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Distance:
1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Highland Park
Town:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.4833, -79.907969
Added:
December 12, 2015
Updated:
June 06, 2018

The Overlook Trail in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA, is a 1 mile one-way hike that brings you up to the north east section of the park.

The trail shoots south and loops back onto itself before going north and around to the pool area of Highland Park.

During the fall and winter, you can see the Allegheny River and the lock/dam by the Highland Park bridge, but the overlook is blocked by the trees in the warmer months.

At the end of this trail, near the pool area, you can connect to the Zoo Trail.

Partial trail closer: Please note that the loop portion of this trail, in the southern section, has been closed off for trail restoration. You can still connect to the Lake Grove Trail and you can still hike over to the Zoo Trail; however, the portion that connects the Zoo Trail appears to be open.

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  1. Parking

    40.4833, -79.907969
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.481285, -79.908618
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165 '

Total Change
258 '

Ascent
113 '

Descent

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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
December 12, 2015
Hiked on
December 12, 2015
Updated on
June 06, 2018
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
January 30, 2017
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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
December 05, 2015
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