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Three Rivers Heritage Trail - Strip District

Distance:
3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Town:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.455541, -79.983234
Added:
August 27, 2017
Updated:
January 23, 2020
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31 '

Total Change
99 '

Ascent
100 '

Descent

The Strip District section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is an easy 3 mile out-and-back hike that leads from 27th street to the Rachel Carson Bridge and the Downtown TRHT and Point State Park section and back. The trail has a few main view points - you can see Herrs Island in the Allegheny River, the Rachel Carson Bridge, Andy Warhol Bridge, Roberto Clemente Bridge, Downtown Pittsburgh, and the convention center right on the edge of the trail.

Parking can be found for free at the end of 24th street - there are 2 or 3 public parking spaces; however, there's plenty of parking found in/around the Strip District. Parking over by the 27th Street entrance appears to be permit-only parking on the street, but I did not confirm that.

Note: As of early February 2018, there's still construction going on between 15th and 21st street and the trail is closed between these streets. The GPS data provided includes the detour portion of the trail that heads over to Smallman Street and then back to the trail. This construction has been going on since Spring 2017.

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  1. Parking

    40.455541, -79.983234
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.457999, -79.979662
  3. View of 16th Street Bridge

    40.449969, -79.990853
    View of 16th Street Bridge
  4. View of Mt Washington and Pittsburgh's bridges

    40.447328, -79.995072
    View of Mt Washington and Pittsburgh's bridges
  5. Detour along trail in 2018

    40.449894, -79.990744
    Detour along trail in 2018
  6. View of Pittsburgh along trail detour (2018)

    40.453208, -79.984733
    View of Pittsburgh along trail detour (2018)
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3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Trail added
August 27, 2017
Hiked on
August 27, 2017
Updated on
January 23, 2020
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