ve parked in the first parking area near the restrooms, turn left an ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Somerset, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: The Lick Hollow Area is really very beautiful. It has an abundance of picnic tables nicely spaced and most are shaded. In combination with Lick Run and the available hikes, this is a perfect place to ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Uniontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: The Lick Hollow Area is beautiful. It has an abundance of picnic tables nicely spaced and most are shaded. In combination with Lick Run and the available hikes, this is a perfect place to have a famil ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Uniontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The Mount Davis overlook tower offers a spectacular 360-degree view. The trails are pretty, especially in spring and fall. You can make this hike shorter or longer, as you wish. Mount Davis, at 3,213 ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Somerset, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: The Quebec Run Wild Area is a special treat. The entire hike is pretty any time of year. But if you go during late June or July, you will walk through bowers of rhododendron and mountain laurel in blo ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Uniontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: The first portion of this hike crosses Roaring Run 32 times (including tributaries) at my count; I’ve read 28 in other places. Either way, it’s quite a few. Some of these crossings may prove challengi ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Somerset, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: You can make a day of it by combining history, walking, and driving if you like by beginning at the Fort Necessity–National Road Interpretive and Education and Visitor Center; tour Washington’s Tavern ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Uniontown, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This hike is within the Fox Chapel Flower and Wildlife Reserve. It is a short walk through a spectacular display of trilliums of various species and is pleasantly punctuated with the delicate Virginia ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1

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