Washington's Landing Trail


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Washington's Landing Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Allegheny
Length: 2.1 miles
Trail end points: Three Rivers Heritage Trail at River Avenue and Waterfront Drive, under the 31st Street bridge
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10497409

Washington's Landing Trail Description

Washington's Landing, a 42-acre island in the Allegheny River, is now home to a thriving mixed-use community after a successful brownfield reclamation. The Washington's Landing Trail forms almost a complete loop around island, which was once known as Herr's Island.

In addition to offering picturesque views of the river and downtown Pittsburgh, the crushed-stone pathway provides access to the island's North Park, Washington's Landing Marina and several businesses. On the southern tip of the island, you can cross the river on a pedestrian bridge to reach the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, a popular route along the city's waterfront.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available off Waterfront Drive (under the 31st Street bridge) in the center of Washington's Landing island.

Washington's Landing Trail Reviews

great place to eat

Worth it if you stop at the Red Finn Blues

Worth traveling a short distance to get to

While re-visiting Pittsburgh, and coming off the Three Rivers Heritage trail, I made a stop on this trail. I was tipped off by a friendly cyclist at the Point (Fountain) to take a ride up to Washington's Crossing. Only a few miles from the Point. I thought it was a neat piece of history.
To get to Herr Island and Washington's Crossing, stay on The Three Rivers Heritage Trail at the North Shore towards Millvale. The trail is crushed limestone as you approach the Island. Once on the Island the trail is either side streets (interesting residential area of cute townhouses) or gravel and dirt trail. I was ok on a Hybrid type bike and it wasn't a lot of miles I was getting in. I pedaled to the other side of the Island to see Washington's Crossing.

Not worth it.

My friend and I designed our bike ride for today to go to Washington’s Landing as our destination. Once you get over there, the bike trail is very rocky, which makes it difficult to ride. It’s narrow as well. We ended up ditching the trail and riding around the area on the sidewalks and roads since there was hardly any car traffic. Been there, done that - it’s an area we won’t go back to.

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