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391 mi 630 km of trail 10 Featured Runs

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gem Favorite Home of the trails namesake, Rachel Carson, conservationist and author.

Rachel Carson Homestead

(2) Springdale, PA

Featured Runs in Pittsburgh Metro - 10

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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.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail

39.1 mi 62.9 km • Point to Point • 5,612 ft Ascent 1710.46 m Ascent

(8) Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Allegheny Observatory in the snow
Intermediate

Riverview Park Adventure

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Loop • 386 ft Ascent 117.53 m Ascent

(2) Millvale, PA
Favorite Sweeping bend along the hill side
Intermediate

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

18.9 mi 30.3 km • Point to Point • 1,844 ft Ascent 561.92 m Ascent

(6) Allison…, 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.
Extremely Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge

39.1 mi 62.9 km • Point to Point • 6,014 ft Ascent 1833.08 m Ascent

(1) Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Spring on the trail.
Intermediate

Boyce Park East and West Loop

7.9 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 657 ft Ascent 200.39 m Ascent

(3) Plum, PA
Favorite The view from the top of the Witch Hazel Trail.
Intermediate

15 Switchbacks

6.1 mi 9.8 km • Out and Back • 514 ft Ascent 156.72 m Ascent

(2) Versailles, PA
Favorite Bridge over waterfall at the end of cat fish pond
Intermediate/Difficult

Cool Spirit Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Loop • 525 ft Ascent 160.02 m Ascent

(2) 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 • Loop • 149 ft Ascent 45.53 m Ascent

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

Hell Hath No Hurry Course (modified)

7.2 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 763 ft Ascent 232.53 m Ascent

(1) Rennerdale, PA

Trails in Pittsburgh Metro - 167

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

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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

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