Biking & Walking

Bike Pittsburgh – Transforming our streets to make biking and walking commonplace for all Pittsburghers in order to improve our quality of life and reduce the harmful effects of car dependence in our communities. BikePGH envisions a Pittsburgh where people can thrive without needing to own a car – making Pittsburgh a world class leader in clean, affordable, and convenient transportation.

America Bikes – For articles and other resources from a team of cycling and motorbiking enthusiasts sharing their passion and knowledge for seasoned riders and beginners alike who want to grow, become better riders, enrich their biking knowledge, and share with the community.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – Since 1999, PBIC has served their mission to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. As a national leader in pedestrian and bicycle research and resources, the PBIC develops and shares resources vital to advancing mobility, access, equity, and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

America Walks – Leading the way in advancing safe, equitable, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move by giving people and communities the resources to effectively advocate for change. America Walks provides a voice for walking and walkable communities through federal government affairs, by providing strategic support, training and technical assistance to state, regional, and local organizations and individuals, and via the Every Body Walk! Collaborative which boasts 700 allied organizations from across the nation working together to increase walking and cultivate consumer demand for more walkable places.

Schenley Park Trails Map

Download the Schenley Park Trails Map – This map highlights easy, intermediate, and difficult trail experiences throughout Oakland's historic Schenley Park; from pleasant and easy strolls, to popular woodland walk/run opportunities, to rigorous workouts that explore Schenley's forest interior, this map makes understanding the trail system and finding trail entrances simple.

Trails & Hiking Associations

Other area trails include the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Eliza Furnace Trail (which is part the former), Mountour Trail, Steel Valley Trail, Great Allegheny Passage, Youghiogheny River Trail, Allegheny Highlands Trail, Forbes State Forest, and Ohiopyle State Park.

Allegheny Trail Alliance – Founded in 1995, the ATA promotes its signature project, the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, and coordinates, strengthens, and supports the efforts of allied partners to ensure a high-quality experience for all those who enjoy the trail. The Great Allegheny Passage was completed in 2013 after 35 years of trailbuilding between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Maryland, and provides a non-motorized, nearly level path between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., including a section which segments the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, one of eight nationally-designated scenic trails.

Friends of the Riverfront – Since 1991, Friends of the Riverfront has worked to protect and restore the riverfront in the Pittsburgh region through trail development and stewardship after decades of legacy pollution. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail now encompasses nearly 30 miles of urban and suburban riverfront trails along both banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Through broad and diverse collaborations, Friends of the Riverfront continues to work towards and promote environment restoration, economic vitality, and public health benefits for Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Mon/Yough Trail Council – An all-volunteer organization formed in 1991 to maintain and promote 15 miles of trail extending south from McKeesport to the Westmoreland County line.

National Park Service – Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, NPS safeguards these special places and shares their stories with more than 330 million visitors every year. Their mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Highlands Trail Foundation – Dedicated to creating recreational and alternate transportation opportunity through development of a regional trail system in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. The Allegheny Highlands Trail from Elkins to Hendricks is the backbone of that system, following the original route of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway built by Henry Gassaway Davis in 1884. For nearly 26 miles, this exceptionally scenic trail provides panoramic views of the West Virginia countryside as it passes through small towns and rural farmland.

Montour Trail – A multi-use, non-motorized recreational rail-trail near Pittsburgh traversing 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton (with additional branch trails extending into Bethel Park and Westland). The converted railway bed began its life as the coal-carrying Montour Railroad dating back to 1877. In its heyday, MTR trains served 27 mines and carried 7 million tons of coal per year, most of which fired the steel mills of the Pittsburgh area, helping to build our nation and seeing us through two world wars. The rail-trail is paved with a relatively smooth surface of crushed limestone, making it ideal for all forms of non-motorized use like bicycling, walking, running, cross-country skiing, dog-walking, and nature appreciation. Horseback riding is also permitted in certain sections, but not on the approved trail surface.

Steel Valley Trail Council – Manages a section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) from McKeesport through Duquesne, Whitaker, Homestead at the Waterfront in Munhall, and as of June 2013, extending further along side Sandcastle and under the Glenwood Bridge to connect to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail System which ends the GAP at Point State Park. The SVTC's mission is to assure quality construction and long-term stewardship of the Steel Valley Trail – a community-driven, environmentally-sensitive bicycle and pedestrian trail that is accessible to people of all ages and all abilities.

Regional Trail Corporation & Youghiogheny River Trail Council – Formed in 1991, the RTC's mission is to acquire, develop, and manage appropriate trail corridors in southwestern Pennsylvania, and to create and promote opportunities for recreation, tourism, economic development, and historic and environment conservation. Among other trails, the TRC manages the Youghigheny River Trail North (part of the Great Allegheny Passage) – a complete span of 43-miles from McKeesport to Connellsville.