|About the trail|
...is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail-trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will ultimately extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton. The trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a trail system that stretches over 330 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Currently, multiple sections of the trail totaling over 40 miles are completed, with a few gaps in the southern portion of the trail. (Bypass directions for these sections are provided here.) New sections are being added each year.
The trail is paved with a smooth surface of crushed limestone, which makes it ideal for all forms of non-motorized use: bicycling, walking, running,cross-country skiing, and nature appreciation. In certain sections, horseback riding is also permitted, but not on the improved trail surface.
A portion of the trail within Peters Township is called The Arrowhead Trail. This section is owned and maintained by the Township.
The Panhandle Trail stretches 29 miles between Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and Weirton, West Virginia. The portion of the trail in Allegheny County is managed by the Montour Trail Council.
The Montour Trail Council (MTC) is a non-profit all-volunteer group which builds, operates, and maintains the trail. It is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, relying on corporate, foundation and government grants and private donations for funding.