Barb Peterson Memorial Orientation Hike 4/4

Last of four orientation hikes covering the 2022 Challenge course, 7.7 miles, climbing 1809 ft, descending 1496 ft
  • WhenOct 17, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 01:25 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • WhereBull Creek Road
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  • Contact Phone412-303-6102
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COVID-19 Changes

To avoid stranger carpooling, the hike will meet at the start location at 9:00 AM. If you do not have a ride share, you can meet at the start and hike as far as you want then turn around and hike back to your car.

This hike begins at Bull Creek Road near Tarentum with a robust climb to a commanding view of the valley around the Tarentum interchange. Soon we hit Burtner Hill, one of the biggest and toughest hills on the Trail, followed by some easy and pleasant terrain through Harrison Hills Park along the Allegheny River and ending at the Environmental Learning Center in the park.
  • 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.