60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh: Including Allegheny and Surrounding Counties (Google eBook)

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Menasha Ridge Press, Oct 9, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 264 pages
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From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.
  

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Anytime we want to get out and explore our region, we grab this book. You can choose your hike based on your time, difficulty, location and what your objective is. A must-have for active Pittsburghers!

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Page 6 - Be selfsufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden or offense to others.
Page 6 - IMBAs mission is to promote environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking. 1. Ride on open trails only. Respect trail and road closures (ask if not sure), avoid possible trespass on private land, obtain permits and authorization as may be required.
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Page 37 - The trail circles through woodlands, in which some of the trees are estimated to be over 400 years old.

About the author (2013)

Donna Ruff has traveled extensively, following her passion for the outdoors and the environments and cultures of the world. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she makes her living as a freelance writer and editor and small business owner, writing and managing technical publications. A Pittsburgh resident, her interests have led her to many countries, but she enjoys the diversity and beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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