Pittsburgh January 23, 2018
Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding Near Pittsburgh
On the prowl for a unique, outdoor adventure? You’re in luck, especially if you live in Western Pennsylvania. With all the sprawling land and state parks within driving distance of Pittsburgh, you can always find adventure. For something out of the ordinary – that includes old ruins – pack up the car for a trip to Linn Run State Park.
Just over an hour's drive from downtown Pittsburgh, Linn Run State Park spans 612 acres and features a lush evergreen forest.
The park attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers with its year round activities. Horseback riding, snowmobiling, camping, wildlife watching and, of course, hiking are among the permitted activities.
For an easy and intriguing hike that will take you past ruins, embark on the Flat Rock Trail. At only half a mile, the trail is popular with hikers and dog walkers.
Along the trail, you'll come to the remains of a building and a chimney, formerly the McGinnis Rod and Gun Club. The building, constructed prior to World War II, was used as a hunting lodge.
Although the hunting lodge closed in the 1940's, the building was left abandoned, eventually leaving only remnants for visitors to explore.
Flat Rock Trail boasts two highlights - the ruins
and Flat Rock, an impressive boulder that serves as the end of the hiking trail.
Linn Run State Park
770 Linn Run Road
Rector, PA 15677
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