There’s A Hike Near Pittsburgh That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Camp
By Beth Price-Williams|Published June 16, 2021
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Hiking usually means quite a few surprises along the trail – whether we cross paths with wild animals or discover a hidden waterfall. With the rich history of Western Pennsylvania, we might also run across abandoned ruins that give us a glimpse into the past. Flat Rock Trail near Pittsburgh, for example, leads to the ruins of an abandoned camp that dates back to before World War II.
Have you ever hiked the Flat Rock Trail near Pittsburgh? What did you think of the ruins of the abandoned camp? Share your experience in the comments! If you’re up for a bit of a drive, plan a visit to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. There, you’ll find a fascinating trail that leads to a former World War II POW camp.
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