Huge thank you to Venture Outdoors for sponsoring Tike Hike tickets to give away here on the Play Pittsburgh blog! Be sure to enter to win tickets below.

Little Explorers Love Tyke Hikes!

Explore nature, touch the trees, and look for little critters on these easy walks in the park! Tyke Hikes strives to build a strong relationship between young children and the great outdoors and was created specifically for young children under the age of 5 and their caregivers. These easy hikes take place in stroller-friendly parks around the Greater Pittsburgh area. The program’s interactive and educational curriculum encourages kids to touch trees, look for bugs, and discover the world around them. However, kids aren’t the only ones having fun on a Tyke Hike! While the kids are busy exploring, moms and dads will have the opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded parents. The hike ends with a gluten-free/dairy-free snack and a craft, and Pittsburgh’s littlest adventurers will go home with a newfound appreciation and excitement for nature.

Venture Outdoors’ mission is to make the outdoors accessible to all members of the Pittsburgh community. In the past, Venture Outdoors has been able to hand out free Tyke Hike passes to inner-city families who have limited access to outdoor recreation opportunities. Tyke Hikes’ proceeds go towards the continuation and growth of this practice, helping us to get all “Kids on the Right Path.”

You can visit Tyke Hikes’ webpage at for a list of upcoming public Tyke Hikes. Venture Outdoors also books private Tyke Hikes for birthday parties, child-care centers, summer camps, and more.

If you re-register, cost is $10 per child. Parents and caregivers attend for free with a child. Advance registration is highly suggested, but walk-ups are welcome for $12 per child.

Register for Tyke Hikes by using their Activity Calendar, or by calling 412-255-0564 ext. 0.


Upcoming Tyke Hike Dates & Locations

All Hikes from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Click the date to go directly to online registration or find more information about upcoming dates on the Play Pittsburgh Event Calendar


Allegheny Commons – Meet at Lake Elizabeth

Emerald View Park

Frick Park – Meet at Blue Slide Playground

Hartwood Acres

Highland Park – Meet at Entrance at N. Highland & Bunkerhill

Mellon Park- Meet at Entrance off Beechwood Blvd and Reynolds St

North Park – Meet at Boathouse

Riverview Park – Meet at Entrance on Riverview Ave.

Schenley Park – Meet at Bartlett Playground

South Park 

South Side Riverfront Park – Meet at Public Boat Launch

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