Best Hiking in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular hiking in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Karamac–Dunnfield Creek Loop Trail

    3 Reviews

    Portland, PA

    This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the Kittatinny Ridge and a popular glacial stream on the other. A short ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the ...

  • #2 Mingo Creek County Park Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Washington, PA

    For a short 1.4-mile walk, follow the paved path to the Ebenezer Covered Bridge and turn around for an out-and-back. The remainder of the hike is hilly and can be muddy, but it’s a good workout ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    For a short 1.4-mile walk, follow the paved path to the Ebenezer Covered Bridge and turn around for an out-and-back. The ...

  • #3 Forbes State Forest: Mount Davis Natural Area Trail

    3 Reviews

    Somerset, PA

    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, ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mount Davis overlook tower offers a spectacular 360-degree view. The trails are pretty, especially in spring and fall. ...

  • #4 Twin Lakes Park: Loop The Lakes Trail

    1 Reviews

    Greensburg, PA

    This is an extremely well-maintained park with pleasant views of the lake during most of the walk. A stroll around the lakes’ perimeters can be a wonderful way to end a stressful day, or begin ...
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an extremely well-maintained park with pleasant views of the lake during most of the walk. A stroll around the lakes’ ...

  • #5 Mcconnells Mill: Slippery Rock Gorge Trail

    2 Reviews

    New Castle, PA

    Bring your camera. The gorge itself, cut in just a few thousand years by the force of the meltwater of three glacial lakes, is surrounded by large trees (some virgin), waterfalls, and at least ...
    •  4 hours
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Bring your camera. The gorge itself, cut in just a few thousand years by the force of the meltwater of three glacial lakes, ...

  • #6 Ironton Rail Trail

    6 Reviews

    Troxell-Steckel House, PA

    Ironton Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is within Whitehall Parkway and Troxell-Steckel House. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 325 feet altitude. ...
    •  8.6 miles

    Ironton Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is within Whitehall Parkway and Troxell-Steckel ...

  • #7 Forbes State Forest: Laurel Summit-Wolf Rocks Overlook Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Somerset, PA

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Wolf Rocks Overlook offers a spectacular 180- degree view, and the hike to it is just as spectacular as the overlook itself. ...

  • #8 Ohiopyle State Park: Cucumber Falls To Meadow Run Trail Loop

    1 Reviews

    Uniontown, PA

    Using the Cucumber Falls access allows easy viewing of the falls as a way to both begin and end the hike. This loop also features the Cascades Waterfall and an area called the Slides where water ...
    •  2 - 2.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Using the Cucumber Falls access allows easy viewing of the falls as a way to both begin and end the hike. This loop also ...

  • #9 Cedar Creek Park: Gorge Trail Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Greensburg, PA

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trailhead is within spitting distance of the Youghiogheny River Trail and a stone’s throw to the Youghiogheny River. ...

  • #10 Valley Creek Trail

    5 Reviews

    Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA

    Valley Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is within Valley Forge National Historical Park. It is a mile long and begins at 106 feet altitude. ...
    •  1.0 miles

    Valley Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is within Valley Forge National ...

  • #11 Pittsburgh Area Getaway

    4 Reviews

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Where was your town on the list when Pittsburgh was rated Number 1 as a place to live by Rand-McNally? In spite of the grousing by those of us who live elsewhere, let’s give Pittsburgh a chance! ...
    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    Where was your town on the list when Pittsburgh was rated Number 1 as a place to live by Rand-McNally? In spite of the grousing ...

  • #12 South Park Hike

    1 Reviews

    Pittsburgh, PA

    There are many activities and facilities in South Park, but if a walk in the woods is a part of your visit, this little hike will help. Plan to come on a Sunday to visit the Oliver Miller Homestead ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    There are many activities and facilities in South Park, but if a walk in the woods is a part of your visit, this little hike ...

  • #13 South Bethlehem Greenway

    6 Reviews

    Bethlehem, PA

    South Bethlehem Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 243 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.4 miles

    South Bethlehem Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 243 ...

  • #14 Ohiopyle State Park: Ferncliff Natural Area Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Uniontown, PA

    If you want a leisurely walk that is rather level and avoids the crowds, this trail provides an easily accessible escape into Pennsylvania’s woods and is suitable for hikers of all ages. Park ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    If you want a leisurely walk that is rather level and avoids the crowds, this trail provides an easily accessible escape ...

  • #15 Chales F. Lewis Natural Area: Rager Mountain Trail Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Indiana, PA

    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 ...
    •  3 - 3.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep initial hike affords views of waterfalls cascading down Clark Run and leads to a ridgeline walk through pretty forest. ...

  • #16 Laurel Ridge State Park: Laurel Highlands Trail - PA 653 Access To Grindle Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Somerset, PA

    This section of the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Trail travels Laurel Ridge, offering the unusual combination of a level hike and an overlook. This choice is a good one for beginning hikers (who ...
    •  5.5 - 6 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Trail travels Laurel Ridge, offering the unusual combination of a level hike ...

  • #17 Forbes State Forest: Quebec Run Wild Area Trail

    1 Reviews

    Uniontown, PA

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #18 Harrison Hills Park: Rachel Carson Trail-Pond And River Overlooks Trails

    1 Reviews

    Pittsburgh, PA

    The Pond hike has a number of side trails, but don’t let it scare you off; it is easy to follow. The River Overlooks hike is very easy to follow and provides panoramic views of the Allegheny ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pond hike has a number of side trails, but don’t let it scare you off; it is easy to follow. The River Overlooks hike ...

  • #19 Schenley Park Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Schenley Park is Pittsburgh’s flagship park and should not be missed. It has a pleasant environment, historical value, and aesthetics that reflect its roots and the care devoted to it through ...
    •  1 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Schenley Park is Pittsburgh’s flagship park and should not be missed. It has a pleasant environment, historical value, and ...

  • #20 Forbes State Forest: Lick Hollow Pine Knob Overloop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Uniontown, PA

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lick Hollow Area is beautiful. It has an abundance of picnic tables nicely spaced and most are shaded. In combination ...