Barb Peterson Memorial Orientation Hike 1/4

First of four orientation hikes covering the 2020 Challenge course, 7.3 miles, climbing 1444 ft, descending 1676 ft
  • WhenOct 05, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 01:25 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • WhereBull Creek Road
  • Contact NameDon Ziegler
  • Contact Phone412-820-2296
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This hike begins in Harrison Hills Park at the start point of the Challenge and meanders through the park. Then we climb, and soon hit Burtner Hill, one of the more infamous hills on the Trail. The last 1.25 miles to Bull Creek Road is on road. Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Bull Creek Road and Ridge Road. Directions: Take Route 28 to Exit #14 (Tarentum). Turn north on Bull Creek Road for a very short distance, turn right on Ridge Road, then immediately turn into the parking area on the right.

  • 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.
  • Although dogs are wonderful, please don't bring them on these hikes.
  • 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.