Rachel Carson Trail & Necromancer Brewery

North Park, PA

Earlier this month, J and I did our first group outing with the Rachel Carson trail Conservancy! We joined their annual Sock Drive and Hike in North Park area. Everyone donated socks and then carpooled to the Harmony Trail parking lot on Wexford-Bayne road. From there we all set off along the Rachel Carson trail back to the North Park Cabin. This trek ended up being 6.6 miles! I will say, this wasn’t my favorite hike, due to the number of times we went out of the woods, but it was still a nice change to hike with a big group! This will probably be our only “snowy” hike of the year since we’d had a very mild winter. We ended the day by visiting Necromancer Brewing off of McKnight Road in North Hills. I’ve been wanting to go here for a while and it did not disappoint! I love dark beer and I love that so much of their taplist was dedicated to the dark side. Keeping this post short but check out my Instagram for a fun video of the hike!

THE HIKE: Rachel Carson: Harmony to North Park Cabin

Length: 6.6 miles (point to point)
Elevation Gain: 706 ft 
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 2.5 hours
Trail use: Hiking, trail running, leashed pets, biking
Parking: Large lot at either end
H&H: 3/5

THE BEER: Necromancer brewery

Address: 2257 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Distance from Trail Head: 7.4 miles, 16 mins 
Website: https://necromancer.beer/
Food?: BYOF, Food Trucks
Details: Dog friendly