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Point State Park

601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg A
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-565-2850

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark. DCNR works in collaboration with the Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to interpret the history of the Forks of the Ohio.

Hiking at Point State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
Visitors can walk along ADA accessible paved promenades on the riverfront and to overlooks for dramatic views of Pittsburgh, its busy waterways, scenic hillsides, and many bridges.

Natural landscaping and a 100-foot tall fountain enhance the beauty of this unique park at the “Forks of the Ohio.” Numerous benches are throughout the park.

Several long distance hiking trails converge in Point State 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, Md., and Point State Park. In Cumberland, the rail trail joins the C&O Canal Towpath -- creating a continuous trail experience (325 miles long) to Washington, DC.

The 10-foot wide multipurpose 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.

Walking at Point State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
Visitors can stroll along ADA accessible paved promenades on the riverfront and to overlooks for dramatic views of Pittsburgh, its busy waterways, scenic hillsides, and many bridges.

Natural landscaping and a 100-foot tall fountain enhance the beauty of this unique park at the “Forks of the Ohio.” Numerous benches are throughout the park.

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

The 10-foot wide multipurpose 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.

Boating at Point State Park

Unlimited horsepower motors

The three rivers provide boating opportunities for most sizes and types of recreational boats.

Dock cleats are available along the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers for boaters to moor during the day at the park.

Kayaking at Point State Park

Three Rivers Water Trail
This Three Rivers Water Trail is a series of boat launching points on the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers that aids non-powered boaters in exploring the three rivers and the city of Pittsburgh.

Red paddle signs orient water trail users from the land and water to amenities like launching ramps, interpretive signs, canoe/kayak racks, and parking lots.

The trail was created and is maintained by the Friends of the Riverfront, a volunteer group that promotes stewardship of the rivers.

Fishing at Point State Park

The three rivers are a warmwater fishery.

Common species are:

Sauger
Walleye
Catfish
Panfish
Various bass species
This activity or structure is ADA accessible. The wharf area provides a fishing pier for people with disabilities on each river.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

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