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Distance:
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~36 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Barking Slopes Conservation Area
Town:
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.532913, -79.781814
Added:
October 02, 2017
Updated:
June 06, 2018
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82 '

Total Change
117 '

Ascent
119 '

Descent

The Riverside Trail at Barking Slopes Conservation Area near New Kensington, PA is a short 1.2 mile out-and-back hike along the the Barking Slopes' ledges and forest that runs adjacent to the Allegheny River.

This trail is unique in that it runs along large ledges and weaves through section of tall bamboo plants. The trailhead can be found at the entrance to the parking lot right where Barking rd meets the hairpin turn that leads to a dead end. The trail meets up again with Barking Rd about 0.6 to 0.7 miles down. We almost made it to the end of the trail before turning back since there wasn't much else to see.

Follow the blue blaze/arrow signs on the trees.

Explore 214 trails near New Kensington, PA
  1. Parking

    40.532913, -79.781814
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.532817, -79.781859
  3. Allegheny River view

    40.532528, -79.783608
    Allegheny River view
  4. Old structure with foundation

    40.53274, -79.785067
    Old structure with foundation
  5. Point-of-Interest

    40.532552, -79.785725
    Point-of-Interest
  6. Ledges

    40.532872, -79.7884
    Ledges
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Hazards

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Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Blue

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1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Trail added
October 02, 2017
Hiked on
September 01, 2017
Updated on
June 06, 2018
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
August 11, 2020
Hiking
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
September 29, 2017
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