Harrison Hills Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15268

Harrison Hills Park

Harrison Hills Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As hidden as any park can be in one of the state’s most populous counties, Harrison Hills offers some wonderful scenery and some truly challenging walking. The eastern end of the Rachel Carson Trail—a 35.7-mile pathway across the county—begins here and when connected with some other park trails, allows you to get in a good loop hike. Wildlife, particularly white-tailed deer, abounds here.

The portion of this hike that follows the Rachel Carson Trail has some serious drop-offs. Be especially careful with children here. Despite having its share of playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, and other facilities, Harrison Hills Park is considered the “greenest”—i.e., least developed—of Allegheny County’s parks."

More Harrison Hills Park Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"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 River in many spots. Biologist Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her dedication to nature and the safety of all species brought her eventual world recognition and a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom." Read more

Harrison Hills Park Reviews

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Well maintained trail with beautiful views. The wetlands are peaceful and picturesque. Looking forward to going back this weekend to try and find the waterfalls.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Year-round; some views best when the leaves are off the trees
Harrison Hills Park, 5200 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights 15065; (724) 295-3570; www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/hhfac.aspx
Local Contacts
Map available by contacting Harrison Hills Park; USGS Freeport
Local Maps

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Dec 2018