We want to encourage our patients to get out and explore the world around them. Walking, biking and running on trails is a great way to not only get exercise but also relieve stress. Dr. Galioto has compiled a list of his favorite local trails and their unique features, explore our list to find a place for you to adventure today!
The Montour Trail is 55-mile multi-use trail that forms an arc around the city of Pittsburgh. As a part of the rails to trails system, it follows the path of the Montour Railroad. Both the railroad and trail were named for the Montour Creek the follows alongside their paths.
Mingo Creek is located in Washington County on 2,600 acres of land, more specifically in Finleyville, PA. The Mingo Creek is a tributary of the Monongahela River.The park features an assortment of trails that range from moderate to difficult. With paved pathways, you can steer clear of mud and muck that might normally keep you indoors.
Boyce Mayview Park is located in Upper St. Clair, not to be confused with Boyce Park in Plum. Boyce Mayview Park is equipped with many amenities for all ages and abilities. Nestled along Chartier’s Creek on the Chartier’s floodplain, the creek creates a wetlands area in the park. There are also woodlands, fields and stream valleys throughout the property.
You might not expect to find a hike through the countryside right next to the South Hills Village, but that is just where this month’s trail is located. The Gilfillan Trail Loop was a part of 60-acres of land purchased by Upper St. Clair and used to create a trail for hiking, jogging, and cross-country skiing.
Wingfield Pines is more than just a trail, it serves a greater purpose. The area was originally farmland then it was mined and now it’s a public outdoor space. This flood plain was reclaimed to treat Abandoned Mine Drainage and has become a habitat for many species of wildlife.
Do you have a favorite trail in or around Pittsburgh that we missed? Contact us today with new ideas for featured trails!