Camping

Overnight travels on the Montour Trail can take advantage of campsites three campsite areas: along Cecil Henderson Road,  near the Boggs trailhead, and our newest campsite new Gill Hall Road.

Reservations are not necessary, and there is no charge for using the sites. Campers must obey the Trail rules.

Cecil Henderson (Kurnick)

We have a group of five sites located at the Cecil Henderson Road (Kurnick) access area, around trail mile 25½. Five primitive campsites are available for use by trail users passing through the area. Campsites are located on the southern side of the trail 50 to 150 yards south of the drinking fountain.

Campsites are for overnight use only, and include:

  • Five sites
  • Water fountain nearby (in season)
  • Portable toilet nearby (in season)
  • Picnic table and campfire ring at each site
  • Sites are mulched with wood chips

Boggs

One campsite with a tent platform is available at the Boggs site, near mile 11½. The site is for overnight use only, and includes a picnic table, fire ring and portable toilet (in season). No water is available at the site, but fountains are available (in season) near miles 7¾ and 14¾.

Dowling

The Dowling campsite is located 400 feet west Gill Hall Road in Jefferson Hills Borough, around mile marker 40.5.  The actual campsite is located about 200 feet off the trail.  The campsite is for overnight use only, and includes:

  • Adirondack shelter
  • Double tent pad
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic area
  • Portable toilet (in season)
  • Firewood storage

The nearest water source is at the Clairton Trailhead (MP 46.6), in season.

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