Pittsburgh October 11, 2017
6 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Pittsburgh With A Spectacular End View
Well, it doesn’t exactly feel like fall, at least lately, in Pittsburgh. But, despite the summer-like temperatures, autumn continues to roll along with the fall foliage nearing its peak. Take advantage of the warm weather. Slip on your favorite hiking shoes and admire the foliage on these fall hikes in Pittsburgh.
1. Fall Run Park –187 Falls Run Trail, Glenshaw, PA 15116
Feel the crunch of the fallen leaves beneath your feet as you trek along the one-mile trail at Fall Run Park. The relatively easy trail will take you over picturesque footbridges and past several benches, culminating at a spectacular waterfall.
2. Frick Park – 1981 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Hike along the nearly one mile Lower Riverview Trail at Frick Park for unspoiled views of the vibrant fall colors. Cross picturesque bridges on what's predominately a smooth, multi-purpose trail that's also popular with bikers and dog walkers.
3. Riverview Park – 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Explore Riverview Park against the backdrop of fall along the two-mile Riverview Park Loop Trail. Stroll through the wooded area on the easy trail that's popular with walkers, joggers, hikers, and dog walkers.
4. Twin Lakes Park – 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601
Twin Lakes Park promises unspoiled natural beauty all year around. Enjoy the fresh fall air while admiring the autumn colors. The two mile Twin Lakes Park Loop Trail will take you around both lakes, hugged by colorful fall foliage.
5. Keystone State Park – 1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry, PA 15627
Discover several easy - and short - hiking trails at Keystone State Park that promise surprises at every turn. The half mile McCune Run Trail, for example, will take you straight to a meadow and a beaver pond. The two mile Lakeside Loop, on the other hand, will give you a close-up look at local wildlife and Keystone Lake.
6. Ohiopyle State Park – 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Stop for a peek at the breathtaking beauty of Ohiopyle Falls before hitting one of the hiking trails at Ohiopyle State Park. The Oakwoods Trail, an easy trail at only a half of a mile, will take you through a picturesque hardwood forest.
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