This portion of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a mostly paved route running along side a pair of railroad tracks.
The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a wonderful pedestrian trail and greenway system around Pittsburgh. Running for 37 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Mononghahela and Ohio Rivers, it is an almost complete public route for cyclists, walkers, runners, and in some places rollerbladers.
There are many places along the South Side Trail to see the active commerce on the river with barges and piers, along with a few places where the past is still to be seen with old buildings and abandoned barges.
The trail is open 24 hours a day.
Metered, on-street parking is available at various locations near the trail.