Nestled in Heather Highlands, Bear Hollow Park is a puptastic place to go for a stroll with your furry BFF. Named for the black bears that once roamed the area, this 41-acre site is now frequented by human and canine visitors thanks to its amenities and pawpular stream. So leash up your pooch and put on a comfy pair of shoes—it's time to get outside and stretch those legs!
Furry friends are welcome at Bear Hollow Park as long as they stay on an 8-foot leash. Except for service animals, the playground and athletic fields are off-limits to doggos, so be sure to steer clear of these areas if Fido's tagging along. Furtunately, your pup is allowed to explore the short but woofderful loop trail that begins beyond the fence near one of the baseball fields. The path passes the stream, where your pooch can dip their paws and splash around in the shallow water. Have a towel handy, unless you want a damp dog in the car on the way home! The trail makes for a very pleasant and picturesque walk, especially during the fall when the colors by the stream are pawmazing.
If your canine pal is a furball of boundless energy, head to the nearby Bear Hollow Trail to tire them out even more. Linking Forbes Trail Drive and Gun Club Road, this half-mile trail meanders along a stream and will take you and Fido through a heavily wooded valley. Be sure to watch your step as there may be some wet sections along the way.
Whether you and your pooch stay within Bear Hollow Park or venture onto Bear Hollow Trail as well, always keep your pupper on a leash and clean up after them. If you need to pawse and rest, a picnic shelter at the park offers several spots to sit and dig into a packed lunch.
Enjoy the natural beauty of western Murrysville at Bear Hollow Park!