North Ridge Trail

3.0 Miles
Trail hiked by:
Stahlneckr user profile picture
Trail added on:
August 24, 2017
Updated on:
November 27, 2017

Time to Hike: 1 hour, ~30 minutes

Dogs (leashed)


This trail can start at either the spillway to the east or at the entrance to the lodge at the north end. You immediately begin by climbing (from either direction) before the trail plateaus into a rolling, mile long, upper stretch. Typically muddy with "streams" running down the trail at the ascents/descents, this trail can be an interesting adventure.

The trail is 3 miles one-way, but you can take the Red/Blue Blazes trail back to the start for a 6+ mile loop or head back on the Bridle Trail/North Ridge Trail for exactly 6 miles.

This trail goes by two names - Bridle Trail and North Ridge Trail (listed on North Park's trail map).

View more trails near McCandless, PA


Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type




Blaze Color


Get Directions

40.597787, -80.000638

Maps Sponsor

Map tiles sponsored by the Mapbox Community Team
Logo xs
329 '

Total Change
431 '

353 '

Download GPX with Waypoints
Note: Waypoints always include the parking location and trailhead. Campsites, waterfalls, and other points of interest are included in the GPX only if shown on the map.
North Ridge Trail default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes trails in North America

2 Trip Reports

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
3.0 miles
Trail added
August 24, 2017
Updated on
November 27, 2017
3.0 miles
December 03, 2017
Favorite trail in this part of park, easy to link with red/blue to make loop

Weather Forecast

In McCandless, PA

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

less than 500
Reynolds Spring Trail
less than 500
Blueberry Mountain Hike
less than 500
Dufresne White & Green Loop
less than 500
Central Park North Woods Hike

Sign up with MyHikes today!

We're an independent hiking platform helping you find new trails to explore

Join for free

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an independently-owned platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and put a ton of time into mapping and writing about new trails to publish each month.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes user account required) to unlock perks for as little as $0.83/month with a 1-time non-recurring payment 😎 Or you can simply Donate any amount without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes or poking around the site to view ads is the next-best thing to a donation - both quick and free 😄

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin