7 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Pittsburgh Will Love
Three cheers for spring and some of the best hikes in Pittsburgh! Hang up the winter coat. Put away the hats, the gloves, and the boots. Spring is here! Now’s the time to get outdoors. Breathe in the fresh air, and reconnect with nature. The perfect way to do that? Slip on your hiking boots (or comfiest shoes) and embark on one of these easy and beautiful spring hikes in Pittsburgh (and a bit beyond).
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Best Hikes In Pittsburgh
What are the best kid-friendly hikes in Pittsburgh?
Getting the kids away from technology can be quite the challenge. After all, not much can compete for a kid’s attention like social media and video games that is, until you introduce them to hiking. Fortunately, we’ve got an abundance of kid-friendly hikes in Pittsburgh that are perfect for the little and not so little ones. If a mile or so sounds like the perfect distance, set off on the Fall Run Trail in Glenshaw. It’s a beautiful one-mile path with a wandering stream and a footbridge. The highlight is Fall Run Falls – the only named waterfall in Allegheny County. The pretty little hike is a surefire way to get your kids to fall in love with hiking AND waterfalls. For another waterfall trail that’s also kid-friendly, follow the path to Buttermilk Falls. You’ve got two choices for this one. A 10-minute walk leads to the Buttermilk Falls in Beaver Falls, and you can even wade in the water in the summer. A slightly longer jaunt takes you straight to Buttermilk Falls in New Florence. You can’t swim in this one, but you can walk behind it. You’re guaranteed to get drenched.
Are there any easy hikes in Pittsburgh?
Most of us love a good challenge, but sometimes we want to take it easy. We’ve got plenty of easy hikes in Pittsburgh from which to choose when we just want a leisurely journey. Don’t think because these hikes are easy that they aren’t brimming with natural beauty – they most certainly are. Meadow Run Trail at Ohiopyle State Park, for example, leads to two beautiful waterfalls and a natural waterslide; it’s the perfect summertime hike. The Lotus Trail runs through Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and is absolutely breathtaking, dotted with colorful flowers and flanked by lush trees. The half-mile Braille Trail in North Park, which features guiding wire for the visually impaired, is short, sweet, and offers plenty of natural beauty.
After a long day of hiking, where can I get the best burger in Pittsburgh?
Folks in The Keystone State sure love their burgers, and the answer to where you can find the best burger in Pittsburgh depends on who you ask! Some of the local faves are Meat and Potatoes (don’t miss the Pimento Burger!), Burgatory (they also have a great veggie burger for those who don’t eat meat), and Butterjoint (ask for the “Fancy Burger of the Day”), just to name a few.