South Park Hike

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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 (April through December), and stop by the game preserve to see the buffalo while you’re in the park. Begin the hike by walking to the left corner of the parking lot to enter the trail, which is not signed but is marked with white rectangular blazes and easy to find. Follow the trail back into the woods until you reach a junction at 210 feet and turn right. In less than another few hundred feet another trail connects this one to the parking lot as well; trees to be seen in this area include American beech and Shumard oak, a species not very common in Pennsylvania. At 0.21 miles, pass another trail coming in from the right (it appears to lead to the road), as well as the next two trails from the left, the second of which just loops to rejoin the main trail.

South Park Hike Professional Review and 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 will help. Plan to come on a Sunday to visit the Oliver Miller Homestead (April through December), and stop by the game preserve to see the buffalo while you’re in the park. Begin the hike by walking to the left corner of the parking lot to enter the trail, which is not signed but is marked with white rectangular blazes and easy to find.

Follow the trail back into the woods until you reach a junction at 210 feet and turn right. In less than another few hundred feet another trail connects this one to the parking lot as well; trees to be seen in this area include American beech and Shumard oak, a species not very common in Pennsylvania. At 0.21 miles, pass another trail coming in from the right (it appears to lead to the road), as well as the next two trails from the left, the second of which just loops to rejoin the main trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pittsburgh
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 1,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Bridgeville
Driving Directions: Directions to South Park Hike

Recent Trail Reviews

7/30/2006
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We hiked this route with our grandsons, 5 and 3. The trail was easy and easy to follow but closer to the road than we expected. There were many freindly mountain bikers and no other hikers. All in all enjoyable on a very hot day.



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May 2018