Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh  by Bob Frye

Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh Guide Book

by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh  by Bob Frye
Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of twenty of the author’s favorite hikes in and around the Flour City—from a 100-acre wilderness in Cobb’s Hill Park and the rock walls in the Genesee River Gorge to the Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Thousand Acre Swamp.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh" Guide Book
Displaying trails 18 of 18.

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A relatively short hike through a nature preserve that contains just 134 acres, this loop is nonetheless enjoyable, especially if you want to stay close to Pittsburgh. You can join any walk here with ...
Fox Chapel, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Bushy Run Battlefield was the site of a key British victory over seven tribes of Indians in 1763. It was first memorialized in 1918, when the schoolchildren of Westmoreland County contributed one penn ...
Claridge, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
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This is a relatively easy hike along a gated road on State Game Lands 302 on the border of Greene and Washington Counties. It largely follows the Enlow Fork of Wheeling Creek and is rich in wildflower ...
Wind Ridge, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
This hike is a relatively short one, but it’s very scenic and pleasant to walk. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can take a fast-paced dip into some startlingly refreshing— real cold—wate ...
Ligonier, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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This loop hike through Frick Park involves only a few hills and will allow you to see the tiny Hot Dog Dam, an even smaller pond, and, if you’re lucky, people playing lawn bowling at the only site in ...
Wilkinsburg, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
This is an easy to moderate hike, with lots of wildlife—notably, white-tailed deer, gray and fox squirrels, and songbirds— to be seen. You get some nice views of the Monongahela River, too. What makes ...
Bobtown, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This is a fairly easy hike—it has just one challenging climb— and can be combined with one of Jennings Environmental Education Center’s many nature programs for a full day of fun outdoors. Programs ty ...
Prospect, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
This loop hike in Laurel Hill State Park is a very pleasant one, winding through a maturing hardwood forest. Its best feature, though, is to be found near the end in the form of an engineering marvel ...
Somerset, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
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You’ll be hiking at some high altitudes here—the trailhead lies at 2,708 feet—so expect to find snow and colder temperatures here when Pittsburgh is warmer and drier. Don’t worry about having to do an ...
Ligonier, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.3
Mingo Creek County Park southwest of Pittsburgh is a true multiuse park, popular with everyone from horseback riders and picnickers to history buffs and model airplane operators. There’s plenty for hi ...
Courtney, PA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.1
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Mount Davis is the highest point in Pennsylvania, 3,213 feet above sea level. Don’t expect to see a singular majestic peak, however. The area around Mount Davis is one big plateau, so while you can ge ...
Salisbury, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
This hike winds through Ohiopyle State Park’s Ferncliff Natural Area, a hundred-acre peninsula that’s a National Natural Landmark. You’ll likely see kayakers and rafters churning through rapids, get a ...
Ohiopyle, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
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There are many beautiful hikes in western Pennsylvania, but it’s hard to imagine any surpassing this loop through the Quebec Run Wild Area on Chestnut Ridge. Towering hemlocks, mountain laurel, two ex ...
Bruceton, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
This hike, which begins and ends with hills but is relatively flat otherwise, winds through what is perhaps the most diverse habitat in Pennsylvania. Abundant wildflowers, rocky cliffs, and a pictures ...
Clinton, PA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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Military battles can change history, as can earthquakes, plagues, and inventions. So, too, can the tiniest ripples, as the existence of Todd Nature Reserve attests. In the 1880s, a teenage W. E. Clyde ...
Silverville, PA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
A lot of hikes promise to lead to scenic overlooks. Wolf Rocks Trail delivers. It takes you to a rocky outcrop nearly 100 feet wide and offers a magnificent view of the Linn Run Valley that’s particul ...
Ligonier, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.5
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Since its dedication on July 4, 1976, Yellow Creek State Park has become immensely popular with picnickers, swimmers, boaters, and anglers. Hikers haven’t always viewed it with the same level of desir ...
Indiana, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
The Yough River Trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile rail trail connecting Pittsburgh with Cumberland, Maryland, though a connection to the C&O Canal path will let you go 316 miles ...
West Newton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6
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