The Ultimate Urban Excursion Awaits!
Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks, Pittsburgh is full of outdoor adventure. Bike, walk or rollerblade miles of riverfront trails, soaking in fantastic urban views. Bicycle rentals are available along the trail. Guided hikes offer another way to see the city. Rent a kayak and paddle your way along the river. Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast.
Don't just take our word for it! Pittsburgh is celebrated as the 5th Best City for an active lifestyle as named by WalletHub and our spectacular Downtown riverfronts have been named the #5 in the Best American Riverfronts list by USA Today's 10 Best poll. Additionally, People for Bikes, one of the nation’s leading organizations dedicated to making bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone, named Pittsburgh among the top 20 cities in the United States for people on bicycles.
Western Pennsylvania is home to some of the most diverse landscape in the U.S. On foot, by bike or in the water, the ways to experience Pittsburgh and Allegheny County trails and parks are endless. Hike, bike, hunt, fish or ride through the many beautiful city, county and state parks. If your wanderlust reaches beyond the city limits, head off on the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, which begins at Pittsburgh's Point State Park, links with the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and then takes you all the way to the nation's capital for a spectacular 335-mile trail adventure! Take time to enjoy a detour on the Montour Trail - 60 miles of scenic pedestrian & bicycle rail-trail from Coraopolis on the Ohio River to Clairton on the Monongahela. Download the Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests App for iPhone and Android before setting off on your visit to Pittsburgh and its countryside.