Riverview Park

Bellevue, Pennsylvania

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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 opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife surprisingly close to the heart of one the state’s biggest cities, though, this might be the hike for you. White-tailed deer, squirrels, turkeys, red-tailed hawks, coyotes, rabbits, groundhogs, and a whole host of birds live in this park, which has reverted to woodlands. If there is one thing the park is missing, it’s people—Riverview gets less human visitors than most of the other city parks.This hike follows a series of trails that hug the 287-acre park’s outer boundaries. Begin by taking the Wissahickon Trail near the park’s visitor center. The trail loops downhill and comes to a Y; there turn right onto Archery Trail. Archery Trail loops around a hollow and meets Myrtle Trail at 0.4 mile. Bypass Myrtle, turning right to stay on Archery.

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"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 opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife surprisingly close to the heart of one the state’s biggest cities, though, this might be the hike for you.

White-tailed deer, squirrels, turkeys, red-tailed hawks, coyotes, rabbits, groundhogs, and a whole host of birds live in this park, which has reverted to woodlands. If there is one thing the park is missing, it’s people—Riverview gets less human visitors than most of the other city parks.This hike follows a series of trails that hug the 287-acre park’s outer boundaries. Begin by taking the Wissahickon Trail near the park’s visitor center. The trail loops downhill and comes to a Y; there turn right onto Archery Trail. Archery Trail loops around a hollow and meets Myrtle Trail at 0.4 mile. Bypass Myrtle, turning right to stay on Archery."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bellevue
Distance: 3.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: All year
Local Maps: USGS Pittburgh West
Driving Directions: Directions to Riverview Park

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May 2018