Places to Run & Walk


Where to Run and Walk in Pittsburgh

Peters Trail
40 Miles, Crushed Limestone
The Montour Trail is the trail organization that runs through South Park Township. It is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail-trail that will ultimately extend 47 miles from Coraopolis to Clairton. Currently, multiple sections of the trail totaling over 40 miles are completed. New sections are being added each year. 

Three Rivers Heritage Trail & Friends of the Riverfront
22 Miles, Paved 
The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a wonderful pedestrian trail and greenway system in the Pittsburgh region running for 21 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, it is an almost complete public route for cyclists, walkers, runners, and in some places rollerbladers. 

Frick Park
Known as Pittsburgh’s woodland park for its extensive trails throughout steep valleys and wooded slopes, Frick Park is an ideal escape from the noise of the city. 

Schenley Park
Created in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley, the park now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions.

The Great Allegheny Passage
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail offers 135 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD, and Duquesne, PA, near Pittsburgh. A nearly level trail along winding rivers, shaded valleys, and traditional small towns. 


South Park
A 3,000-acre recreational area that is popular for its natural beauty and a wide range of recreational activities. While the park is owned and operated by the County of Allegheny, 
a large portion of the park lies within the boundaries of South Park Township the municipality.

North Park
3,075 acres located in Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships. There is a 5-mile loop that is pretty well maintained through the winter months.

Dead Man's Hollow

This park offers 4 trails of varying difficulty and connects to the Yough River Trail.

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Washington County Road Runners ClubWashington County Road Runners

The Washington County Road Runners Club is a friendly, family-oriented club dedicated to promoting running and walking in Washington County.

Our mission is to unite runners and walkers of every level of ability and interest, promoting good health, friendship and camaraderie.

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