Best Places for Fall Leaves Around Pittsburgh

We've begun to see shades of yellow, orange, and red peeking through the green leaves around Pittsburgh. Fall has officially arrived! Soak in all those colors with this list of locations to see fall foliage around Pittsburgh this year.

Raccoon Creek State Park

This park is located about 30 miles from Pittsburgh in Hanover and Independence townships. Enjoy 7,500 acres of foliage and trails to explore. If you're up for a drive, head to Waynesburg from the park for almost 60 miles of rolling hills for you to feast your eyes on the true array of Pennsylvania's fall leaves.

 

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

If you live in the 'burgh, you've probably heard of or walked/biked along this trail. Not only can you catch a glimpse of the cityscape and fall colors, but the trail is full of signs highlighting events from the history and facts about wildlife.

 

Fall Foliage from the Gateway Clipper

Take a relaxing scenic cruise on the Gateway Clipper! This is truly the best way to see the city and what better time than when it's covered in fall color? Each trip is one hour and features a snack bar on board. If you're feeling spooky, check out the evening haunted tour!

 

Allegheny Cemetery

While we are on the topic of spooky, you can't miss the fall leaves in Pittsburgh iconic Allegheny Cemetery. Take a peaceful stroll through the piles and piles of leaves and colors to see what statues you can find. The mausoleums look beautiful in the fall!

 

Point State Park and Mount Washington

Sometimes we overlook these two locations because we are around them so often, but you can't miss the colors from the top of the Mount Washington overlook. Ride the incline down and take a walk to the fountain at Point State Park to see even more fall leaves!


Pittsburgh's fall foliage tends to pop up in the last week of September and early October. By the time mid-October rolls around, we will be in peak foliage time! The vibrant colors will fade, and we will be left with crunchy leaves to walk on. We'd love to see your fall photos! Tag us on social media @lovepittsburghshop.