Village of East Side
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Mountain Bike/Single Track Parks
Description: This is the largest of Pittsburgh's regional parks and is 561 acres. It is located in a populated area. It is known as Pittsburgh's woodland park for its extensive trails through steep valleys and wooded slopes. It has a network of unmarked single track mountain bike trails.
Difficutly: All levels
For more information: www.ptagtrails.org/frick-park
Description: Highland Park includes the popular Reservoir Loop, numerous trails, bike track, swimming pool, sand volleyball courts and the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.
Location: Highland Park is located at the northern edge of the Highland Park neighborhood. Several popular local cafes and restaurants are located within a mile along Highland Avenue and Bryant Street.
For more information: www.ptagtrails.org/highland-park
Description: If you need a challenge, try out the mountain bike trails at Boyce Park. The single-track trails are perfect for the advanced rider because the trails can get a little rough and muddy. Boyce's trail system includes 28 miles of single-track and 1.4 miles of gravel roads.
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
For more information: www.ptagtrails.org/boyce-park
Description: This is a great network of trails with fun climbs and good downhills. Don't miss out on the natural half pipe.
For more information: www.ptagtrails.org/hartwood-acres
Description: Excellent Singletrack close to the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh! These trails are rated as some of the best in the entire area, and it's very easy to get a good 20 mile ride in. Theres plenty of fun xc style singletrack, as well as some fireroads, but the majority of the trails in the park are singletrack. The trails are not continuous and any comprehensive loop will be separated by very small sections of road. The many branching and spurs can also make these trails difficult to follow but the recent blazing (marking) of trails has done a lot to help. Difficulty: All levels
For more information: www.ptagtrails.org/north-park
Riverfront Trail System: Heritage Trail
Description: The Three Rivers Heritage Trail system evolved from five separate trails and today comprises nine different sections. Four of these, the North Shore Trail, the South Side Trail, the Eliza Furnace Trail and the Pittsburgh Riverwalk, are all riverfront trails along the three rivers that form Pittsburgh's famous point.
Difficulty: All levels
For more information: www.friendsoftheriverfront.org
Great Alleghey Valley Passage (GAP) Trail
Description: A 150-mile multiple use rail-trail system between Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the 52-mile Montour Trail to provide a connection to the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Passage is now connected to the 184.5 mile C & O Canal Towpath in Cumberland and provides a non-motorized, nearly level trail system between Washington, DC and Homestead, PA.
Difficulty: All levels
Location: 600 1st Avenue, Pittsburgh
For more information: www.atatrail.org