Barb Peterson Memorial Orientation Hike 4/4

Last of four orientation hikes covering the 2019 Challenge course, 7.7 miles, climbing 1809 ft, descending 1496 ft
  • WhenNov 11, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 01:25 PM (America/New_York / UTC-500)
  • WhereHarrison Hills Park ELC
  • Contact NameBob Vickers, Robert Reilland
  • Contact Phone724-493-2182, 412-728-5172
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This hike begins at Bull Creek Road near Tarentum with about a mile of uphill road hiking. Soon we hit Burtner Hill, one of the biggest and toughest hills on the Trail, followed by some easy and pleasant terrain along the bluffs over the Allegheny River and ending in Harrison Hills Park. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center in Harrison Hills Park. Directions: Take Route 28 to exit 16, turn east (right if exiting northbound) at the end of the ramp, then right again at the T-intersection with Freeport Road. The park is about one mile down on the left. Take the left fork of the Park entrance road, then the next left and follow it up to the ELC.

  • You don't need to notify the hike leader that you plan to attend. Simply show up on time.
  • Please bring at least a quart of water (more if the temperature will be warm) and some energy snacks (e.g. Powerbar).
  • It's hunting season, so please wear safety orange on Saturday hikes.
  • 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.
  • The minimum unaccompanied age is 12.
  • Plan for each hike to take 6 hours (up to 4 hours for the hike plus up to 2 hours for sign-in, announcements, car shuttling, and so forth).
  • The hike is free. A suggested donation of $3 per person may be given to the hike leader on the day of the hike.