Take a Hike: 10 of the Best Trails in the Pittsburgh Area



(page 7 of 11)

BEST PLACE TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
FOX CHAPEL


photo by chuck beard
 

Spread your wings a mere 10 miles outside of the city at the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel. Headquarters of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the 134-acre reserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week, 365 days a year, and it promises to connect people with nature. Depending on the season, chances are good you’ll see or hear a wide variety of the multiple species of birds that nest here: Mallards and Canadian Geese congregate around the pond with turtles and frogs, Indigo Buntings, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red-shouldered Hawks, Scarlet Tanagers, Eastern Phoebes, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Red-winged Blackbirds. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife, too. Those requiring handicap accessibility can enjoy the portion of Spring Hollow Trail that extends from the main building to the pond. Trail maps are available onsite or online.  

Trailhead
614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel

Level of Difficulty
Easy

Dog-Friendly?
No

Kid-Friendly?
Yes

Mileage
3.4 miles

Don’t miss
The Treetop, a canopy-level deck that extends from the hillside along Spring Hollow Trail and offers sweeping views of the topography.
Learn more: aswp.org
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


With 50 Shades of Silence, Darieth Chisolm Offers Her Voice and Support

With 50 Shades of Silence, Darieth Chisolm Offers Her Voice and Support

The longtime local newscaster’s website and forthcoming documentary, based on her own experience with non-consensual pornography, aim to provide victims with help and support.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Meet the Federal Galley Chefs

Meet the Federal Galley Chefs

We have the lowdown on who is cooking what in the new North Side food hall from the operators of Smallman Galley.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Who's Got the Cutest Pet in Pittsburgh?

Who's Got the Cutest Pet in Pittsburgh?

Announcing Pittsburgh Magazine's 2017 Cutest Pet Contest. First step –– send us a photo of your pet! We will pick 10 finalists and then you'll vote for the winner.

Comments


King Arthur's Sword Turns a Spot in Baldwin Into an Entertainment Destination

King Arthur's Sword Turns a Spot in Baldwin Into an Entertainment Destination

IQ Escape's new South Hills escape rooms elevate Crafthouse Stage & Grill and Legacy Lanes.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Encouraging Start Only a Start for The Steelers

Encouraging Start Only a Start for The Steelers

The season's first two victories were notched against mediocre competition. Eventually, the degree of difficulty is going to ratchet up considerably.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

Robert Hallett, Goldsmith, handcrafts the jewelry in his Oakmont shop.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
2017 Silk Screen Festival Focuses on Difficult, Captivating Fare

2017 Silk Screen Festival Focuses on Difficult, Captivating Fare

Reviews of three marquee films included in the 2017 Silk Screen Film Festival, plus local movie news and notes.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Mad Libs Adds Laughs and Advice to Pittsburgh Wedding

Mad Libs Adds Laughs and Advice to Pittsburgh Wedding

Wedding guests were asked to bring their creativity to the couple’s big day.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Tour Chatham Village, Pittsburgh’s Own Secret Garden

Tour Chatham Village, Pittsburgh’s Own Secret Garden

The home and garden tour in the historic planned garden community in the heart of Mt. Washington takes place next week.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

School trustees voted this week to increase tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Comments

Edit Module

Edit Module