Best Hiking Trails Within 10 Miles of Pittsburgh, PA

Take a Hike: 10 of the Best Trails in the Pittsburgh Area | Pittsburgh  Magazine

If you’re looking for a scenic hiking trail near Pittsburgh, PA, you don’t need to drive an hour or more to get there. Some of the best hiking trails are the ones not many people know about, and there are many within a stone’s throw of the city. This article will introduce three of these nearby trails in the city’s northern region. Most local outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers are well aware of hiking locations in the Allegheny County Parks and Pittsburgh Citiparks, but many do not know there are scenic waterfalls in nearby Shaler and Fox Chapel easily accessible from spectacular woodland trails. These are just some of the little-known hiking trails you should check out in the northern Pittsburgh vicinity.

Fall Run Trail
Few people notice the sign for Fall Run Park (a.k.a. Judge D.M. Miller Park) as they drive by it on Route 8 in Shaler. …

Top 5 Places to Go Winter Hiking in New Hampshire

I don’t know about you, but I love hiking in the winter. It just gives me a whole new perspective on things. There are several places in New Hampshire that I am particularly fond of when it comes to winter hiking.

Here’s a look at five of them:

  1.  Pillsbury State Park

Pillsbury State Park is located in Washington and features over 50 miles of trails. What I like most about the park is its history and terrain. There are remnants of old pioneer settlements from the 1700s and 1800s, as well as ponds, uplands and wetlands. It is also a great place to catch sight of winter wildlife, so be sure to bring your high powered binoculars, digital camera and zoom lens along. Hours of operation vary during the winter. Admission prices range from $2 to $4 depending on your age.

  1.  Flume Gorge and Visitors Center

The Flume Gorge and …

Hiking Sam's Point Preserve

Hiking trails are among the greatest secret treasures of living in this diverse landscape of the Hudson Valley . The trails in this area are one of the most consistently persuasive reasons to venture outside and persevere through the winters. A beginner can cut her teeth on short, well marked paths all up and down Rt. 9W or a seasoned hiker can take advantage of hikes that take multiple hours or all day. There are plenty of options along the Hudson River out of small towns like Cold Spring, Garrison, West Point , or a little further north to the Shawangunk Mountains . Your dog will need a water bowl for the long hike dot forget to get one,

My favorite local hike is near Cragsmoor , New York and is the southern most and highest point of the Shawangunk Mountain Range. There are also several parks in the Shawangunks, …

Hiking Trails in Clark County, Indiana

Best Trails in Clark State Forest | AllTrails

Hiking in the great outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul, and Clark County, Indiana has a variety of hiking trails for everyone. Hiking is a great form of exercise, gets you outside in fresh air, and is a wonderful opportunity to talk or just listen to peacefulness of the outdoors.

Deam Lake State Recreation Area
With four hiking trails to choose from, and all under three miles, you can easily enjoy most in a day’s time. Deam Lake has a scenic, undeveloped shore which is the perfect setting to enjoy nature. Camping, horseback riding trails, playgrounds, fishing, and a beach are also available. Deam Lake has excellent camping facilities for people and horses, with some sites available extra close to the lake.

Clark State Forest
This scenic area has three hiking trails, the shortest being just under one mile with the longest being 32 miles covering thousand …

Best Hiking Trails in and Near Cincinnati, Ohio

There are many hiking trails within easy reach of Cincinnati, Ohio. Check out the list below for my top picks of hiking trails in and near Cincinnati, Ohio. They include a range of lengths and types of hiking trails, from paved to rustic.

Two Loops Trail at Middle Creek is west of Cincinnati, Ohio, near Northern Kentucky. This hiking trail has lots of rocky ridges and trees and is about three and a half miles long. You can even glimpse the Ohio River at certain spots.

Cincinnati Nature Center maintains hiking trails at Rowe Woods. The Rowe Woods area includes 1025 acres of fields, forest, streams and ponds. There are eighteen miles of hiking trails. Educational programs for kids and families are a great way to learn about the local wildlife. For more information, check the Cincinnati Nature Center website. You can find directions to Rowe Woods hiking trails at …

Hiking Trails Near Phoenix, Arizona

When I discovered how many hiking trails there are in the Phoenix area I was stunned. I just assumed that because this is the desert, no one would want to hike in the area. Not true, not true at all!

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix written by Charles Lui, gives you an idea just from the title, the hiking possibilities in and around Phoenix. 60 is a large number of trails. If you hiked one trail a week you would not be able to complete every trail in this book given an entire year. Imagine all of the unique hiking experiences you could enjoy each weekend by hiking a different trail every time.

One of my favorite day hikes in Phoenix is the Squaw Peak Summit Trail.It is located in the Squaw Peak Park which is part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. It is easily accessible by taking …

Hiking in Montreal, Quebec: Mount Royal Park

Whether for tourists coming to Montreal, Quebec or locals, hiking in Mount Royal Park is fun to explore with family members young and old, or alone.

The most agreeable season would be summer, but winter is just as exciting with many trails for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Whatever the season, the trails will be scenic, safe and enjoyable.

Mount Royal is Montreal’s largest city park, a 200-hectare park occupying a third of the overall mountain which lies in the midst of the city. A well-maintained park, it curves around the largest cemetery in the North American continent, sectored as Mount Royal, Cote-des-Neiges and Notre Dame.

Beaver Lake (or as the locals call it, Lac Castor) is the place to start. You can either walk up the mountain or take the bus or car up the west side of the mountain via Remembrance road, just off Cote-des-Neiges boulevard or Camillien Houde …

Hiking in Southern Illinois for Great Outdoors Month

7 Best Hikes To Experience In Southern IllinoisMy family is fortunate to live in an area abundant in park lands and historical sites. Enjoying the great outdoors is something we look forward to and take advantage of frequently. Hiking is our favorite way to enjoy the natural wonders and historical symbols of our area. Hiking in the great outdoors is also provides excellent health benefits and a chance to create memories together.

Hiking in the Great Outdoors – Cave-In-Rock, Il

Overlooking the Ohio River and located in Hardin County, Cave-In-Rock offers beautiful vistas to visitors. Reaching the cave can be grueling as the only way is to climb a steep hill or take a seemingly unending stairway to the top of the hill and then descend the other side to enter the mouth of the cave. Once used as a hideout by outlaws and pirates, the cavern appeared in the film “How the West Was Won”. The …

Laguna Beach Hiking Trails Have it All for Tourists and Locals Alike

Whether you are looking to enjoy scenic ocean views or you want to amble through lush chaparral land that was once used to shoot Hollywood Westerns, Laguna Beach has a multitude of trails for a hiker of any experience level. And especially as we are now entering the months where Laguna Beach is now free of the daily fog overlay known as “June Gloom,” there really isn’t a better time to go hiking in or around Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach is located in Southern California along the coast just north of San Diego County. It is an artist’s colony that prides itself on being that little bit outdoorsy and creative. For example, it is not abnormal on a local Laguna Beach hike to see a group of painters sitting outside drawing a picturesque vista. So what are some of the most promising hiking trails in Laguna Beach?

Crystal Cove Beach

Hiking Queen's Canyon in Colorado Springs: To the Punchbowls and Beyond

In 1881 the final version of General Palmer’s Glen Eyrie castle was completed in West Colorado Springs. Standing in the mouth of Queen’s Canyon, it was and is a beautiful example of English Tudor architecture. But, despite its advanced design, lovely appearance, and historical interest, it is the canyon in which it stands that is the true marvel. Queen’s Canyon, named the for the General’s beloved and oft-missing wife, is a jewel in the crown of Colorado Springs.

Starting at the parking lot next to the castle, a hiker winds up the narrow, cliff-sided creek over a system of waterpipes and bridges. The creek is rocky and narrow. The cliff walls tower above you on both sides, red and rugged. From time to time the mountain wind blows down the canyon through the aspens and pines, cooling you off.

At a quarter-mile, you arrive at a beautiful waterfall, perhaps one-hundred …