Download

Distance

5.04 mi

Elevation gain

364 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

364 ft

Max elevation

1,108 ft

Trailrank

85 5

Min elevation

870 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

one hour 26 minutes

Time

one hour 51 minutes

Coordinates

1392

Uploaded

January 8, 2021

Recorded

January 2021
  • Rating

     
  • Information

     
  • Easy to follow

     
  • Scenery

     
Be the first to clap
1 comment
 
Share
-
-
1,108 ft
870 ft
5.04 mi

Viewed 592 times, downloaded 1 times

near Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)

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 Roberto Clemente Drive at 40.44181°N and -79.95264°W. Doing this allows you to continue along Schenley Drive. This crosses the Schenley Bridge at 40.44149°N and -79.94950°W. I made a stop at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens located along Schenley Drive at 40.43920°N and -79.94737°W. I crossed Schenley Drive and walked up to Flagstaff Hill at 40.43990°N and -79.94620°W. This is not very elevated but just enough to afford a good view of the city of Pittsburgh. From here I continued walking along Schenley Drive to West Circuit Road at 40.43965°N and -79.94351°W. The Westinghouse Memorial is located at 40.43947°N and -79.94275°W. Continue heading along Schenley Drive through the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. You may encounter lots of White Tail Deer though Schenley Park and through the occasional flying golf ball along the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. This golf course appeared pretty active even in the winter months on relatively “warm” days. My plan was to make a left at the intersection with Schenley Drive and Forbes Avenue at 40.43774°N and -79.93295°W but Temple Sinai is just up the street and a must see. This historic structure is located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Murdoch Street at 40.43816°N and -79.93073°W. From here I walked back along Forbes Avenue. I stopped at the “Walking to the sky cultural landmark” located on the grounds of Carnegie Mellon University at 40.44423°N and -79.94292°W. I continued heading along Forbes Avenue past the Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 40.44389°N and -79.95069°W and then along South Bellefield Avenue. I made a stop at the Heinz Memorial Chapel at 40.44551°N and -79.95152°W. I stayed on the grounds of the University of Pittsburgh and visited the campus’ Gothic skyscraper known as the “Cathedral of Learning” located at 40.44455°N and -79.95284°W. I have seen this structure from as far out of town as West Mufflin. I suspect that it’s visible from even further away. Form here I walked along Bigelow Boulevard stopping at the William Pitt Union at 40.44377°N and -79.95436°W and then crossed Fifth Avenue to get to the Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall at 40.44482°N and -79.95617°W. From this final stop I just walked along Fifth Avenue and then along South Bouquet Street and onto Roberto Clemente Drive to return to the starting point.
Happy Trails.
Waypoint

Starting Point

This is just a locator point at the start of the trail.
Bridge

Schenley Park Bridge

This waypoint is located along the Schenley Park Bridge.
Museum

Phipps Botanical Gardens

This waypoint sits at the front of the Phipps Botanical Gardens.
Panorama

Flagstaff Hill

This waypoint sits at the top of Flagstaff Hill.
Monument

Westinghouse Memorial

This waypoint sits at the Westinghouse Memorial.
Religious site

Temple Sinai

This waypoint sits at the Temple Sinai.
Waypoint

Carnegie Mellon University

This waypoint sits at the “Walking to the sky cultural landmark” located on the grounds of Carnegie Mellon University.
Museum

Carnegie Museum

This waypoint sits outside the Carnegie Museum.
Religious site

Heinz Chapel

This waypoint sits outside the Heinz Chapel.
Monument

Cathedral of Learning

This waypoint sits at the front of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.
Photo

Log Cabin

This waypoint sits at the log cabin on the grounds of the University of Pittsburgh.
Monument

WM Pitt Union

This waypoint sits at the William Pitt Union.
Monument

Allegheny County Soldiers Memorial

This waypoint sits at the Allegheny County Soldiers Memorial.
Religious site

Bellefield Church

This waypoint sits at Bellefield Church.

1 comment

  • Photo of Trini Hiker

    Trini Hiker Jan 9, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Great walking trail in the late Spring or early Summer months. Lots to see and do along the way.

You can or this trail