North Park Red and Blue Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews
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North Park Red and Blue Trail is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gibsonia, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Paved bike/jog trail around North Park lake (5 miles) The bike/jog trail in North Park is a fairly broad paved burm of the road tracing a 5 mile path around North Park Lake. For half of the trail, bikers and joggers share the space but along the one-way Lake Shore Drive, bikers and pedestrians each get their own lane traveling clockwise and share another combined lane in the other direction. There are places to park all along the route along with many water fountains, rest rooms, picnic shelters and playgrounds. There are also more than a dozen Geocaches located within park boundries, four less than 1,000 feet off the path. One could spend a whole day logging them all, and racking up about 15 miles of hiking.

2 months ago

good for after work rides,fun at night.

6 months ago

A great trail except for the huge piles of horse Pooh that you need to watch out for..

hiking
7 months ago

My Apple Watch tracked it at 9.75 miles not 8.5 but it was a good hike. The blue half of the trail is much more difficult than the other half.

9 months ago

enjoyed this trail. would definitely hike it again. tree cover most of the way.

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

I've completed this trail a few times this year. it's mostly secluded and provides some areas that may be a bit challenging but not that hard. what I like about this trial is the ability to traverse another trail if you like.

trail running
Monday, October 17, 2016

Challenging. lots of fun!

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Had a great time, proved to be a great workout. Trail markings were confusing at times or I would give it 5. we thought the switchbacks were well thought out. Definitely recommend it, we ended up with a longer distance because of poorly marked areas.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Good combo trail in North Park. Decent ascents to get the blood flowing. Blazes change occasionally and can be difficult to follow at times, but easy enough to find your way back. Clocked in a little longer than the listed mileage. Good views of the lake from the opposite hillside when the cover isn't fully grown in yet.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

We had a fun relaxing day of hiking and fishing at North Park! :-)

walking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Heavy Traffic on the road.

walking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This is a very pretty walk/run around the lake. It is our go to place when we just feel like getting our 5miles is easy.

trail running
Friday, July 31, 2015

We love this walk/run. It's always pretty around the lake. We try and get here at least once a week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Pittsburgh area is most beautiful and this jogging/biking trail surounds a beautiful park. My estimate is that 95% of the trail is asphalt in good condition with the balance being concrete. The trail has several hills that are not too difficult.

walking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Good walk for a road trail. It's an easy walk and there are a few stops along the way such as playgrounds and lake views which is good for my kids. 5 miles is a long time to be sitting in a stroller.

hiking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

This is one of the better trails in North Park. It has varying elevations, nice open views, and clear markings. It is used quite a bit by bikers so watch for them.

road biking
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Good road trail around lake. Sections are biking along side a bit of lake traffic. Not ideal for family in heavy traffic areas. A few hills make tough for small kids without gears

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