Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in North Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

this is my favorite trail....

Really just a sidewalk or shoulder along a moderate to high traffic road. Fairly accessible but not at all what I look for in a trail.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a nice trail, saw some wildlife while we were out. Overall it’s a bit busy in the surrounding area but hardly anyone was on the trail. The markers do indeed get a bit confusing to follow. The vistas weren’t as impressive as most people said and there really isn’t too much to see besides woods. Well maintained though, not great, not terrible overall.

More of an easy/moderate hike. Good scenery and well marked paths

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is not difficult to follow if you have a map or use the ap. The trail turns right once you hit the telephone lines. The trail was in good condition with only a few really muddy spots. Not many people on the trail due to the cold weather.

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike. Lovely fall leaves all around. As we are new to following trail markers we weren't sure if we were to follow the yellow, green, or U shapes on the trees (we believe it's the U shape). Though it felt a little urban it was quiet and serene, possibly due to the colder temperatures. One or two vistas as well.

Nice hard packed path. Well blazed with green blazes. Narrow and a little steep in a few spots. I did this trail in about 35 minutes.

trail running
11 months ago

great flat-ish paved trail. safe, and lots of other people out using it

This was a great trail. There were two trees down on the trail but they were easy to get around. Would definitely do this trail again!

I’m surprised to see this is listed as moderate. I’m a beginner and had no problems with this trail. It does have some hills but nothing major. The only problem was at two different places there were downed trees. One was easy to get around as it was on a flat part. The other was difficult to get around. The tree was too high to go over and too low to go under. I ended up going about 10 feet up the hill using the trees for balance. Luckily the ground was sturdy and I was able to continue. I only wonder how the bike rider that passed me later on the trail made it over/under/around?

hiking
11 months ago

easy to access and some nice sights.

walking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Nice kid friendly trail with easy access from north park and parking closer to picnic sites. Mostly flat and easy going.

walking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Easy loop. Mostly flat. Designated walking and cycling lanes. Heavy traffic on weekends, but light very early in the morning. Nice bar restaurant on the lake as a great option to refuel.

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Starts by School House and Roosevelt Pavilions. 2-mile hike. Somewhat muddy this first day of April.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lots of traffic (people and vehicles) on busy days. Mostly flat and completely paved.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A fun ~1 hour loop.

walking
Monday, January 16, 2017

very heavily trafficked. it's all along roadways, so if you have a dog that scares easily, this is not the walk for you...

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nice short hike. We were so full of Thanksgiving diner that it was almost long enough.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

There were a lot of hikers trying to burn off Thanksgiving dinner. It was still a nice hike.

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Nice little trail. It needs to be longer.

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Almost sure we did it wrong, but we got back to the car okay.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

At times it was confusing to follow the trail, but not terrible. At points the trail provided for a more secluded feeling but still fairly close to roads and other places in the park. Not bad for a short hike

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice trail but really poorly blazed - we couldn't even finish the loop because it got confusing 2/3 in and we turned around.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Took our 4 and 7 year old boys. Easy enjoyable hike for them. Agree markers could be better. Really beautiful though, even though so close to hustle and bustle, it really feels secluded

walking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Easy 5 mile loop on paved road. Heavily used by cyclists, runners, walkers and dogs. Good views of the lake and surrounding wooded hills.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

amazing scenery!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nice short hike to do with a dog. I have an older dog with arthritis issues so we can't do what we used to. But she still loves to go. This hike was perfect for her. A lot to explore. Enough seclusion to feel like you were getting away. I agree the trail markings were few and far between and hard to follow when you did find them. I found it enjoyable with the map with this app.

mountain biking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Not for a bigger because all the sharp turns and steep hills. Also hard to find.

walking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice paved and maintained 5 mile loop around the lake in North Park. They now have the OTB cafe open, kayak rentals, and the GoAPE outdoor climbing park. Nice and maintained, kid and family friendly park just north of Pittsburgh.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Got a little backwards because the specific trail isn't clearly marked, so I think I missed a few spots. Plus, I had to do some steep hill climbing to get back to a main trail. But, I wasn't in a hurry, so I enjoyed myself anyway.

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