NORTH PARK

allegheny county

NORTH PARK

North Park has an abundance of trails, although they are not always easy to link up. There are over 40 miles of single-track, multi-use trails.

Profile

At over 3,000 acres, North Park is Allegheny County Parks’ largest park. The park includes a wide range of recreational amenities, including a 75 acre fishing lake, saking rink, pool, nature center, off-leash dog park, 18 hole golf course and the Latodami Environmental Education Center. North Park was established in 1927. Its development via the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was an important source of local employment during the Great Depression. Visitors today would be surprised to know that buffalo were kept on the site during the early 1930s. Today, North Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Southern Flying Squirrel, Coyote, Mink and Gray Fox.

Pool Loop and Devils Elbow (white blazed trails, park by Pool)
Kotobuki (purple with black dot blazed trails, park by Pool
Golf Course Front and Back Nine and V8 (green blazed trails, park at JC Stone Field)
North Ridge Rainbow and Pfundstein Trail (red with blue dot blazed trails, park by Boathouse)
The Pfunstein Trail is a new offering, built in honor of local rider, Stefan Pfundstein. North Park is also home to the North Park Freeride Area, a public, outdoor Freeride Skills Area and the Dr J Freeride Trail. If you’re new to North Park, the County blazed maps for North Park Allegheny County Parks together with the above listed trails can guide you to a good ride or hike in North Park.

Dr J Freeride Trail

The Dr J Freeride Trail is an advanced trail for intermediate level freeride enthusiasts. The trail is fast and flowy with elevated wooden bridges, drop-off features, jumps, banked turns, a rock garden and skinny wooden bridge features.

Freeride Skills Park

The Skills Park was built to help beginner freeriders increase their skill levels to be able to ride the Dr J Trail. The Skills Area offers four short trails with features of progressive difficulty for beginners to “session” and refine skills. There is a line with drops, a line with skinnies, a beginner jump line and an expert jump line.  All lines flow to the bottom of the Skills Area and where there is a return trail to get to the top.

Quick Facts

  • Located in Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships, 13 miles north of Pittsburgh
  • 3,075 acres
  • 43 miles of single-track
  • Minimum elevation: 925 feet
  • Maximum elevation: 1,300 feet
  • Largest County Park with plenty of trails and amenities
  • Managed by Allegheny County Parks

3075

acres

1300

Max elevation

43

miles of trail

15

active volunteers

Park Info

North Park Ranger Station Contact.

  • 412-350-INFO (4636) Option 2
  • northpark@trailpittsburgh.org
  • 303 Pearce Mill Road Allison Park, PA, 15101