Settlers Cabin Park

Quick Facts

  • Located in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson Townships, 15 miles west of Pittsburgh
  • 1,610 acres
  • Trail network under development
  • Former coal-mined area restored to a more natural state
  • Managed by Allegheny County Parks


Settlers Cabin Park is named after a log cabin, estimated to have been built around 1780, identified by archaeologists from Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The themes of the parks groves and shelters are Native American names: Algonquin, Seneca, Apache, Tomahawk. When Allegheny County acquired the park land, it was a maze of abandoned open and back-filled mines. Since then, the land has been restored and reforested, and active wells and exposed oil and gas lines closed. Today, Settlers Cabin Park is marked by rolling wooded slopes and meadows. It is also noted as having the most heavily used of the County’s three wave pools.

Trail development in Settlers is currently underway with the help of Trail Pittsburgh.