Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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.

3 months ago


5 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

7 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.

9 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.

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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!

11 months ago

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

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.

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

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.

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

amazing scenery!

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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Good trail with some steep inclines at points. Connects with various blazed trails around North Park, but is mostly unblazed. Recommend using a map or AllTrails app to navigate. Plenty of opportunities to change trails and direction to lengthen or shorten depending on your preference. Prime coyote territory in North Park so just be alert.

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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