Barb Peterson Memorial Orientation Hike 1/4

First of four orientation hikes covering the 2018 Challenge course, 7.7 miles, climbing 1496 ft, descending 1809 ft
  • WhenSep 30, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM (Etc/GMT-4 / UTC400)
  • WhereTarentum
  • Contact NameDon Ziegler, Robert Reiland
  • Contact Phone412-956-2660, 412-728-5172
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This hike begins at Harrison Hills Park, skirting the bluffs over the Allegheny River, covering some easy and pleasant terrain. Then we hit Burtner Hill, one of the more infamous hills on the Trail. The last 1.25 miles to Bull Creek Road consists of quick-paced road walking. Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Bull Creek Road and Ridge Road at 9 AM. 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).
  • 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.