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Biking at Point State Park

Paved paths cross the park, in addition to several long-distance trails that converge in the park.

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a pedestrian trail and greenway system in the Pittsburgh area -- covering 37 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers.

It is a nearly complete route for cyclists, walkers, and runners, and in some places rollerbladers.

In addition, more than 20 miles of trail are in planning or development phases.

The trail also connects to the Great Allegheny Passage, the developing Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway.

Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail offers 141 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, Maryland and Point State Park.

In Cumberland, the trail joins the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath -- creating a continuous trail experience (325 miles long) to Washington, DC.

The 10-foot wide multi-purpose trail is built on railroad corridors of gentle grades, sweeping curves, large bridges, and tunnels that pass through mountains, not over them.

The terminus of the rail trail is at the Forks of the Ohio marker near the fountain in Point State Park.

The trail system links the Cumberland and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas, providing visitors with an opportunity to travel through and learn about a region important to the development of national culture and politics.

George Washington envisioned the Potomac River as a trade route linking the Atlantic Ocean and the upper Ohio River Basin.

The history of the region and the tangible character of the trail corridor itself highlight the concept of “the frontier” in American culture and the westward migration of Anglo-American society into the trans-Appalachian region of the continent.

The Great Allegheny Passage is a part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, which is a diverse network of trails and routes running between Point State Park and Point Lookout in Maryland.

The Fort Pitt Museum is an official National Park Service Passport stamp location for the trail.

GPS Decimal Degrees: Lat. 40.44189 Long. -80.01324

Biking Rules and Regulations

Pennsylvania state law requires all bicyclists under the age of 12 to wear an approved helmet.

All traditional bicycles (bikes) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are permitted on state park roads and any trails designated for biking or mountain biking.

Biking is prohibited on designated hiking-only trails and any roads or trails marked as prohibited for bikes.

All riders are required to maintain safe speeds at all times and comply with recommended and/or posted speed limits.

E-bikes must follow all e-bike guidelines.