Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Allison 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 only a very small portion of the trail. The full trail is over 37 miles long and ends in Harrison Hills Park. There doesn’t seem to be trail guide in the app for the full trail but you can see it if you zoom the map out. The full trail is very difficult and there is a challenge event held every year by the trail association.

Excellent forest stroll. easy for beginning hikers. For us a nice back yard afternoon walk.

Another great trail at North Park. Excellently marked with green blazes. You won't get confused or turned around here. Entry can either be found adjacent to the playground over at the Flagstaff pavilion, or the School House pavilion across from the church.

I entered from the Flagstaff area. Having done that, I would rate the first leg of this trail as easy/low moderate to moderate on the second leg. This is due to the fact that if you follow the trail in this direction, you will encounter quite a few hills. They're not too difficult, but they do come in quick succession, with some being a bit more of a climb than others. I had to stop a couple times to have some water as it was pretty muggy during my hike. You'll know when you're about to hit the second leg of the trail going this direction when you encounter the first big turn to the left.

Going the other direction seems like it would be easier all the way through with only a couple notable hills that were trickier going down than they would be climbing up. I would definitely say this trail would be a great, fun ride with your mountain bike.

Compared to the North Park Loop Trail, this one is much less rootsy and easier to navigate. There are also no slick rocks to avoid and little to no wet/muddy areas. There are plenty of fallen trees that dot the sides of the trail that are pretty cool to look at. Note that during my hike, I encountered no trees actually blocking the trail as written in a couple other reviews here, so that problem has definitely been addressed.

Definitely take some water with you as this trail is a bit of a nice workout. I managed to finish it in 40 minutes, which surprised me as it felt like it was taking longer, probably due to my stopping for short breaks after some of the hills. There weren't too many bugs, which is always good and I saw some rabbits and squirrels running about. All in all, a great and very pleasant hike.

Great trail for us with our lab puppy. Not very well marked but if you set a pin where you parked it helps guide you. Saw a handful of mtn. bikers but mostly empty on a busy park Saturday. Decent amount of declines then inclines - wouldn’t recommend for those not looking for a workout.

My hiking companion, Chloe the Collie, and I, are new to Western PA. We found this hike a lovely walk through the woods. Initially, the trail was well marked, rectangular white with an orange dot in the center. Even tree roots and rocks were spray painted white. We were always close to roadways, and picnic pavilions (some abandoned and overgrown in vines). Then we found ourselves on the trail marked with white rectangles. Here the trail was narrower. There were rocks to dodge and mud puddles. Still, we never left road noise and/or sight of a roadway. The moderate rating seemed accurate. We hiked about three miles in 60 minutes. Met a few dog walkers. Nice trail.

trail running
2 months ago

The uploaded data is for TWO loops, one in each direction. One loop is about 4 miles. The first time I went counter-clockwise and missed a blaze after entering the road portion. I stayed along the road until I saw the blaze where it went back to a trail. It was easier to follow the blazes on and off of the road going clockwise. It's a beautiful trail when it's in the woods. It has some elevation changes, especially on the road portion by the entrance to the golf course. I encountered hikers and several mountain bikers while running. I gave it 3 stars because it has a road portion.

2 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail for the most part; it is mostly shaded and though close to roads you'd never know it. My dog loved all the new smells too!
I also struggled when I came upon Kummer road though, I mistakenly followed the parks Orange Trail and ended up way past the horse arena and needed to turn around.
Tip for future hikers, DONT cross Kummer Road! (at least for this loop).

4 months ago


7 months 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

9 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.

11 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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

This was a great hike around North Park but some of the route was difficult to find. I wish there were clearer markings or signs. If we didn't have the map on our phone we would have been lost.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Difficult to stay on course at times. Most was great hiking. Final mile along the RR tracks was not the best! Would do parts again!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lots of fun but poorly marked in a lot of places. Probably added at least another mile doubling back to find the correct path, but overall a great hike!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

It's was fairly decent trail. I am a moderate to intermediate rider. And this trail fits the beginner and intermediate MTB riders it also has tons of bail outs to go to the road which is nice in some cases. I would love to do it again and if I were to say I love the downhills for the trail really fun.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's a beautiful trail, not the greatest trail markers, we went through a playground and by the pool at one point. We needed the trail mail a lot of the time. There is about a mile and a half on the trail tracks so wear a hat or sunscreen!!

Friday, June 09, 2017

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!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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?

Monday, May 29, 2017

easy to access and some nice sights.

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.

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

A fun ~1 hour loop.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Great trail! did it in December so maybe some of the marks were off. I started at Juniata rather than off of wildwood because gate was closed. follow yellow then green polka dot, then white stripe, red dot, black triangle, yellow stripe and back. somewhere in the middle is a wicked fun mountain bike course.
Good elevation gain and super workout!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Descent trail. keep an eye out for the fountain of youth on the Kummer rd part of the trail. hard to spot from the trail, but easy to see when passing by on the road. a lot of mountain bikers on this trail, so keep alert.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nicely paved trail along the Gulf Course. Figuring out how it loops around is a little confusing. I started near the Parish Hill parking lot and went left. Followed the whole way until it terminated at Kummer Rd. I wasn't sure where/if the trail continued, so I walked up Kummer Rd, to the Golf Course Clubhouse. Discovered where the trail picked up behind the Clubhouse parking lot, and I ended up coming out on the right side from where I started, so I did loop around, but I'm sure there's a continuance of the trail rather than walking up Kummer Rd and through the Clubhouse. Also, I only looped around half of the Golf Course. I'd like to figure out how to loop the entire course. Any information on this trail would be helpful!

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