The nine Allegheny County Parks have more than 200 miles of trails for hikers, bikers, walkers and everyone! This Trail Discovery Guide features 18 popular trails – two trails in each park – offering a variety of distances, surfaces, scenic features and elevations. This handy directory is designed for park visitors who want to explore all nine Allegheny County Parks and who prefer to follow a directive narrative instead of a map.
How to use this guide
For additional guidance on the trails, find the Allegheny County Trails app in your app store and familiarize yourself with its features. These maps will provide real time assistance out on the trails.
You’re all set! The Allegheny County Parks have trails for everyone and every ability. Visit a park you’ve never seen before. Try them all!
Many Allegheny County Parks trails are marked by blazes, which are either painted on trees or colored stickers on sign posts. They indicate the trail you’re on and where to go next. When you pass a blaze, look ahead for the next one after walking a short distance. All trails are multi-use. Please remember to follow proper trail etiquette and respect other park visitors.
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation raised the funds for this project. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided the funding for the Trail Discovery Guide.
Allegheny County Lead Supervisory Ranger Braden Meiter and the Park Rangers staff provided all trail descriptions and help to keep the trails and other areas of the Allegheny County Parks welcoming for all. Trail conditions and routes may change over time. Please see the Allegheny County Trails App for the most up-to-date trail maps. These descriptions are representative of the trails in spring 2022.