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Level: Intermediate
Length: 43 mi (69.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +802/ -760 ft
Total: 150 riders

Mountain Biking North Park

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#8 of 294 mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania
#398 in the world

Excellent Singletrack close to the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh! These Trails are rated as some of the best in the entire area, and it's very easy to get a good 20 mile ride in. There is plenty of fun xc style singletrack, as well as some fire roads, but the majority of the trails in the park are singletrack. The trails are not continuous and any comprehensive loop will be separated by very small sections of road. The many branching and spurs can also make these trails difficult to follow but the recent blazing (marking) of trails has done a lot to help. If you are a first timer to the park picking a section and riding part of the North Park Outer Loop is a good way to get you started.

First added by Rag00doll on Nov 27, 2009. Last updated Apr 17, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Starting from Commonwealth Pl 1 Head south on Commonwealth Pl toward Liberty Ave - go 0.2 mi 2 Slight right to merge onto I-279 N - go 3.9 mi 3 Take exit 11 to merge onto McKnight Rd/US-19 Truck N - go 7.1 mi 4 Exit onto E Ingomar Rd - go 1.1 mi 5 Turn left at Kummer Rd - go 177 ft
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Q: Hi, I'm curious about riding the Outer Loop trail this weekend or next, but this link leads to an error... Any help would be appreciated, I'm awful at navigating when it's my first ride in a new spot. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms? hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113716565662172425640.00046dbbee5c65 b332268&ll=40.606394,-80.012913&spn=0.042225,0.057421&t=p&z=14
A: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/resources/maps -you need the central, southern and northern section maps. tape them together to see how to piece together a loop around lake. Riding clockwise loop is best. The Red-blue trail on Central Map is the best. I like to park near lake spillway and ride outer loop from yellow, purple-black, orange, green, orange, and save red-blue for the finish).

Q: I'm not exactly a beginner, but I havent rode an intermediate trail. I rode Fern Trail at Seven Springs fine. IS this gonna be too hard?
A: you'll be fine.. make sure its dry conditions and you wont have any issues. There are a lot of nice flowy downhill sections as well as a few gruesome climbs that go right back in to regular singletrack. I always favor this trail to some of the other local trial systems due to to its length. usually I track about 14 to 17 mile depending on what complete loop I do. but there are bailouts all over the trail system that take you to the road and you can just make ur way back to the car from there.