North Park

Quick Facts

  • Located in Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships, 13 miles north of Pittsburgh
  • 3,075 acres
  • 43 miles of single-track
  • Minimum elevation: 925 feet
  • Maximum elevation: 1,300 feet
  • Largest County Park with plenty of trails and amenities
  • Managed by Allegheny County Parks


At over 3,000 acres, North Park is Allegheny County Parks’ largest park. The park includes a wide range of recreational amenities, including a 75 acre fishing lake, saking rink, pool, nature center, off-leash dog park, 18 hole golf course and the Latodami Environmental Education Center. North Park was established in 1927. Its development via the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was an important source of local employment during the Great Depression. Visitors today would be surprised to know that buffalo were kept on the site during the early 1930s. Today, North Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Southern Flying Squirrel, Coyote, Mink and Gray Fox.

North Park has an abundance of trails, although they are not always easy to link up. There are over 40 miles of single-track, multi-use trails. Popular trails include:

Pool Loop and Devils Elbow (white blazed trails, park by Pool)
Kotobuki (purple with black dot blazed trails, park by Pool
Golf Course Front and Back Nine and V8 (green blazed trails, park at JC Stone Field)
North Ridge Rainbow and Pfundstein Trail (red with blue dot blazed trails, park by Boathouse)
The Pfunstein Trail is a new offering, built in honor of local rider, Stefan Pfundstein. North Park is also home to the North Park Freeride Area, a public, outdoor Freeride Skills Area and the Dr J Freeride Trail. If you’re new to North Park, the County blazed maps for North Park Allegheny County Parks together with the above listed trails can guide you to a good ride or hike in North Park.