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Distance:
6.5 Miles / 10.5 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
3 hours, ~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
South Park
Town:
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Directions:
49 Corrigan Dr Bethel Park, PA 15102
40.32531, -80.01624
Added:
July 15, 2017
Updated:
June 10, 2018
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261 '

Total Change
1,019 '

Ascent
966 '

Descent

The Bison Ridge Loop trail is a white blaze, moderate, 6.5 mile trail in South Park just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

The trail weaves in and out of almost all corners of South Park, so you get to see the entire park. There are about 4 or 5 main ascends and descends, so even though the elevation change is small, the elevation gain is much higher.

The trail has numerous trail heads, but the easiest way to get on the trail is to park at the address provided.

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  1. Parking

    40.32531, -80.01624
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.32507, -80.016423
  3. View of wildflowers and a large tree

    40.306033, -80.001494
    View of wildflowers and a large tree
  4. View through the trees of neighboring hills

    40.317756, -80.003328
    View through the trees of neighboring hills
  5. View of a rolling hill

    40.311894, -80.005928
    View of a rolling hill
  6. Trail continues between the tree and the forest

    40.310281, -80.007194
    Trail continues between the tree and the forest
  7. Trail follows the creek

    40.324592, -80.017158
    Trail follows the creek
  8. Fork in the trail

    40.323558, -80.006081
    Fork in the trail
  9. Bridge creek crossing

    40.327728, -80.007667
    Bridge creek crossing
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer

Blaze Color

White

Photo Albums

3 Trip Reports

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6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Trail added
July 15, 2017
Hiked on
July 15, 2017
Updated on
June 10, 2018
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
July 16, 2022
Warm, misty rain, dry trails. Not very well blazed, clearly we went off trail. I live about a mile from S Park and never did the full loop. My friend Bob and I did a semblance of it, and more. Near 18,000 steps.
Hiking
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
July 15, 2017
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