Duff Park is a 148-acre natural area located in hilly,
heavily wooded terrain. It runs parallel to Route 22 with its main
entrance off School Road South about 1000 feet south of the road's intersection
with State Route 22. There are many trails that can be used for anything from a
relaxing walk to a strenuous workout, and a pavilion that provides
a quiet site for a picnic and also may be rented to reserve it for group activities. The Funk Bikeway, which runs along
Turtle Creek and crosses it twice via bridges, is a very scenic walking and biking
trail that is relatively flat for about 1.5 miles before turning up the hill. Other park trails yield
easy walking to strenuous climbs.
Forbes Trail, Skullcap, and Pasture Rose Trails each reach Round Top Road, Pasture Rose less than a mile
west of Bessie Staymates Cabin and Barn.
Duff Park is an excellent destination to see and photograph wildflowers, and is known for having one of the best displays
of woodland spring blooming wildflowers in the area. Friends of Murrysville Parks have published color guides to Spring, Summer, and Fall wildflowers of Duff Park. In 2010 the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recognized Duff Park as a Wild Plant Sanctuary.
Directions to Duff Park
The main entrance to Duff Park is located on School Road South about
a tenth mile South of Rt. 22 (at Sheetz). A secondary entrance is
located off Rt. 22 East at the back of the Elite Limosine parking lot.
A back entrance to the western portion of Forbes Trail is located on Round
Top Road, just north of a small pull-off area for parking.
Duff Park Trail Map with trail descriptions for printing.