With the trail restoration project in full swing in Schenley Park, we thought we’d give you an idea of exactly where the work is taking place so that you can plan your visit accordingly.
In Schenley Park, the Upper and Lower Panther Hollow Trails and the Hollow Run Trail are currently closed, with work set to begin on the Steve Faloon Trail soon. So far, crews have resurfaced the lower Hollow Run Trail and a portion of the Lower Panther Hollow Trail. They’re now installing new drainage systems and replacing inlets and culverts. Phil and Bryan from our staff have been helping with cleaning and grubbing–removing invasive plant material that’s in the way of the trail work. (The whole crew knows they need to work around the native plants!)
Work will continue for a few more months on these Schenley trails, so now would be a good time to get to know some of the lesser-used trails in that park like the Bridle Trail or the Vietnam Veterans Trail. Work in Highland Park will start over the next few weeks as well. There won’t be any trail repair going on in Highland in this phase of the project, but a substantial new trail will be built on the hillside above Butler Street along the northern border of the park.
Below is a map that shows the closed trails in Schenley Park shaded in hot pink. Click here for maps of the eventual trail closures in all four parks.