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

Oakdale, Pennsylvania Map

Easy get lost.
need post which way.

We linked the blue, green, purple, and yellow loops together. It was pretty well-blazed for the most part, but there were a few confusing turns. We used the Allegheny County Parks Trails app, which helped a lot.

It had just rained a lot, so it was pretty muddy, but nothing prohibitive. Pressed dirt trail. We found a lot of cool mushrooms.

Went on a Thursday afternoon and saw only 2 other people. We'd definitely do this again.

Took my 5 and 7 year old nieces hiking to the waterfall! Was extremely muddy but a fun trail hike! I recommend hiking boots. The brush is overgrown in many parts! The trees make the trip enjoyable in the summer with all the shade but lots of bugs buzzing so be sure to spray yourself with bug spray. Hilly in places so rough when muddy. Started down pouring when we got to the waterfall so ended up doing the rest of the trail ankle deep water and mud the entire way to the car. Was def an adventure and hope to go back when it’s not raining and muddy. Was a fun trail and an adventure for sure. There is a picnic table at the waterfall so you can enjoy a picnic or rest if needed.

Loved this trail. Too bad I didn't go earlier in the day. My 4 year old daughter and I went on a whim at around 8 pm. We almost got lost on an off trail and it was getting dark. I will definitely hike this trail again but I'll go in the morning.

A bit muddy in spots after its rained a couple days

Lovely waterfall that I would love to see in the daytime.

trail running
10 months ago

Diverse scenery and terrain. Enjoyable experience.

Definitely a challenge in the snow. Looked even tougher for bikers.

Though trails are marked for the most part, I went in per the map looking for Blue, Green and Purple. But, there is a Red trail I probably ended up on most of the time (ran 6- 7 total miles of trails). Think I also saw a sign for Lake Loop Trail. So, I agree with others in that the series of trails was difficult to follow. A couple key missing markers added to the confusion.

Still thought it was a very cool experience overall, but thankfully I was in no hurry.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

These are really easy trails, but they end up making for a nice long walk. The overhead trees really shade the pathways so although it was 90 today, it didn't feel like it.

I 100% DO NOT recommend this trail if you have dogs who have long coats. I have a shepherd/husky mix and spent longer after the hike than we did hiking pulling off small thorns and spike-ball bush things (clearly I'm not a botanist).

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

So muddy. Will go back for a hike to find that waterfall tho

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Difficulty finding entrance to trail ......asked people in park and nobody knew.......once I found entrance Sign was off......just empty post Found map and sign at bottom of hill to trail.....but hiked with my dog a few miles liked and will be go back......shame wasted alot of time looking for trail.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

love the trail but this has been one of the most confusing trail to navigate. There are barely any signs especially on intersections and midway through, the color code on the trees disappears. The maps doesn't seem to coordinate with the trail in certain areas. we basically had to second guess and walk the purple back and forth until we took an unmarked trail and finally after stopping some hikers we were able to get back to the green loop.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

decent trail, areas that were a little overgrown but generally clear. markings somewhat confusing.

trail running
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice casual trail for a walking/jogging, or a short mountain bike ride. Not sure its quite 1.8 miles, but its very hard to tell where the trail goes after it leaves the woods near the tennis courts. If you are walking with small kids, I'd keep any eye on them for the first few hundred feet from the trailhead as you go down hill -- there are lots of exposed tree roots that anyone could easily trip on if they were careless or took a misstep.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I found navigation a little frustrating. I ended up starting at the Tee Pee Loop Sign which actually seemed to be the blue line based on spray paint on the trees. We followed it to the perpendicular crossing with purple line. Then doubled back about 75 yards and dropped down on what I believe was green line. Ran into the waterfall and there is a pic nic bench there. Would be great to pack a lunch to. Then tried to follow the green line back toward the tee pee trail head. But about 150 yards down stream of the waterfall (beside the old rusty vehicle frame) the trails get pretty messy with no clear indication of how to continue on the green line. Maybe someone that goes there often could take some green paint down to that area for newbies to the area.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Super easy for beginners but the blazes were either non existent or difficult to find. There are four trails on this location so it can be confusing if you're not familiar with this area. The waterfall was nice and there's a bench to rest at.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Pretty easy hike and a pleasant get away from the city. Some great playgrounds and picnic areas around for those who like duh things.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Great trail. Gets a little confusing with no blazes down in the valley, but look around enough you can find where your going. Ill be back to do the other trails in the area

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great trail, with plenty of canopy coverage. It's hard to believe you're just 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. I took the green trail with a few little detours that added up to 2.9mi. The waterfall is small, but a nice place to cool off.

There are some places where the blazes are confusing, but the journey is fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fun hike. Easy for the kids. Path was not very clearly marked at points but we made it and had fun!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The trails were moderately difficult and it's so worth it to see the waterfall but it is so poorly labeled for directions it makes it almost not worth it. Don't even bother going to the park office for the map because the map doesn't even have half of the pavilions and trails labeled. Very confusing!

trail running
Saturday, August 06, 2016

A little confusing but overall it's worth a visit.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Took this trail for the first time with my dog and we both loved it. The waterfall was beautiful and my dog loved the water. We'll be back

Trail was ok. Markings were a little confusing but still were able to find our way without too much trouble. We went after it was dry for several days and there were still muddy areas but very passable. I could see after a rain it could be very muddy.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

We got very lost. The trail was poorly marked in places and is not well maintained. Next time I would try the blue trail longer but better for walking

cross country skiing
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Very humid, but peaceful. Kind of frightening due to being alone.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Nice trail, easy to moderate. Overlaps with 2 other trails (blue and purple). Green is the most scenic but also has the most drops and rises in elevation. If you decide to take this loop in the spring prepare your feet for mud and water.

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