Take a Hike: 10 of the Best Trails in the Pittsburgh Area
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photo by laura petrilla
What’s not to love about this bird’s-eye view of the city’s stunning skyline? From one of Pittsburgh’s highest elevation points, you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring views to the north, east and west — a sight even more spectacular as the sun goes down and lights turn on. There’s plenty to see by walking the entirety of the avenue, including photo opps at one of the four overlooks, rides on the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines, and a pit stop at the 24-hour chapel of the St. Mary of the Mount church. A bench and kneeler enable you to view the stained glass and architecture of this historic parish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Grandview’s rolling topography ensures you’ll feel the burn as you crest a few hills along the way, but no worries if you start to feel famished. Grab a bite to eat at any number of restaurants there or in the Shiloh Street corridor.
Level of Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Chatham Village. Built in 1932,
this 46-acre National Historic Landmark near Bigham Street, a few blocks from Grandview Avenue, brings the charm of an English countryside to an urban setting. The Georgian-style residences are flanked by interior courtyards, a village green and 26 acres of natural woodland.
Learn more: visitpittsburgh.com/about-pittsburgh/neighborhoods/mt-washington
Kate Benz has been a professional writer for 15 years, with bylines appearing in Pittsburgh Magazine, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and other publications. She also is the author of an Images of America book about Cranberry Township.