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The Best Hiking Trails Around Pittsburgh

The Best Hiking Trails Around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas have more than its fair share of great hiking spots. November is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and be active!  Planning your next outdoor adventure just got a whole lot easier because we have found the best trails and hiking spots for your next fall trip! 


Moraine State Park

Enjoy your day biking, hiking, and swimming on your next trip to Moraine State Park. Lake Arthur is the centerpiece here, a massive body of water perfect for floating and fishing. Hikers can enjoy various treks, including the more difficult Glacier Ridge Trail. Moraine State Park offers a variety of different trails to hike for all skill sets. 


Frick Park

If you want to take a hiking day trip, but also want to stay close to the City of Pittsburgh, Frick Park is your spot.  Walk, hike, or mountain bike. Play with your pup, or make your way down to the Nine Mile Run Watershed—there’s no shortage of sweat-inducing, outdoor activities that are still within the city limits.  


Ohiopyle State Park

Spend a weekend at Ohiopyle State Park!  One day will not be long enough to fully explore the park, waterways, and trails totaling almost 80 miles in all. Natural waterslides, whitewater rapids, mountain biking trails, and rock climbing areas round out the list of things to do. Consider camping overnight to experience all Ohiopyle has to offer!


Rachel Carson Trail

The Rachel Carson Trail spans 37.5 miles between Harrison Hills County Park in Northeast Allegheny County to North Park in north-central Allegheny County. The terrain is varied, including some paved roads and other areas that are steep and rugged. The trail will also lead you to the mansion at Hartwood Acres in Indiana Township and the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale.

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Experienced and well-conditioned hikers will enjoy the challenges presented by this 70-mile backpacking trail stretching from Laurel Mountain at Ohiopyle to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. This trail has a lot of different options for any level of hiking from beginner to expert.  


There is no better time than this November to spend your Saturday hiking and enjoying the fresh air.  When you are planning your next hiking trip, be sure to consider one of these great hiking spots and use the All Trails App to find new and exciting trails!