Download

Distance

6.39 mi

Elevation gain

627 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

627 ft

Max elevation

1,020 ft

Trailrank

83 5

Min elevation

772 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

one hour 49 minutes

Time

2 hours 11 minutes

Coordinates

1784

Uploaded

February 4, 2021

Recorded

February 2021
  • Rating

     
  • Information

     
  • Easy to follow

     
  • Scenery

     

Advanced Filters

Filter by recording month or date. Find trails only from people you are following.

Get Wikiloc Premium Upgrade to remove Ads
Advanced Filters Advanced Filters
Share
-
-
1,020 ft
772 ft
6.39 mi

Viewed 1270 times, downloaded 1 times

near Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)

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 park there’s a lot of different ways to get this done. I started this Schenley Park trek at the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain in Central Oakland at 40.44201°N and -79.95205°W. I walked along Schenley Drive but only as far as the Joncaire Steps. This is a steep series of 150 steps leading down to Joncaire & Boundary Streets and the start of the Junction Hollow Trail. This relatively isolated community was first settled in the late 19th century by Italian immigrants from Pizzoferrato and Gamberale. As you walk through the neighbourhood its cultural heritage is evident with the Italian flags and picnic benches painted in red, white and green. There’s also a signpost that marks the distance from Panther Hollow to both Italian cities where most of the original immigrants originated.
I walked all the way out to the Schenley Park Soccer Field. The Zigzag trailhead is in this area and it connects well with the Bridle Trail. I veered off the Junction Hollow Trail at the railroad crossing at 40.43627°N and -79.94957°W to go to Panther Hollow Lake. This is a man-made lake that serves as a catchment basin for the local watershed.
From this point I did the Lower Panther Hollow Trail and then the Upper Panther Hollow Trail. They connect at the Squirrel Hill South area just off Panther Hollow Road and Bartlett Street at 40.43355°N and -79.93652°W. I exited the Upper Panther Hollow Trail in the area of the Anderson Playground but it actually connects with the Bridle Trail just beyond the Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge.
I walked back along Panther Hollow Road crossing Panther Hollow Bridge making stops at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 40.43927°N and -79.94730°W and the Flagstaff Hill monument at 40.43968°N and -79.94668°W. I just followed the trail through Flagstaff Hill and exited at 40.44027°N and -79.94250°W along Schenley Drive and Tech Street near Carnegie Mellon University.
Crossing Schenley Drive I walked to the Westinghouse Memorial located at 40.43945°N and -79.94275°W. I walked along West Circuit Road and visited the Memorial Grove Monument at 40.43793°N and -79.94385°W. I picked up the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail at 40.43872°N and -79.94374°W. This trail exits along East Circuit Road but I stayed on to the intersection with the Lower Panther Hollow Trail at 40.43445°N and -79.93628°W. I did the more interesting Hollow Run Trail from that point until the intersection with the Lower Panther Hollow Trail. To me this is the more interesting trail as it meanders along the stream but it’s slippery during the winter months and narrow sections can get uncomfortably crowded with other outdoor enthusiasts. I exited the park again at the Schenley Visitor Centre and made my way back to the starting point.
Happy Trails.
Waypoint

Starting Point

  • Photo of Starting Point
  • Photo of Starting Point
  • Photo of Starting Point
This waypoint sits at the staring point of the loop at the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain in Central Oakland.
Waypoint

Joncaire Steps

  • Photo of Joncaire Steps
  • Photo of Joncaire Steps
  • Photo of Joncaire Steps
This waypoint sits at the top of the 150 Joncaire Steps
Photo

Panther Hollow

  • Photo of Panther Hollow
  • Photo of Panther Hollow
  • Photo of Panther Hollow
This waypoint sits at the start of the Junction Hollow section of the trail in Panther Hollow.
Waypoint

Schenley Park Soccer Field

  • Photo of Schenley Park Soccer Field
  • Photo of Schenley Park Soccer Field
  • Photo of Schenley Park Soccer Field
This waypoint sits near the parking lot of the Schenley Park Soccer Field.
Risk

Railroad Tracks

  • Photo of Railroad Tracks
  • Photo of Railroad Tracks
  • Photo of Railroad Tracks
This waypoint sits at the railroad crossing to access Panther Hollow Lake.
Lake

Panther Hollow Lake

  • Photo of Panther Hollow Lake
  • Photo of Panther Hollow Lake
  • Photo of Panther Hollow Lake
This waypoint sits at Panther Hollow Lake
Intersection

Intersection 1

  • Photo of Intersection 1
  • Photo of Intersection 1
  • Photo of Intersection 1
This waypoint marks an intersection in the trail just beyond Panther Hollow Lake.
Intersection

Intersection 2

  • Photo of Intersection 2
  • Photo of Intersection 2
  • Photo of Intersection 2
This waypoint marks a second intersection in the trail.
Intersection

Intersection 3

  • Photo of Intersection 3
  • Photo of Intersection 3
  • Photo of Intersection 3
This waypoint marks a third intersection in the trail.
Bridge

First Bridge

  • Photo of First Bridge
  • Photo of First Bridge
  • Photo of First Bridge
This waypoint marks the location of the first bridge encountered in this particular route.
Bridge

Second Bridge

  • Photo of Second Bridge
  • Photo of Second Bridge
  • Photo of Second Bridge
This waypoint marks the location of the secnd bridge encountered in this particular route.
Bridge

Third Bridge

  • Photo of Third Bridge
  • Photo of Third Bridge
  • Photo of Third Bridge
This waypoint marks the location of the third bridge encountered in this particular route.
Bridge

Fourth Bridge

  • Photo of Fourth Bridge
  • Photo of Fourth Bridge
  • Photo of Fourth Bridge
This waypoint marks the location of the fourth bridge encountered in this particular route.
Intersection

Upper & Lower Trail Connection

  • Photo of Upper & Lower Trail Connection
  • Photo of Upper & Lower Trail Connection
  • Photo of Upper & Lower Trail Connection
This waypoint marks the location of the connection with the Upper and Lower Trails.
Park

Trail Exit

  • Photo of Trail Exit
  • Photo of Trail Exit
  • Photo of Trail Exit
This waypoint marks the location of the exit of the trail in the area of the Anderson Playground.
Bridge

Panther Hollows Bridge

  • Photo of Panther Hollows Bridge
  • Photo of Panther Hollows Bridge
  • Photo of Panther Hollows Bridge
  • Photo of Panther Hollows Bridge
  • Photo of Panther Hollows Bridge
This waypoint sits at the Panther Hollows Bridge.
Waypoint

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

  • Photo of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Photo of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Photo of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
This waypoint sits at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Photo

Flagstaff Hill

  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill
  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill
  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill
This waypoint sits at Flagstaff Hill.
Photo

Flagstaff Hill Summit

  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill Summit
  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill Summit
  • Photo of Flagstaff Hill Summit
This waypoint sits at the top of the mound on Flagstaff Hill. It affords a god view of the Oakland area of Pittsburgh.
Waypoint

Exit at Carnegie Mellon

  • Photo of Exit at Carnegie Mellon
  • Photo of Exit at Carnegie Mellon
  • Photo of Exit at Carnegie Mellon
This waypoint sits at the exit along Schenley Drive and Tech Street near Carnegie Mellon University.
Monument

Westinghouse Memorial

  • Photo of Westinghouse Memorial
  • Photo of Westinghouse Memorial
  • Photo of Westinghouse Memorial
This waypoint sits at the Westinghouse Memorial.
Monument

Memorial Grove Monument

  • Photo of Memorial Grove Monument
  • Photo of Memorial Grove Monument
  • Photo of Memorial Grove Monument
This waypoint sits at the Memorial Grove Monument.
Waypoint

Steve Faloon Memorial Trail

  • Photo of Steve Faloon Memorial Trail
  • Photo of Steve Faloon Memorial Trail
  • Photo of Steve Faloon Memorial Trail
This waypoint sits at the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail head.
Picnic

Westinghouse Shelter

  • Photo of Westinghouse Shelter
  • Photo of Westinghouse Shelter
  • Photo of Westinghouse Shelter
This waypoint sits at the Westinghouse Shelter along the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail.
Intersection

Trail Connection

  • Photo of Trail Connection
  • Photo of Trail Connection
  • Photo of Trail Connection
This waypoint sits at the connection with the Steve Faloon Trail and the Lower Panther Hollow Trail.
Waypoint

Trail exit

  • Photo of Trail exit
  • Photo of Trail exit
This waypoint sits at the exit of this particular realization of the trek.
Information point

Schenley Visitor Center

  • Photo of Schenley Visitor Center
  • Photo of Schenley Visitor Center
  • Photo of Schenley Visitor Center
This waypoint sits at the Schenley Visitor Center
Bridge

Schenley Bridge

  • Photo of Schenley Bridge
  • Photo of Schenley Bridge
  • Photo of Schenley Bridge
This waypoint sits at Schenley Bridge

1 comment

  • Photo of Trini Hiker

    Trini Hiker Feb 5, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    It is indeed a very nice area for walking. There's ample wildlife sightings along the trails. The deer appear un-phased by your presence very close to them. I also saw a couple birds of prey. I found the hollow run trail most enjoyable...

You can or this trail