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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, skating 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.There are over 40 miles of single-track, multi-use trails, including the following trails:

  • Pool Loop, Denny’s 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)

Dr. J Freeride Trail

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

Freeride Skills Park

The Freeride Skills Park was built to help beginner freeriders increase their skill levels for the Dr. J Trail. The Skills Park 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 Park, with a return trail to get to the top.

Pump Track

The Pump Track was built by DirtSculpt for a Red Bull Berm Burners Event. It was adopted and paved by Trail Pittsburgh volunteers. The Pump Track is adjacent to the Skills Park and is popular with bikers of all ages. The pump track is most popular with and particularly suited for little kids.




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North Park Ranger Station Contact