The Best Trails in Pennsylvania (United States)

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Photo of Oakland, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill Photo of Oakland Short Loop Photo of Point State To Emerald View Trail
  • near Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    6.54mi
    Elevation +
    709f
    TrailRank
    86| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Oakland, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill Photo of Oakland, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill Photo of Oakland, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill

    I started this slightly longer walking or jogging trek at the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain in Central Oakland at 40.44201°N and -79.95205°W. I walked along Schenley Drive crossing the Schenley Bridge at 40.44134°N and...

    This is a very good walk and quite easily done. I enjoyed the small sections with some gradient through Squirrel Hill. T...
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  • Oakland Short Loop

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    near Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    364f
    TrailRank
    85| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Oakland Short Loop Photo of Oakland Short Loop Photo of Oakland Short Loop

    I started this easy walk on a chilly winter evening in early January from the Forbes Field Outfield Wall along Roberto Clemente Drive at 40.44145°N and -79.95286°W. Turn right at the traffic lights at Schenley Drive and ...

    Great walking trail in the late Spring or early Summer months. Lots to see and do along the way.
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  • Point State To Emerald View Trail

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    near North Shore, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    12.45mi
    Elevation +
    1765f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Point State To Emerald View Trail Photo of Point State To Emerald View Trail Photo of Point State To Emerald View Trail

    I started this very interesting trek from “The Point” at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The western terminus of the Great Allegheny Passage sits at 40.44190°N and -80.01323°W and is clearly labelled. This park ...

    This trail is one of the challenging trails in the Pittsburgh area but well worth doing.
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  • Greenfield To Schenley Park

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    near Greenfield, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    8.39mi
    Elevation +
    968f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Greenfield To Schenley Park Photo of Greenfield To Schenley Park Photo of Greenfield To Schenley Park

    This short walk explores Schenley Park but starts in Greenfield. I started this trek at the traffic lights at the Alger Street, Ronald Street, Beechwood Boulevard, and Greenfield Road intersections at 40.42719°N and -79....

    I was lucky enough to have seen a couple of white tail deer along this trek. It is relatively easy to do but, depending ...
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  • Squirrel Hill to McKeesport

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    22.08mi
    Elevation +
    719f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Squirrel Hill to McKeesport Photo of Squirrel Hill to McKeesport Photo of Squirrel Hill to McKeesport

    I started this moderate trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. From here a couple options exist. For the adventurous you can start walking along Murray Avenue. You c...

    It's worth doing. The most interesting part of the trail was the leg between the Waterfront in Homestead right to the cr...
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  • Exploring Schenley Park

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    near Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Exploring Schenley Park Photo of Exploring Schenley Park Photo of Exploring Schenley Park

    Schenley Park is a 456 acre park in the city of Pittsburgh. The park borders Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. It contains many trails as well as natural and man-made attractions. Because of the physical size of the...

    It is indeed a very nice area for walking. There's ample wildlife sightings along the trails. The deer appear un-phased ...
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  • Four Rivers and Five Trails

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    39.17mi
    Elevation +
    883f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Four Rivers and Five Trails Photo of Four Rivers and Five Trails Photo of Four Rivers and Five Trails

    This trail is one of the most entertaining that I have done in some time. It has a little of everything for everyone. It was marked as a hiking trail but it can be biked. I prefer to hike it to experience all that the tr...

    This is a very nice adventure, for a cyclist! Long sections of the trail has nothing to see. I didn't enjoy the section ...
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  • Three Trails, a River, and a Park

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    17.61mi
    Elevation +
    906f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Three Trails, a River, and a Park Photo of Three Trails, a River, and a Park Photo of Three Trails, a River, and a Park

    I started this interesting yet moderate length walking trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. I walked along Murray Avenue and turned onto Hazelwood Avenue at 40.419...

    I was fortunate enough that on the day I did this trail there were few cyclists and many more walkers along the Three Ri...
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  • To McKees Point and Beyond

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    near Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    24.43mi
    Elevation +
    699f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo of To McKees Point and Beyond Photo of To McKees Point and Beyond Photo of To McKees Point and Beyond

    I started this moderate length walking trek at the corner of Forbes & Murray Avenues in Squirrel Hill at 40.43803°N and -79.92303°W. I walked along Murray Avenue and turned onto Hazelwood Avenue at 40.41972°N and -79.928...

    It's a good trail to get out and do. The only real issues I found were the long sections in direct sunlight exposure and...
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  • Monongahela River Walk

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    near Homestead, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    3.23mi
    Elevation +
    36f
    TrailRank
    78| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Monongahela River Walk Photo of Monongahela River Walk Photo of Monongahela River Walk

    I started this very easy trek along the banks of the Monongahela River at 40.408549°N and -79.91799°W in Homestead Pennsylvania. This trail is heavily used and well-marked with lots of very good views of the river. There...

    It's a very picturesque trail but this section is short. I'd recommend doing the trail is good weather out to McKeesport...
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  • Emerald View Trail Short Loop

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    near West End, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    2.31mi
    Elevation +
    344f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Emerald View Trail Short Loop Photo of Emerald View Trail Short Loop Photo of Emerald View Trail Short Loop

    The Emerald View Trail is just about the most enticing trail that I have encountered in Pittsburgh. It's an actual hiking trail that's full of everything you need and so much more. You can start the trek at the "Points o...

    This trail is challenging. I did this one after rainfall and it was very slippery. I think that it should be started wit...
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  • Belfast Junction

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    near Belfast Junction, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    10.04mi
    Elevation +
    148f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Belfast Junction Photo of Belfast Junction Photo of Belfast Junction

    An easy and peaceful trail. Paved, pet friendly and beautiful scenery. #pavedtrail #PATrails #PlainfieldTownship

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  • Knifes Edge/Bear Rocks

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    near Millers, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    7.03mi
    Elevation +
    696f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Knifes Edge/Bear Rocks Photo of Knifes Edge/Bear Rocks Photo of Knifes Edge/Bear Rocks

    AT 309 trailhead to Knifes Edge and Bear rock. Very rocky trail before and after Knifes Edge. Wear good boots with ankle support.

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  • near White Rock Acres, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    3.27mi
    Elevation +
    554f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of White Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs Photo of White Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs Photo of White Rocks Trail - Boiling Springs

    And extremely rocky trail! Many areas of scrambling. Beautiful hike! A few scenic outlooks, lots of amazing rock formations!

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  • near Saint Peters, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    2.28mi
    Elevation +
    259f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of St. Peters Village - blue and yellow Photo of St. Peters Village - blue and yellow Photo of St. Peters Village - blue and yellow

    State Game Land No. 43, across French Creek from St. Peters Village. This was hiked and recorded with iPhone. Using this recording, I updated data on openstreetmap.org Trails are very rocky. Did this counterclockwise....

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  • Pennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown

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    near Walnut Hill, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    7.49mi
    Elevation +
    351f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Pennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown Photo of Pennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown Photo of Pennypack Loop-Pine to Krewstown

    A nice hike to enjoy Pennypack Park “off the beaten track”-following the dirt trails and avoiding the bike path.

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  • near Red Rock, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    6.34mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Ricketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail. Photo of Ricketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail. Photo of Ricketts Glen State Park... Waterfalls Trail.

    in winter, do not go without crampons the trail is covered with ice Falls Trail is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Fairmount Township, PA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily...

    One of the best trails I have ever done. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be
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  • Thousand Steps

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    near Mapleton, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    4.63mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Thousand Steps Photo of Thousand Steps Photo of Thousand Steps

    This trail was the everyday commute for the men working on the mines up the mountain. The climb is composed almost exclusively by stone steps, while on the top the path becomes quite flat and divides in two opposite dire...

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  • near Green Point, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    18.03mi
    Elevation +
    2126f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of AT from Swatara State park to Rte 325 Photo of AT from Swatara State park to Rte 325 Photo of AT from Swatara State park to Rte 325

    we went through the beaver dam, didn't take the alternate route, it was challenging, made 1 mile+ detour to visit the General

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  • Painter Rock 8 2 14

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    near Myersbrook, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    8.44mi
    Elevation +
    1486f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Painter Rock 8 2 14 Photo of Painter Rock 8 2 14 Photo of Painter Rock 8 2 14

    This hike starts at the parking area next to the Nedrow Cemetery on Painter Rock Rd, at first following the road north to the connector trail that goes over to the McKenna Trail. Go left on McKenna and follow to Painter ...

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  • Cycling - Valley Forge, PA

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    Road Bike
    near Valley Forge Trailer Park, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    12.54mi
    Elevation +
    502f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Cycling - Valley Forge, PA Photo of Cycling - Valley Forge, PA Photo of Cycling - Valley Forge, PA

    Cycling - Cloudy and windy day but no rain at least. Valley Forge National Historical Park has nice paved trails going up and down the hilly terrain. Located about 20 miles NW of the city of Philadelphia, traffic isn't ...

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  • PA AT: Chimney Rock Loop

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    near Old Forge, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of PA AT: Chimney Rock Loop Photo of PA AT: Chimney Rock Loop Photo of PA AT: Chimney Rock Loop

    This is pleasant ~6mi hike on South Mountain in the Michaux State Forest in Pa, just north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The hike starts out with a steep assent (~1000ft in 1.5mi) to Chimney Rock and its views of the South M...

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  • White Rocks 9 29 2013

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    near Hutchinson, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    9.45mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of White Rocks 9 29 2013 Photo of White Rocks 9 29 2013 Photo of White Rocks 9 29 2013

    This hike begins at the gate to Lick Hollow Picnic Area on US 40 east of Uniontown, PA and ends at the Hi-To Bar in Fairchance, PA. From the gate, you go down the paved road and cross the bridge over Lick Run at the bott...

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  • near Quarryville, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Distance
    16.01mi
    Elevation +
    220f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA Photo of Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA Photo of Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township, PA

    I was hiking from the trailhead of the Enola trail near Quarryville at exactly sunrise, 6:52AM. I had 4.6 miles to hike west and didn’t want to carry an extra jacket thinking it would become a warm day. Stupid mistake. F...

    Good gravel running and biking trail. Could be sun exposed during middle of the day. Very flat.
    Brian P Schwind
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