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    Pittsburg area trails

    Later this month taking a trip to Pitt to visit the fiancÚs family. Sat I will have a hour or two to kill. Am thinking of taking the MTB. I normally just take the road bike, but this time wanna hit some dirt. Her family isn't sure of any trails open to bikes near by. They live in the North Hill area off McKnight road. Looking to stay with 1/2 hour or so. Short trails, long doesn't matter, just some singletrack to bomb around for an hour or so. Any Ideas?

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    try Frick Park. more info here http://www.porcmtbclub.org/

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    North Park is loaded with trails.... easiest to park/start at the Pie Traynor Field parking lot.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...19,0.10849&t=h

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    If you're going to be near McKnight road, I second North Park.

    http://www.pennsylvaniadirt.com/2009...BlogEntryStart

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    North Park

    Hartwood for a small BUT really fun park

    Frick in the middle of the City

    Moraine Statepark about 45 minutes north if you like technical rock riding

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    Thanks. I'll give that a look

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    I'm gonna hit up north park. Her parents live off Brown road, so its very close. Any recommendations of where to start and what rails to hit. I will have about 2 or so hours to ride. I am more of a XC rider and LOVE to climb. In the near future I will have more time to ride, but would like to get a quick one in Saturday morning. After years of visiting and driving up to an hour from the soon to be inlaws house to ride, its nice to know something so nice is so close. Now I won't have to feel bad for disappearing all day when I'm supposed to be visiting family

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    north park is pretty good...nothing crazy tho

    moraine has a nice 14 mile paved trail and a pretty awsome off road trail that is about a lifetime long

    alameda park up in my hometown of butler has some realllly fun trails too

    to bad you wernt coming up a week later i could show you my personal trails that i must say are rather insane

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    I haven't even hit all of the trails in NP yet and I've been going there for a few years now. For climbing though, I'd recommend the bridal trail that can be found on the google maps link to NP. From what I've seen it looks pretty fun in a few places. Not sure really what else there is but that's a start I guess.

    EDIT: Also, if they're off of Brown road, it would be pretty simple to just ride over to the trailhead for the bridal trail. Its not very far at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly32
    north park is pretty good...nothing crazy tho
    may want to give NP another chance




    Lots of great photos of the new features and trail work from the last few months on Jon Pratt's site
    http://www.jonpratt.com/keyword/dr%20j

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    How well do these trails drain?

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    The trails @ North Park drain decent enough....it's been pretty dry this past week so I wouldn't worry.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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