You collect your gear, grab your helmet, hook up the bike racks, and now you're ready to ride. The only problem is that you're not sure where to go. If you live near Pittsburgh, we've got just the locations for your next bicycle trip.
We've put together a short list of some of the best biking trails Pittsburgh has to offer. They're spread all around Allegheny County, so no matter where you live, you can enjoy the best biking trails near Pittsburgh.
Don't forget to check out our partnership with BikePGH. They offer great safety classes for riders of all ages.
This 47-mile stretch from Coraopolis to Clairton offers the perfect trail for beginner and expert riders alike. Its many entrances are accessible almost anywhere along the ride, and it offers a look at the beautiful wooded scenery that surrounds Pittsburgh.
The trail follows the former tracks of the Montour Railroad. It's also considered part of the Great Allegheny Passage, which is a project that connects trails from Pennsylvania to Washington D.C.
Schenley Park is home to some of the Pittsburgh's most beautiful landscapes. It offers 456 acres of trails, open fields, and wooded areas into which you can escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city. It's also home to Phipps Conservatory – the area's premier botanical garden.
These trails are great for cyclists of all ages. It may be the perfect family spot for your next ride. Remember to pack a picnic, so you can enjoy the view from Flagstaff Hill.
This park, located between the townships of Bethel Park and South Park, is nearly 2,000 acres of winding trails and sprawling fields, dappled with ponds, playgrounds, and even a dog park. It's a great place to ride, and it even caters to the extreme cyclists with its BMX park.
This is another place that's perfect for riders of all skill levels. Some areas offer more inclines and challenges than others.
This multi-use riverfront trail caters to cyclists and hikers alike. Its 24-mile non-linear trek spans the banks of Pittsburgh's rivers. You'll be able to access the neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions from the trail.
It's a safe route for that morning bike commute or fun ride along the city's rivers. Its trails are mostly paved and wide enough to accommodate walkers and riders alike.
The trails at Frick Park range from gentle rides for beginners to steep treks for the advanced rider. Enjoy nature while you stay close to the city. Complete with playgrounds, tennis courts, and the Frick Environmental Center, there's plenty to do if you take a break from riding.
Watch for hikers and other pedestrians while cruising these trails. The trek can be extensive, so be ready to share the riding space with everyone.
Bicycling is a great activity that can be healthy, fun, and a great way to explore. It's important to be safe when you're out biking Pittsburgh's trails. Be sure to always wear a helmet and never ride when it's too dark to see – or be seen.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents and injuries happen. That's why we're here. We can help if you've been injured in a bicycling accident. Call us for a free consultation – we're available 24/7 to help.