Are you a member of the LGBTQ Community looking to meet others and spend time hiking in the woods of Western PA? Join Volunteer Trip Leader, Bili O’Hara (they/them), as they lead hikes while celebrating the joy of queer identity.
We will challenge ourselves on this progressive series of hiking trips throughout Allegheny County that will culminate in an optional weekend backpacking trip in the Laurel Highlands. Day hikes will range in distance from 5 to 10 miles at a pace covering ~1 mile in 25 minutes. Hikes will include significant elevation gains with uneven and rough terrain.
This is an inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to spend time outdoors and find community. Some experience hiking is recommended. Participants should be prepared to bring snacks, water, and sturdy shoes. We recommend hiking poles if you have knee issues or plan to bring a larger day pack on outings. We do our best to estimate the timing of each event, but they may require more or less time than indicated depending on various factors. If ticketing cost is a barrier to participation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This double loop hike will cover about 5 miles and take us through much of Oakland’s Schenley Park. This hike features wide and smooth pathways with more gradual elevation gain. This is a great beginner friendly hike as we ease into improved hiking weather!
Starting Location: Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 557 ft