Fall Season Hike, 7.1 miles

A fall hike on the Rachel Carson Trail, climbing 1233 ft, descending 1351 ft
  • WhenOct 23, 2022 from 09:30 AM to 01:28 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • WhereHarmar Shelter (North Park)
  • Contact NameSteve Mentzer
  • Contact Phone412-512-4544
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Join us for our annual fall hike on the Rachel Carson Trail! We'll meet at the Harmar Shelter (North Park) parking area at 9:30 AM and shuttle to the Hartwood Mansion (Hartwood Acres Park) parking area where our hike will begin.

Before we hit the trail, we'll pass through the new Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres.

  • You don't need to notify the hike leader that you plan to attend. Simply show up on time.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate attire for the weather.
  • There will be some creek crossings, but they're "usually" shallow and can be crossed on rocks.
  • Please carry water (more if the temperature will be warm) and some energy snacks (e.g. Powerbar).
  • If it's hunting season, please wear safety orange.
  • We will meet at the hike end point and carpool to the start point, leaving a sufficient number of cars behind to carry people back to the start when the hike is over.
  • Although dogs are wonderful, please don't bring them on this hike.
  • The minimum unaccompanied age is 12.
  • Plan for hike overhead time including sign-in, announcements, car shuttling, and so forth.
  • The hike is free and open to everyone.