Mingo Creek Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228

Mingo Creek Park

Mingo Creek Park Professional Guide

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"It wouldn’t be fair, or even accurate, to say that no one knows about Mingo Creek Park. It attracts trout anglers each spring, hosts high school graduation parties each summer, and draws visitors to see its covered bridges each fall. And no matter what time of year it is, there will be the occasional wedding party looking to get photographs.

Located in rural Washington County, Mingo Creek County Park sees a lot of horseback riders, and a portion of this hike shares a route open to them. It can be hiked at any time, but it’s best in dry weather. When it’s been wet and muddy, that horse traffic can create ruts."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh (Falcon Guides)
Bob Frye
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"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 hikers to like, too, though, in the way of scenery and wildlife." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press)
Donna L. Ruff
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"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 with pretty views. From the parking area, walk across the road to the beginning of the paved path, passing a picnic bench. The path veers left, paralleling Mingo Creek. You may be as fortunate as we were and see a great blue heron flying above it. There are many picnic tables, grills, fountains, pumps, and restrooms along the paved pathway. Cross Park Road at 0.26 miles, walk through a large picnic area, and pass the trail turning right toward a bridge over the creek at 0.42 miles. Through this area see conifer trees, berry bushes, wildflowers, and deciduous trees such as red maple, black cherry, crab apple, and oaks." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Dirt paths, gravel and paved roads, and a paved biking trail.
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
1.5-2 hours
Washington County Parks and Recreation, Courthouse Square, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 101, Washington 15301; (724) 228-6867; www.co.washington.pa.us/164/Parks-Recreation
Local Contacts
Trail map available by contacting Washington County Parks and Recreation; USGS Hackett
Local Maps

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Dec 2018