Friends of the Riverfront

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a multi-use riverfront trail system in the Pittsburgh region. This 24-mile nonlinear trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions. The trail promotes a healthy lifestyle, is popular for recreation,  and provides a safe route for commuters.

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail highlights Pittsburgh’s history through the use of Interpretive Signage. Along the trail, signs call attention to significant places, historical events, and native wildlife. The trail also serves as the Pittsburgh hub for other trail system connections such as the Great Allegheny Passage, the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail, the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway, and future connection to the Montour Trail.

In 2010, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail was awarded National Recreation Trail status by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This designation is granted to trails that are considered to be locally or regionally significant, open to the public for at least 10 years, and practice proper management and maintenance. Additionally, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is ADA accessible and has adopted a Mobility Assist Device Policy that meets U.S. Department of Justice and Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Friends of the Riverfront encourages individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy the unique perspectives that this urban trail has to offer.