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Distance:
6.0 Miles / 9.7 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
3 hours
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Town:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.426204, -79.952964
Added:
January 28, 2018
Updated:
January 23, 2020
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95 '

Total Change
319 '

Ascent
319 '

Descent

The Eliza Furnace Trail, part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an easy 6 mile out-and-back hike that leads from the southwest corner of Schenley Park to Point State Park and the Downtown section of the TRHT and back. The trail is flat and paved the entire way. This section of the TRHT is less popular than the North Shore Riverfront Trail or the Station Square Trail since there aren't as many views. The trail runs along the Monongahela River with views of South Side, the Hot Metal Bridge, Liberty Bridge, the Smithfield Street Bridge, and Mount Washington.

One downside to this trail is that it runs along I-376, so it's noisy throughout almost the entire hike. When you reach the Smithfield Street Bridge, the trail becomes harder to find as it follows sidewalks, but you can follow the green bike signs with arrows to 'Point State Park' to stay on the trail.

Parking: Parking can be found at the parking lot by the coordinates provided. Turn off of Second Ave and onto the dead end road - you'll see signs for trailhead parking. Parking is free and has a 3-hour limit from 8AM to 6PM, except on Sundays.

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  1. Parking

    40.426204, -79.952964
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.426048, -79.953402
  3. View of the Smithfield Bridge

    40.435936, -79.999336
    View of the Smithfield Bridge
  4. Smithfield Bridge

    40.436103, -80.000153
    Smithfield Bridge
  5. Smithfield Bridge

    40.436153, -80.001197
    Smithfield Bridge
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6.0 miles / 9.7 km
Trail added
January 28, 2018
Hiked on
January 28, 2018
Updated on
January 23, 2020

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