Active Life

There is plenty to do to stay active in Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh is well-suited for outdoor activities. The city’s steep hills, wooded parks, and natural and converted rail trails offer the perfect setting for a scenic hike, daily run, bike trek or geocaching adventure. Rock climbing, skiing and horseback riding can be found at nearby state parks, like Ohiopyle and Moraine. And if you love the water, the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny rivers are open for boating, water skiing and fishing.

Adjacent to the Tepper School of Business is Schenley Park, a 450-acre public park with hiking trails and attractions. The park offers athletics and other recreational activities year-round, with a skating rink, golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts. In the summer, runners can take up the challenge of the 25.8-mile Pittsburgh Marathon, an annual event attracting thousands of participants and spectators.

Student clubs

There are several clubs at the Tepper School for students to engage together in outdoor activities and to network with like-minded individuals. Find out about getting involved on the Student Clubs & Organizations page.

  • Endurance Club
  • Golf Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Volleyball Club 

Pittsburgh clubs


Active Life Highlights

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Run, bike or walk along the banks of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers with this 21-mile scenic trail that forms part of the 400-mile Great Allegheny Passage.

Frick Park

Enjoy 561 acres of natural splendor, education and fun at Frick Park. The park features a nature preserve and an environmental center, and its wooded trails are ideal for hiking and birding.

Kayak Pittsburgh

Paddle the serene waters of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers, North Park Lake and Lake Elizabeth from your own flat-water kayak.