Trail Access & Conditions

The Squirrel Hills Recreation Area currently has one parking lot access located just west off Hwy 10/16 (bottom of the valley) on PR 355. Click here for location.

NEW TRAIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE AND ALL TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN. Please use Trailforks for trail route navigation until proper signage has been installed.
Users assume liability for all risks associated with park and trail activity.

(New trailhead construction with a pavilion and play areas is planned for spring 2024. There is currently no bathroom access at the parking lot. Part way around the perimeter trail, a warmup shack and outhouse can be found.)

If the trail is excessively wet, snow pack is soft, and users are leaving deep (1″+) ruts with tires or boots, please turn around and use the trail another day. Volunteers manage and maintain this trail so let’s not create unnecessary work for them.

Current Weather
Squirrel Hills Recreation Area
9:19 am, December 5, 2023
temperature icon -5°C
clear sky
Humidity 86 %
Pressure 1022 mb
Wind 10 Km/h
Wind Gust: 19 Km/h
Sunrise: 8:22 am
Sunset: 4:37 pm

VLR sends out trail condition reports by email and posts them to Facebook and Instagram. If any particular trail conditions were recently updated, they will appear in one of the 5 Facebook posts below. For special trail condition updates delivered to your inbox, consider subscribing to our Trail Conditions email list.

VLR Facebook Posts

⚠️Weekend Trail Report⚠️Trails still closed as many sections of the perimeter loop have turned into solid ice this week. Even with four-legged drive and traction control, our furry friends agree we need more snow to roll 🐾 🐾 See MoreSee Less
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⚠️Weekend Trails Update⚠️Conditions have not improved enough with warm temperatures this week to open the trails. The icy layer remains unsafe while slushiness in some areas poses a risk to trails. Colder temps next week should improve conditions. See MoreSee Less
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⛔️⛔️ Trail Closure Notice ⛔️⛔️Due to deteriorating trail conditions, thanks to the warmer temperatures and sunny skies, trails will be closed short term to preserve trail integrity! We ask that the public follow trail closure signage to help us maintain trail quality. We will be sure to notify you as soon as the trails are open again! See MoreSee Less
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Last Chance for Exclusive Trail MerchandisePRE-ORDER Discounts!Ae we announced two weeks ago, we are offering exclusive merchandise that celebrates our shared passion for the great outdoors. However, the clock is ticking, and the pre-order discounts are currently set to expire in just 24 hours! (We’ll hold this open for as long as we can for you… but we need to submit our final order by no later November 14th! 🛍 See MoreSee Less
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