The Rachel Carson Riverfront Park Loop Trail at Rachel Carson Riverfront Park in Cheswick, Pennsylvania is a short and easy 0.2 mile trail that runs around the park. While this trail and the area is not popular, the trail sits below the Barking Slopes Riverside Trail at Barking Slopes Conservation Area in Apollo, PA, so if you've ever hiked the hills of Barking Slopes, the surrounding area next to the park should look familiar.
The trail also dips down along the river where you can find numerous coal barges sitting docked in the Allegheny River. Next to the park is the massive Cheswick Generation Station which is a coal-fired plant that generates energy for the area. The Sierra Club is planning to sue the coal-fired plant over pollution problems, which you can read more about here.
Parking: Parking can be found at the end of South Duquesne Ave in Springdale. The park and trail itself sits over the town line in Cheswick.
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