Starting in the heart of downtown, near Duquesne Univesity, the reward of this run is more than worth the effort: a view of the Pittsburgh skyline and downtown area from the top of Mount Washington. The run starts with a quarter mile loop alongside Firstside Park, before crossing the Monongahela River over the Liberty Bridge and a steep 250 ft. climb for the next quarter mile. Take the right exit off Liberty Bridge. P.J. McArdle Roadway and Grandview Avenue are part of the residential section of Duquesne Heights. The midway, and turnaround point, is at the intersection of Grandview and Maple Terrace. However, approximately 100 yards up the road, is the Mount Washington Overlook (pictured above). To return, follow the same route you ran. You can add to the run by using the Heritage Trail.
- 4 mile out and back
- First Avenue parking garage