Urban Hike Heads to Millvale – Macaroons, Murals and More

View of Millvale (Photo Credit: Millvale Bogough Facebook Page)

Urban Hike is one of the best ways to check out the city and meet some new folks.  The Urban Hike organizers have mapped out a route, found the best places to eat and lined up some local experts to share some local history.  This hike to Millvale will make a stop to see one of the best kept secrets in Western PA - the Maxo Vanka Murals. Urban Hike Millvale Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am - meet at Jean-March Chatellier's French Bakery, 212 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 Facebook Event … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Heads to Garfield

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One of our favorite Pittsburgh activites (and its totally free) kicks off the 2013 season this Saturday with a hike around the neighborhood of Garfield. The Facebook event page for the hike is available here. Calling all urban hikers ... Are you ready for the first hike of the year? Join us this Saturday, April 27th as Urban Hike heads to Garfield! It’ll be a short, sweet, and steep hike — around three miles in total. We’ll begin at Artisan Tattoo / Gallery at 5001 Penn Avenue at noon. From … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt – Be There or Be Square

2012 Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt

Each year the folks who plan all of the Urban Hikes end the season with a huge scavenger hunt around a Pittbsurgh neighborhood.  I have competed in the past - it is tricky, educational and a ton of fun all at once.  There are some serious competitiors and lots of folks who are just there to explore a new neighborhood. Previous UH Scavenger Hunts have visited East Liberty, Squirell Hill, Lawrenceville and Bloomfield.  The 2012 Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt will be tackling the neighborhood of … [Read more...]

The Next Urban Hike Heads to Marshall Shadeland on September 15

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If you are new to Pittsburgh or just eager to explore a new neighborhood than this is the activity for you.  Every month from April to September the Urban Hike team plans out a hike around a different Pittsburgh neighborhood.  The hikes are free but the group usually stops for lunch after the hike. Urban Hike - Marshall Shadeland Saturday, September 15, 2012 Meet in front of the red LED sign that marks the entrance to the ALCOSAN plant. It’s just past the intersection of New Beaver Street … [Read more...]

Sq. Hill Scavenger Hunt

From the Sharpsburg Urban Hike

The competition is already heating up for the annual Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt.  Each year the folks from Urban Hike end the hiking season with a scavenger hunt around one of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. This year the scavenger hunt will be heading to Sq. Hill.  It is free to participate and open to all ages - Families too! Those kids are serious competitiors. Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt - Sq. Hill Satruday, October 22, 2011 Meet at the public parking lot behind Gullifty's … [Read more...]