Pittsburgh April 04, 2017
The 7 Most Beautiful Bike Trails You Can Take In Pittsburgh
Explore all the hidden corners of the city and beyond this spring by hitting the best bike trails in Pittsburgh. Feel as though you’re lost deep within the forest without leaving the city or go for an epic ride along the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage that leads to Maryland. Here are seven of the most beautiful bike trails in and around the Burgh.
1. Great Allegheny Passage
Head out on an epic adventure along the Great Allegheny Passage, which runs 150 miles from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland. Bike all or just a bit of the picturesque trail. The Great Allegheny Passage starts at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh and winds through the South Side, Homestead, McKeesport, and Connellsville as you make your way toward Maryland.
for a map of the Great Allegheny Passage.
2. Frick Park
Feel as though you're a million miles away while never leaving the heart of the city when you bike through the tree-lined paths of the Frick Park Loop Trail. The five-mile loop, considered relatively easy, is popular with bikers, dog walkers, and hikers. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, look for the unmarked bike trails throughout the park.
for more information about Frick Park.
3. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Drink in jaw dropping views of Pittsburgh when you embark on the 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The riverside trail, which is rated easy, starts in Millvale and winds through the North Shore, the Strip District, Station Square, the South Side, and Baldwin.
for a map of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
4. Panhandle Trail
Discover the natural beauty of the Pennsylvania countryside when you travel the Panhandle Trail, a former rail trail that took passengers from Pittsburgh to Chicago and St. Louis. Traveling from Carnegie to Weirton, West Virginia, the 29 mile trail consists of a crushed stone surface. Start the trail in Carnegie at the parking lot on Walkers Mill Road.
for a map of the Panhandle Trail.
5. Montour Trail
Soak up the sun's rays along the scenic Montour Trail, which starts at Robinson Town Centre. The rail trail, which connects to the Great Allegheny Passage, spans 46 miles to Clairton. The Montour Trail passes over both asphalt and crushed stone.
for a map of the Montour Trail.
6. North Shore Trail
Comprising a section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the North Shore Trail provides breathtaking views of Pittsburgh's North Shore, including Rivers Casino, Heinz Stadium, and the Carnegie Science Center.
for a map of the North Shore Trail.
7. Steel Valley Trail
Part of the Great Allegheny Passage, the Steel Valley Trail leads bikers past a plethora of Pittsburgh landmarks, including Sandcastle Waterpark, The Waterfront, Kennywood Park, McKees Point Marina and Trail, and the Nine Mile Watershed.
for a map of the Steel Valley Trail.
Feel invigorated as you explore Pittsburgh along these seven bike trails in Pittsburgh. If you prefer to hike instead, check out these
six easy hikes around the Burgh.