Best Trail Running in Pennsylvania

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

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#1. Wissahickon Gorge North Loop


There are two major attractions on this hike that make this an absolute must for serious outdoor lovers. Hikers can investigate the history and historical significance of Northwest Philadelphia while…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Philadelphia"
Philadelphia, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: Impoundment Loop


Want a hike where you can take your children and your parents? This is it. Along this easy, flat hike, you’re surrounded by nature’s beauty and the excitement of spotting some of the 280 species of bi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Philadelphia, PA - Birding, Hiking, Trail Running - 3.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Wissahickon Gorge North Loop


There are two major attractions on this hike that make this an absolute must for serious outdoor lovers. Hikers can investigate the history and historical significance of Northwest Philadelphia while…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Philadelphia, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 5.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Frick Park


This loop hike through Frick Park involves a few hills, but it’s relatively easy overall. Some of the sights you’ll see are the tiny Hot Dog Dam, an even smaller pond, and, if you’re lucky, people law…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Wilkinsburg, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Trail Running - 5.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Riverview Park


Riverview Park, located just north of Pittsburgh’s downtown, was once an amusement park of sorts. Today its merry-go-round is long gone. If you enjoy walking through the woods and are intrigued by the…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Bellevue, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 3.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Youghiogheny River Trail


The Youghiogheny (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 y…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
West Newton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Frick Park


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…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
Wilkinsburg, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Trail Running - 5.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Yough River Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
West Newton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Marsh Creek State Park


The highlight of Marsh Creek State Park is obviously the lake. Most park visitors come to boat, sail, or fish. The creek is 535 acres and takes up the bulk of the 1,727-acre park. However, the park al…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Downingtown, PA - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press