With the spring season in full bloom, we know Earth Day is right around the corner! We are celebrating by sharing our five favorite hiking/walking trails in and surrounding Allegheny County. Grab your tennis shoes, sunscreen, and some snacks because you’ll want to stay out on these trails all day long.
1. Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle is located in Fayette County and is a little over an hour away from Pittsburgh. Ohiopyle is best known for its beautiful Cucumber Falls trail that can easily be accessed via a 3-mile loop. Although Cucumber Fall is one of the more well-known trails, the State Park has a total of 20,500 acres to explore!
2. Cedar Creek Park
Cedar Creek Park, located in Westmoreland County and just under an hour southeast of Pittsburgh is a great spot if you’re looking for a family-friendly hike. This park is home to a beautiful one-mile hike through Cedar Creek Gorge. Follow along the trail to see a wide array of trees, flowers, and wildlife.
3. Three Rivers Trail
Looking for a great view of the city? If so, the Three Rivers Trail is the one you want to check out! The Three Rivers Trail is located right here in Allegheny County and spans 24 miles. If you are interested in getting a unique look at the city of Pittsburgh then this is the trail for you! This trail takes you through Pittsburgh's different neighborhoods, from Millvale to Lawrenceville you can see breathtaking
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4. Raccoon State Park
Raccoon State Park is located just outside of Pittsburgh in Beaver County. This State Park is made up of 7,500 acres and has over 40 miles of hiking trails. This is a great spot if you are someone who is looking for quiet, peaceful trails with little infrastructure. The two most popular trails are the Forest Trail and the Lake Trail and even though they are popular they are never very crowded. Exploring one of these trails would be a great way to get outdoors while being safe!
5. Butler – Freeport Community Trail
This trail stretches approximately 20 miles and is great for biking or walking. If you are interested in being in a more wooded area, we would suggest doing the Freeport half of the trail. This part of the trail has beautiful trees, rock formations and great views of the creek! However, if you are looking for more farmland then we suggest checking out the Butler half of the trail.
Don't forget! When you are heading outside it is important to make sure you are properly hydrated and properly fueled to be in the warm weather. Let us know what trails you are planning to check out.
Thank you to the following resources for helping us put together this article: https://www.discovertheburgh.com/butler-freeport-community-trail/
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