The Eliza Furnace Trail, part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a six-mile out-and-back hike that leads from the southwest corner of Schenley Park to Point State Park and the Downtown section of the TRHT and back. The trail is flat and paved the entire way, allowing for it to be enjoyed by people of all skill levels! Open year-round, the trail is the perfect place to hike, bike, or walk dogs (if they are kept on a leash!)
Since the trail runs along the Monongahela River, it offers views of many iconic Pittsburgh sites: South Side, the Hot Metal Bridge, Liberty Bridge, the Smithfield Street Bridge, and Mount Washington can all be seen from the trail. Wildflowers, when in season, also line the trail, allowing for a very scenic experience.
Parking can be found at the parking lot by the coordinates provided (40°25’34.3″N 79°57’10.7″W). Turn off of Second Ave and onto the dead-end road – you’ll see signs for trailhead parking.