Welcome to StepTrek 2023! This is our digital narrative. Click one of the route images below to walk the route and read the narrative.
Pittsburgh StepTrek is the annual South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association fundraiser that supports projects for the betterment of the community. The 2023 routes will take a tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that distinguish Pittsburgh as you explore the South Side Slopes over 5 miles and 2,382 steps.
You can download all the details here for printing at home or viewing on your device.
The Gold Route (west), at 1,114 steps and 1.9 miles includes the UPMC Mercy Big Bell Climb (106 steps) at Short Street Steps. You’ll also find acoustic music by Brad Yoder and a water bottle filling station at Winters Field
The Black Route (east), at 1,268 steps and 3.1 miles, takes you through South Side Park and past the Brashear Association’s Henry Kaufmann Food Pantry where you can learn more about the organization and how to get involved. The East Route water stop is located at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Hilltop Coffee.
There are lots of photo ops on this year’s routes including on Mission Street (above Barry) which was created by Slopes neighbors with a City of Pittsburgh Love Your Block grant in 2022. Enjoy the views and don’t forget to tag us in your pics, @SouthSideSlopes and #StepTrek
Like the StepTrek shirts? You can still order one for delivery after the event! If you didn’t buy a ticket but would like to show your support, you can make an optional donation through PayPal by clicking on the following link: Donate via PayPal.
We hope you have a great day!
Thanks to our sponsors!