Top Adventures in Pittsburgh

  • Photograph the City of Pittsburgh

    Photograph the Pittsburgh skyline from Mt. Washington! It's a spot now famous for wedding photo backdrops, family portraits, etc. so you may have to wait a little while to get one of the overlooks to yourself. It's generally easy to park along t...

  • Catch a Sunset at Point State Park

    Great place to finish your day and it's right next to downtown. I would recommend getting food at PPG Place a couple blocks away and bringing it to eat and watch the sunset for dinner. You can watch and listen to the concerts happening during the ...

  • Bike the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

    A 24-mile path for biking, running, and walking with the best views of Pittsburgh. The path is non-linear as Pittsburgh comes to a point at Three Point Park, where three rivers intersect, and you can ride on all three sides of the land via this tr...

    24 miles

  • Hike the Rainbow Loop in Settlers Cabin

    There are three main trails in the park. The Green Loop (2 miles), Blue Loop (2 miles), and Purple Loop (1.5 miles). These all connect at some point so if you are looking for a little longer walk you can do all three at once. This totals a 5.5 mil...

    5.5 miles

  • Horseback Ride at Rolling Hills Ranch

    Enjoy an hour of horseback riding on Rolling Hills Ranch in Bridgeville, PA, 20 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. The ranch accommodates large groups and provides a guide for trips, who will leave the group for some time as the horses know the route ...

    300 ft gain

  • Explore Raccoon Creek's Wildflower Reserve

    Enjoy a peaceful walk through Raccoon Creek State Park's Wildflower Reserve. Only a 20 minute drive outside of Pittsburgh, you'll find yourself in the serene outdoors at Raccoon Creek State Park. After walking through the Reserve, you can explore ...

  • Hike the Mineral Springs Loop

    Starting at the Frankfort Mineral Springs parking lot, this 1.2 mile loop winds along the creek and leads you up into the waterfall and old resort area.After you reach this picture perfect spot, you can continue on the rest of the loop. This will ...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike McConnell's Mill State Park

    A trip to McConnell's Mill is a great idea at any time of year. Hiking trails that follow the Slippery Rock Gorge offer scenic views while the relaxing sound of Slippery Rock Creek echoes in the background. At one end of the park, you'll find the ...

  • Hike Through Hells Hollow

    Hells Hollow is part of McConnell's Mill State Park. It is a short and quick hike with things to do and see the entire way! During the winter the snow turns this place into a life-like snow globe, while in the spring the wildflowers make for beau...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Slippery Rock Creek from Hell's Hollow

    This nicely groomed trail starts at Hell's Hollow and branches off to the left. The trails total length is 24 miles long, but we chose to start off slow and go with an out and back just to the creek. This is a 2.3 mile hike one way which also has ...

    4.6 miles

  • Hike the Alpha Pass Trail

    Park in the lot at McConnell's Mill Rd but instead of going down the steps from the lot, walk up to the intersection of Johnson Rd and McConnell's Mill Rd. Walk toward the house that is a little down the road on McConnell's Mill Rd. You will see a...

    0.2 miles

  • Hike the Adams Falls Trail

    Linn Run State Park is one of my favorite adventure spots. From the moment you enter the park you are surrounded by tall hemlocks and rhododendrons. Most of the hiking trails run along a stream accompanied by beautiful cottages - a perfect scene f...

    1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Washington, Pennsylvania

      Washington / Pittsburgh Sw Koa

    • Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania

      Madison / Pittsburgh S.E. Koa

    • Ford City, Pennsylvania

      Damsite And Spillway Recreation Area

      Overview Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control pro...

    • Ford City, Pennsylvania

      Crooked Creek Lake

      Overview Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control pro...

    • Ford City, Pennsylvania

      Hancock Bend Boat Launch And Recreation Area

      Overview Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control pro...

    • Clarksburg, Pennsylvania

      Conemaugh Lake Pavilions

      Overview Tucked away amidst rolling hills, Conemaugh River Lake complements the tranquil rural countryside of southern Indiana County. Only a short drive from Pittsburgh, the project offers numerou...

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