"Parks and Trails" Pittsburgh Off The Beaten Path Tip by estargrl88

Pittsburgh Off The Beaten Path: 65 reviews and 124 photos

There are several good hiking spots/nature trails in and around Pittsburgh. Right in the city, the best place is Frick Park, around Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill. I would suggest starting in the nature reserve area on Beechwood Blvd. This has a wildflower field and pond, but once you get back on the trails you can find some that extend on for awhile. In some areas, you find lots of dogs too, and it is a good exercise spot for many locals. If you have kids, you could start by the Blue Slide Park (as it's locally known) in Squirrel Hill where there's a big playground, and it also takes you onto the trails further back. In Fox Chapel, maybe half and hour away, is Beechwood Run, which has some trails, and is more of a nature reserve. Further away is Ohiopyle (good for biking, check out the other attractions like white water rafting and Fallingwater if you make the trip out there), the Laurel Valley trails (very scenic, more for hiking and has camping too), and Raccoon State park. These are all an hour or two away.

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  • Written Nov 12, 2006
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