Fall Season Hike, 7.1 miles

A fall hike on the Rachel Carson Trail, climbing 1233 ft, descending 1351 ft
  • WhenOct 22, 2023 from 09:30 AM to 01:30 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.

  • 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.