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

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania Map
1 month ago

This is what everyone thinks about when you mention North Park.
It is an easy though long-ish walk depending on the speed of your party. The majority of the path is beside a road and fairly removed from the lake or woods. It is also very popular so expect lots of families, joggers, dogs, etc. There are some lovely views, especially of the Boathouse, and it's fun to see all the different people enjoying the park too.
It is nice when you want an easy walk to maybe chat with friends but there are better trails if you want a real work out or be more immersed in nature.

zigzag up and down trail that can be paired with red blaze to make loop. too many bikers for my liking

nice trail, but they have done some construction or logging on a portion of the train. not sure exactly what. trail difficult to follow in these areas. would be one star more if not for that.

Need to take my bike

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.

good for after work rides,fun at night.

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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.

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

trail running
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

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.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

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...

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Heavy Traffic on the road.

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.

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.

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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