Locator map with the Garfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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 … Read the rest
Urban Hike is one of our favorite Pittsburgh organizations. Every month or so the Urban Hike organizers plan out a hike through a different neighborhood. There is always a great crowd of people and some local experts. The hikes are free and move at a leisurely pace. There are usually some stops for water along the way and those who choose go out for some snacks at the end.
Urban Hike South Oakland
When: Sunday June 5th, 9:45am
Where: Dinosaur Park, Map
What: Urban Hike adventure in South Oakland
Who: Come one and all, and bring friends
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168674839858971… Read the rest
Until recently, the sign naming “Blue Run Trail” at the entrance wasn’t even there; I only remembered the area being called that from visiting in the 90’s. The Indiana Township website and municipal building simply didn’t seem to have any information about the trail, and until I visited the area the other day to write this article, I was planning to introduce it with an extended musing on the motives for not even bestowing upon the area an official name. I’m happy to report that a (rather weathered-looking) sign now graces the trailhead and makes locating the trail slightly easier… Read the rest
Image by michael and anna via Flickr
Woo Hoo! Spring has sprung and the urban hike folks are back with their first hike of 2009. This is one of my favorite PGH activities – totally laid back group – you don’t need to be a hiking expert. I am looking forward to checking out Allentown, Beltzhoover and Knoxville neighborhoods – I may even bring along the dog to enjoy the nice weather on Satruday.
Spring cleaning?! You can do that later. Take a hike with us instead!
Urban Hike is kicking off its 2009 season with a walk on the… Read the rest