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400 mi 644 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 54 Trails Intermediate Trails 118 Trails Hard Trails 19 Trails
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gem Favorite Home of the trails namesake, Rachel Carson, conservationist and author.

Rachel Carson Homestead

(2) Springdale, PA

Recommended Routes in Pittsburgh Metro - 11

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Favorite Looking ahead, you can see the next mile of RCT, down the utility corridor, nearing Rt 28, and then heading up Ridge Road, and back into trails at the top of the hill.
Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail

39.1 mi 62.9 km 5,612' Up 1710.46 m Up 5,427' Down 1654.14 m Down

Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Allegheny Observatory in the snow
Intermediate

Riverview Park Adventure

3.1 mi 5.0 km 386' Up 117.53 m Up 386' Down 117.61 m Down

Millvale, PA
Favorite Sweeping bend along the hill side
Intermediate/Difficult

North Park Multi-Trail Circuit (Orange - Green - Red/Blue Blazes)

18.9 mi 30.3 km 1,844' Up 561.92 m Up 1,870' Down 569.94 m Down

Allison…, PA
Favorite Bridge over waterfall at the end of cat fish pond
Intermediate/Difficult

Cool Spirit Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 525' Up 160.02 m Up 525' Down 160.05 m Down

Versailles, PA
Favorite Looking ahead, you can see the next mile of RCT, down the utility corridor, nearing Rt 28, and then heading up Ridge Road, and back into trails at the top of the hill.
Very Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge

39.1 mi 62.9 km 6,014' Up 1833.08 m Up 5,831' Down 1777.15 m Down

Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Start of Perimeter Trail.
Difficult

Boyce Mayview Perimeter Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km 898' Up 273.6 m Up 897' Down 273.52 m Down

Thompso…, PA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Twin Hills Park Loop

0.7 mi 1.2 km 93' Up 28.4 m Up 100' Down 30.45 m Down

Dormont, PA
Favorite Spring on the trail.
Intermediate

Boyce Park East and West Loop

7.9 mi 12.8 km 657' Up 200.39 m Up 668' Down 203.54 m Down

Plum, PA
Favorite The view from the top of the Witch Hazel Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

15 Switchbacks

6.1 mi 9.8 km 514' Up 156.72 m Up 514' Down 156.72 m Down

Versailles, PA
Favorite View from the plateau toward Bandi Schaum Field. There are also amazing views of downtown Pittsburgh.
Intermediate

Ol Renziehausen

0.9 mi 1.5 km 149' Up 45.53 m Up 152' Down 46.39 m Down

Mount O…, PA
Favorite Climbing up the green trail
Intermediate

Hell Hath No Hurry Course (modified)

7.2 mi 11.5 km 763' Up 232.53 m Up 762' Down 232.34 m Down

Rennerdale, PA

Trails in Pittsburgh Metro - 180

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0.6 mi 0.9 km #1Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Iron Gate
Difficult
Homestead, PA
Difficult
Homestead, PA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #3Emerald View Trail
Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Nature Trail
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
Intermediate
Glenshaw, PA
152.4 mi 245.3 km #5Great Allegheny Passage
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
Easy
Mount Oliver, PA
6.0 mi 9.7 km #6Red/Blue Blaze
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate
Gibsonia, PA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Golf Course Trail (Orange Blaze)
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Gibsonia, PA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #8Cave Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Hemlock Trail
Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
Intermediate
Coraopolis, PA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10Roller Coaster
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #11Riverview Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Homestead, PA
Easy/Intermediate
Homestead, PA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #12Blue Blaze Red Dot
Intermediate
Plum, PA
Intermediate
Plum, PA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #13White Blaze
Intermediate
Plum, PA
Intermediate
Plum, PA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #14Old Squaw Trail
Intermediate
Fox Chapel, PA
Intermediate
Fox Chapel, PA
28.8 mi 46.3 km #15Panhandle Trail
Easy
Rennerdale, PA
Easy
Rennerdale, PA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #16Blue Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Rennerdale, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Rennerdale, PA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #17Red Trail
Intermediate
Rennerdale, PA
Intermediate
Rennerdale, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #18Round Top Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Murrysville, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Murrysville, PA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #19Witch Hazel Trail
Difficult
Versailles, PA
Difficult
Versailles, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Bradema Trail
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA
Intermediate
Edgewood, PA

Photos of Pittsburgh Metro - 89

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Climbing up the green trail
Apr 20, 2016 near Rennerdale, PA
Great waterfall mid-trail. Water level is currently low.
Aug 24, 2016 near Glenshaw, PA
A waterfall along the Green loop.
Apr 10, 2015 near Rennerdale, PA
The view from the top of the Witch Hazel Trail.
Apr 19, 2017 near Versailles, PA
Muddy section of the Red Trail
Apr 20, 2016 near Oakdale, PA
Well, Pittsburgh completely disappeared!
Nov 29, 2016 near Homestead, PA
Remaining snow and colored leaves.
Nov 22, 2016 near Wilkins…, PA
Rising sun and last glimpse of fall.
Nov 19, 2016 near Wilkins…, PA