12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Pittsburgh, One For Each Month Of The Year

We can all use a little adventure in our lives, right? Whether we’re daredevils or prefer to take it easy, we can find a ton of adventures in Pittsburgh during our explorations. One of the best ways to explore is by setting out on one of the many hiking trails in Pittsburgh (or relatively nearby). Here are some of the best hiking trails in and near Pittsburgh, one for each month of the year.

What are your favorite scenic trails in Pittsburgh? Did any make this list? Let us know in the comments! If you’re up for a day of chasing waterfalls, follow this day trip to seven gorgeous waterfalls in and near Pittsburgh.

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Hiking Trails In Pittsburgh

December 15, 2022

Are there any kid-friendly hikes in Pittsburgh?

One of the best ways to get out and explore is with the kiddos. Fortunately, we can find a slew of kid-friendly trails in Pittsburgh. Here are just a few kid-friendly hikes in Pittsburgh worth checking out:

  • Fall Run Trail in Glenshaw tallies just over a mile and leads to the only waterfall in Allegheny County.
  • The Harmony Trail in Wexford spans just one mile along crushed gravel. Wear comfy shoes.
  • Marvel at colorful flowers along the 1.5-mile Art Wit Trail in Raccoon Creek State Park.
  • Follow the trail to Buttermilk Falls in New Florence, a towering 40-foot waterfall that you can walk behind. (You’ll get wet.) It also features two smaller cascades and quotes from Mister Rogers along the path.
  • Set off on the half-mile McCune Run Trail through Keystone State Park.


Are there any hiking trails in Pittsburgh that you can hike at any time of the year?

Hiking’s an all-season activity in Pittsburgh. We’ve got a full menu of trails in Pittsburgh that you can hike year-round, including:

  • Eliza Furnace Trail runs 3.6 miles and is predominately flat.
  • The 2.3-mile Emerald View Trail promises breathtaking views of the Pittsburgh skyline.
  • The South Side Steps & Hills Walk, which tallies 3.8 miles, is somewhat challenging but leads to stellar views of the skyline. Be careful of slippery conditions in the winter and after it rains.