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Geüpload 4 februari 2021

Uitgevoerd februari 2021

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10,29 km

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in de buurt Oakland, Pennsylvania (United States)

Schenley Park is a 456 acre park in the city of Pittsburgh. The park borders Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. It contains many trails as well as natural and man-made attractions. Because of the physical size of the park there’s a lot of different ways to get this done. I started this Schenley Park trek at the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain in Central Oakland at 40.44201°N and -79.95205°W. I walked along Schenley Drive but only as far as the Joncaire Steps. This is a steep series of 150 steps leading down to Joncaire & Boundary Streets and the start of the Junction Hollow Trail. This relatively isolated community was first settled in the late 19th century by Italian immigrants from Pizzoferrato and Gamberale. As you walk through the neighbourhood its cultural heritage is evident with the Italian flags and picnic benches painted in red, white and green. There’s also a signpost that marks the distance from Panther Hollow to both Italian cities where most of the original immigrants originated.
I walked all the way out to the Schenley Park Soccer Field. The Zigzag trailhead is in this area and it connects well with the Bridle Trail. I veered off the Junction Hollow Trail at the railroad crossing at 40.43627°N and -79.94957°W to go to Panther Hollow Lake. This is a man-made lake that serves as a catchment basin for the local watershed.
From this point I did the Lower Panther Hollow Trail and then the Upper Panther Hollow Trail. They connect at the Squirrel Hill South area just off Panther Hollow Road and Bartlett Street at 40.43355°N and -79.93652°W. I exited the Upper Panther Hollow Trail in the area of the Anderson Playground but it actually connects with the Bridle Trail just beyond the Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge.
I walked back along Panther Hollow Road crossing Panther Hollow Bridge making stops at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 40.43927°N and -79.94730°W and the Flagstaff Hill monument at 40.43968°N and -79.94668°W. I just followed the trail through Flagstaff Hill and exited at 40.44027°N and -79.94250°W along Schenley Drive and Tech Street near Carnegie Mellon University.
Crossing Schenley Drive I walked to the Westinghouse Memorial located at 40.43945°N and -79.94275°W. I walked along West Circuit Road and visited the Memorial Grove Monument at 40.43793°N and -79.94385°W. I picked up the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail at 40.43872°N and -79.94374°W. This trail exits along East Circuit Road but I stayed on to the intersection with the Lower Panther Hollow Trail at 40.43445°N and -79.93628°W. I did the more interesting Hollow Run Trail from that point until the intersection with the Lower Panther Hollow Trail. To me this is the more interesting trail as it meanders along the stream but it’s slippery during the winter months and narrow sections can get uncomfortably crowded with other outdoor enthusiasts. I exited the park again at the Schenley Visitor Centre and made my way back to the starting point.
Happy Trails.
Waypoint

Starting Point

This waypoint sits at the staring point of the loop at the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain in Central Oakland.
Waypoint

Joncaire Steps

This waypoint sits at the top of the 150 Joncaire Steps
Foto

Panther Hollow

This waypoint sits at the start of the Junction Hollow section of the trail in Panther Hollow.
Waypoint

Schenley Park Soccer Field

This waypoint sits near the parking lot of the Schenley Park Soccer Field.
Risico

Railroad Tracks

This waypoint sits at the railroad crossing to access Panther Hollow Lake.
Meer

Panther Hollow Lake

This waypoint sits at Panther Hollow Lake
Kruispunt

Intersection 1

This waypoint marks an intersection in the trail just beyond Panther Hollow Lake.
Kruispunt

Intersection 2

This waypoint marks a second intersection in the trail.
Kruispunt

Intersection 3

This waypoint marks a third intersection in the trail.
Brug

First Bridge

This waypoint marks the location of the first bridge encountered in this particular route.
Brug

Second Bridge

This waypoint marks the location of the secnd bridge encountered in this particular route.
Brug

Third Bridge

This waypoint marks the location of the third bridge encountered in this particular route.
Brug

Fourth Bridge

This waypoint marks the location of the fourth bridge encountered in this particular route.
Kruispunt

Upper & Lower Trail Connection

This waypoint marks the location of the connection with the Upper and Lower Trails.
Park

Trail Exit

This waypoint marks the location of the exit of the trail in the area of the Anderson Playground.
Brug

Panther Hollows Bridge

This waypoint sits at the Panther Hollows Bridge.
Waypoint

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

This waypoint sits at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Foto

Flagstaff Hill

This waypoint sits at Flagstaff Hill.
Foto

Flagstaff Hill Summit

This waypoint sits at the top of the mound on Flagstaff Hill. It affords a god view of the Oakland area of Pittsburgh.
Waypoint

Exit at Carnegie Mellon

This waypoint sits at the exit along Schenley Drive and Tech Street near Carnegie Mellon University.
Monument

Westinghouse Memorial

This waypoint sits at the Westinghouse Memorial.
Monument

Memorial Grove Monument

This waypoint sits at the Memorial Grove Monument.
Waypoint

Steve Faloon Memorial Trail

This waypoint sits at the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail head.
Picknick

Westinghouse Shelter

This waypoint sits at the Westinghouse Shelter along the Steve Faloon Memorial Trail.
Kruispunt

Trail Connection

This waypoint sits at the connection with the Steve Faloon Trail and the Lower Panther Hollow Trail.
Waypoint

Trail exit

This waypoint sits at the exit of this particular realization of the trek.
Informatiepunt

Schenley Visitor Center

This waypoint sits at the Schenley Visitor Center
Brug

Schenley Bridge

This waypoint sits at Schenley Bridge

1 reactie

  • Foto van Trini Hiker

    Trini Hiker 5-feb-2021

    Ik heb deze route gevolgd  Bekijk in detail

    It is indeed a very nice area for walking. There's ample wildlife sightings along the trails. The deer appear un-phased by your presence very close to them. I also saw a couple birds of prey. I found the hollow run trail most enjoyable...