Riverside Trail

1.2 Miles
Time to Hike: ~36 minutes
October 02, 2017
June 06, 2018

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.

View more trails near New Kensington, PA


Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type




Blaze Color

82 '

Total Change
117 '

119 '

Riverside Trail default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

3 Trip Reports

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
1.2 miles
Trail added
October 02, 2017
Updated on
June 06, 2018
1.2 miles
August 10, 2020
1.2 miles
September 29, 2017
Dogs Hiking

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes' trails in North America

Weather Forecast

In New Kensington, PA

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

East Royce Mountain
Wayside Memorial Picnic Area
Elephant Mountain
Square Timber Vista via Bucktail Path

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an indie web platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and believe that public trail information should be free and accessible to the public.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes, including exploring , mapping , and publishing new trails with high-quality content, adding new site features, and site maintainance and moderating. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes user account required) to unlock perks for as little as $0.83/month with a 1-time non-recurring payment 😎 Or you can simply Donate any amount without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes is the next-best thing to a donation - both quick and free 😄

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin