Outdoor Adventure in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh!
Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks, Pittsburgh is popping with active possibilities. Bike, walk or rollerblade miles of riverfront trails, soaking in fantastic urban views. Bicycle rentals are available along the trail. Guided hikes offer another way to see the city. Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast, including:
- Explore the city's trails on two wheels (or two feet). The Three Rivers Heritage Trail System is a wonderful pedestrian system running for 24 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers – an almost complete public route for cyclists, walkers and runners.
- Renting a bike is easy at Golden Triangle Bike Rental with their main location on the Eliza Furnace Trail. Hourly and daily rentals are available for the entire family. All rentals include a helmet, bike lock and self-guided trail map.
- Kayak Pittsburgh offers the unique opportunity to cast off in a kayak from the North Shore with and see a skyscraper rise above the river.
- Take a hike through our nearly 2,000 acres of urban parks: Point State Park, Emerald View, Frick, Highland, Riverview and Schenley.
- Venture Outdoors makes it easy for people to get outside! Offering over 500 public programs including kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more
- If your wanderlust reaches beyond the city limits, head off on the 335-mile Great Allegheny Passage, which begins at Pittsburgh's Point State Park, links with the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and then takes you all the way to our nation's capital!
- Download the Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests App for iPhone and Android before setting off on your visit to Pittsburgh and Its Countryside.