Bear Run Nature Reserve

Bear Run Nature Reserve offers hiking trails, backcountry campsites, and hunting and fishing opportunities.

photo: On the trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy. Type: Greenway
Length: 20.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location:
States: Pennsylvania
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Latitude: 39.9059   Longitude: -79.4608

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Description

Bear Run Nature Reserve is the flagship property of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Located on the western flank of Laurel Hill in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Reserve offers hiking trails, backcountry campsites, and hunting and fishing opportunities. Bear Run Nature Reserve provides the setting for Fallingwater, the famous house designed for the Kaufmann family of Pitts-burgh by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Bear Run Nature Reserve is managed to protect, conserve, and restore land and water for the diversity of the region's native plants, animals, and their ecosystems. The Reserve is integral to biodiversity conservation in the Laurel Highlands and the mid-Appalachian

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1983

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: Bear Run Brochure
Map: Bear Run Maps

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Bear Run Nature Reserve
Mill Run , PA 15464

 

Photos

Salamander along Laurel Run. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Salamander along Laurel Run. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Bear Run along Hemlock Trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Bear Run along Hemlock Trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

 

Trail group. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Trail group. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Steps and trees. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Steps and trees. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

 

Boy by stream. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Boy by stream. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Paradise Overlook. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Paradise Overlook. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

 

On the trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

On the trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Hemlocks. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Hemlocks. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

 

 Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Prints. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Prints. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

 

Rock outcrop along trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

Rock outcrop along trail. Photo by Western Penn. Conservancy.

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