Hiking and Biking

Hiking and biking in the Pittsburgh area is a unique experience that ensures beautiful sights and experiences. Whether it's jogging through the trails of Schenley Park, biking alongside the river, or trekking through the woods at Frick Park, spending time in nature will center your mind. Escape the city, and spend some time outdoors at the many great trails and parks Pittsburgh has to offer.  
Schenley Park  
101 Panther Hollow Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Located in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has become Pittsburgh’s civic park. Founded in 1889, the park is made up of 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions. Some of its amenities include playgrounds, the Schenley Oval Sportsplex and Skate Rink, the Schenley Park Café, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, a swimming pool, and its beautiful trails. Recommended trails include the Schenley Park Double Loop, Eliza Furnace Trail, and the Schenley Park Panther Hollow Trail.  
Point State Park  
601 Commonwealth Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This National Historic Landmark and park offers stunning views of Pittsburgh and a variety of outdoor recreation. The park serves as a great location for cyclists, walkers, runners, and even roller-bladers. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail covers 37 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This trail serves as a great way to explore Pittsburgh as it is made up of the North Shore Trail, Lawrenceville Trail, Millvale Trail, Eliza Furnace Trail, and the Southside Trail. Enjoy views of PNC Park, the Point, and Kennywood! The Great Allegheny Passage Trail also serves as a great spot for hikers and bikers. It connects Cumberland, MD, and Point State Park, totaling 141 miles of woodsy and carless trail.    
Frick Park 
2006-2024 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Located in Shadyside, Frick Park totals 644 acres perfect for walking, hiking, mountain biking, playing tennis, and relaxing outside. Known as Pittsburgh’s woodland park, Frick Park is a beautiful escape from the city. Visit Clayton Hill, where over 100 species of birds have been recorded or visit the Frick Environmental Center to learn about nature. Notable trails are the Braddock Trail, and the Nine Mile Run. Frick Park is a haven for the off-road adventurist – it has a lot of mountain biking loops and trails of varying difficulties.  
Riverside Park
Third Street, Oakmont
Located on Third Street in Oakmont, this park features pavilions, a walking track, benches, water fountains, and a playground that includes sprinklers. There is no smoking or pets permitted within the park.

Creekside Park
100-280 Dark Hollow Rd., Oakmont
As the name suggests, this park is located near a creek. Feel free to stroll along the creek, play baseball or soccer in the field, play sand volleyball, or even bike or skateboard along their new pump track. Pets are allowed!

Bird Park
141 Beadling Rd. between Cedar Boulevard and Washington Road, Mount Lebanon
Bird Park is a beautiful nature sanctuary offering trails, picnic pavilions equipped with grills, fire pits, and athletic fields. There are port-a-johns on-site, and dogs that are leashed with a collar are welcome.

Hoodridge Park
Connor Road, Mt. Lebanon  
Situated in Hoodridge Highlands, close to Foster Elementary School, Hoodridge Park offers beautiful hiking and walking trails. Escape the stressors of everyday life and enjoy a stroll through the forest.

Mt. Lebanon Main Park
Enter on Cedar Boulevard at Greenhurst Drive, Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon Main Park is every athlete’s dream come true! With three athletic fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, platform tennis, indoor ice rinks, a swimming pool, sand volleyball, and more, you are guaranteed an active visit. There are also picnic pavilions and sitting areas.

Twin Hills Trails Park
Twin Hill Drive, Mt. Lebanon
Heavily wooded, this 25-acre park makes a great place for a nature walk. Surrounded on all sides by private property, the only public access is from Twin Hills Drive.
There are various trails, and leashed dogs are allowed.

Riverview Park, Perry North  
159 Riverview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Located on the North Side, this park predates the annexation of the city of Pittsburgh itself. Riverview Park is known for its dense woodlands and steep hills. The steep hills have made the park a hotspot for mountain bike trails and has around 8 miles of great mountain bike terrain. Hikers, joggers, and even horseback riders are drawn to the extensive trails. The park also houses a swimming pool, the Allegheny Observatory, a playground, ball field, shelters, summertime concerts, and movies. A popular trail is the two-mile Riverview Loop.  
The South Side Riverfront Trail 
1 Three Rivers Heritage Trl., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
This paved trail starts at Fourth Street Station Sqaure and ends five miles later at Riverfront Park, 18th Street Southside. In the summer the trail is very popular, and is filled with bikers, joggers, rollerbladers and dog-walkers. After spending time on the trail, relax on the lawn or head to Carson Street to do some shopping or to grab a bite to eat. 
Grandview Park 
Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 
Visit Grandview Park for beautiful, unmatchable views of the city. The park features basketball courts, benches to enjoy the cityscape, a playground next to the McLain Street entrance, water fountains, and of course the Grandview Park Loop Trail. The trail is a .6-mile paved loop, with a bit of a hill at the southern end. Parking is available along Bailey Avenue, next to the park.