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Three Rivers Heritage Trail - 15 Mile Loop from Millvale

Cycling Route

15.24 mi
300 ft
This "Lollipop" route is primarily on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail except for a 2-block road section in South Side along McKean Street. This route includes great skyline views, two passes by the Point State Park fountain, the Color Park, and Hot Metal Bridge. Starts and ends in Millvale.
Created By
Friends Of The Riverfront

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
96 Bumps0.25 mi-3 ft-0.2%
River Ave: 31st St Bridge to turn-off onto trail1.36 mi-30 ft-0.0%
Herrs Island to Ft Duquesne Bridge2.17 mi23 ft0.1%
Heinz to PNC Park1.11 mi-20 ft-0.3%
Ft Duquesne bridge south bound0.22 mi23 ft0.4%
Ft. Duq Bridge Climb Inbound0.19 mi43 ft4.2%
Ft. Pitt Bridge to Point State Park 0.42 mi-30 ft-0.5%
Point and Mon Wharf and up the Switchback0.69 mi16 ft0.1%
Corniche Cruisin'0.18 mi7 ft0.2%
Jail Trail outbound to Bates2.02 mi59 ft0.1%
Jail Trail Outbound2.68 mi26 ft0.1%
jail trail only from bike store starting after posts to hot metal bridge2.25 mi36 ft0.2%
gt bike rental to parking lot2.55 mi43 ft0.1%
Jail Trail: Liberty Bridge to Bates2.01 mi36 ft0.2%
Jail Trail2.22 mi26 ft0.2%
Duquesne1.68 mi43 ft0.1%
Bentley Drive Climb0.35 mi269 ft14.2%
Uphill tuss0.79 mi3 ft0.0%
boosterspice 0.850.53 mi-7 ft-0.0%
Jail Trial: Hot Metal Bridge to Parking Lot0.35 mi26 ft1.0%
Hot Metal to Parking Lot Safe Sprint0.30 mi7 ft0.3%
Hot Metal Bridge South Dash0.26 mi-43 ft-2.0%
Hot Metal to Liberty1.85 mi-39 ft-0.2%
Hot Metal to 17th Street1.04 mi-33 ft-0.3%
Southside Riverfront Trail1.51 mi-26 ft-0.2%
Smithfield Jump0.19 mi16 ft1.5%
Reverse around the point sprint0.41 mi-3 ft-0.1%
Ft Duquesne Bridge North Bound0.22 mi30 ft1.5%
PNC Park to Heinz1.04 mi13 ft0.2%
River Ave trail bypass1.24 mi10 ft0.1%
Trus to ramp1.07 mi-10 ft0.0%
Lofts to the Last Trail Onramp0.79 mi10 ft0.0%
Why a duck?0.23 mi3 ft0.2%
Bumpy Butt Outbound0.25 mi7 ft0.4%