7 Scenic Rail Trails Near Pittsburgh That Are Downright Picture Perfect

Here comes spring! Who can resist spending time outdoors when the warm sunshine and gentle breezes return? One of the best ways to feel the sun on your skin and to breathe in the fresh air is to hit one of the many rail trails, that follow now-defunct railway routes, around Pittsburgh. Whether you plan to hike, bike, or go on a leisurely stroll, these seven rail trails near Pittsburgh are picture perfect.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Do you have any favorite rail trails near Pittsburgh? Click here to read about six (other) amazing hikes you can take without ever leaving the city.