- 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:
- North Park Outer Loop
- North Ridge Bypass
- Extension Trail
- Pfundstein Trail
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, local blog Pennsylvani Dirt offers good advice on putting together a good ride in North Park.