Trailheads and Access Areas

Listed in order of trail mileage.

Key:  Handicap parking ·  Water fountain ·  Shelter ·  Portable toilet (in season)

Moon Township/Coraopolis

The northernmost point on the Montour Trail is located in Moon Township near Groveton, just east of Coraopolis. From I-79 north, get off at exit 64 (Route 51/Coraopolis); at end of ramp, turn left (going towards Coraopolis). Travel about 0.7 miles, then make a very sharp right turn onto Montour Road. Travel about 300 yards to trailhead parking underneath bridge. Additional parking is available at a second parking area another 300 yards away (up the trail). 30 combined parking spaces (15 at mile 0.0 parking area and 15 more at extended parking lot at mile 0.2) heavy use, gravel/dirt surfaces.

If you’re traveling I-79 south, there is no Coraopolis exit, so you’ll have to take the Neville Island exit. At the end of the off ramp turn left, which will put you on Island Avenue headed west. Island Avenue takes you across a bridge into Coraopolis, where you will be forced to turn right. Take the next two lefts to Route 51 south. Travel ¾ of a mile and turn left where you see a sign for the Montour Trail. The road turns under the bridge to the trailhead. Parking is available at the trailhead and at a second parking area another 300 yards away (up the trail). 30 combined parking spaces (15 at mile 0.0 parking area and 15 more at extended parking lot at mile 0.2) heavy use, gravel/dirt surfaces.

Hassam Road  

Take I-79 to the Route 60 exit and get onto Route 60 (Steubenville Pike) going west towards Robinson Township. Go about 1.2 miles then turn right onto Beaver Grade Road. Go about 0.3 miles and turn right onto Silver Lane. Follow Silver Lane for about 1.8 miles, then turn left onto Forest Grove Road. After about 0.3 miles, stay on the main road as it becomes Ewings Mill Road as Forest Grove turns off to the right (but do not turn). Stay on Ewings Mill Road for another 1.0 miles when the road becomes Hassam Road. A few hundred yards later (in the valley after descending a steep hill), the road will cross the Montour Trail; and the access/parking area will be on the right side of the road. 20 parking spaces, light use, gravel surfaces, water fountain, portable toilet.

Beaver Grade Road

Take I-79 to the Route 60 exit and get onto Route 60 (Steubenville Pike) going west towards Robinson Township. Go about 1.2 miles then turn right onto Beaver Grade Road. In about 0.3 miles, continue straight ahead on Beaver Grade at the first stop sign (where Silver Lane turns off to the left). Continue on Beaver Grade Road for another 1.2 miles (mostly downhill) until the road starts to flatten out in the valley, then turn right onto Old Beaver Grade and make an immediate left turn to continue on Old Beaver Grade Road. The road then dead ends into the Montour Trail about 300 yards ahead with trail parking on the left. 30 parking spaces, moderate use, gravel surfaces.

Montour Run Road

Take I-376 (Parkway West) to Montour Run exit. Turn left (north, toward Costco Warehouse Club/Park Manor Blvd). The trail is close to the road for the next mile, with several access points, including near Scott Rd and at Park Manor Blvd. Park along road. 50+ parking spaces near Scott Rd; at Park Manor Drive. 18 spaces, water fountain, bike racks, and a gazebo shelter.

Cliff Mine Road

Take I-376 (Parkway West) to Montour Run exit. Turn right (south) under Parkway overpass and turn left at traffic light, passing the Airport Marriott hotel on your right. Proceed about one mile to trail parking on left. 40 parking spaces, light use, rough asphalt surface, portable toilet.

Enlow Ball Park

Take I-376 (Parkway West) toward the airport. Go past the Montour Run and Business Route 60 exits, then take exit 4 (McClaren Road exit). Turn left at end of exit ramp (south, toward Imperial). Follow McClaren Road 1.5 miles to trail parking area on left at the ballfield. 36 parking spaces, moderate use, dirt surface, water fountain, portable toilet.

Imperial

On Route 22/30 about 3.5 miles west of Robinson Township, get off at the Imperial exit and onto Route 30 West going towards Imperial. Travel ahead (and downhill) for about 0.8 miles where the road goes under an overpass. Proceed for another 200 yards then make two quick right turns to get onto Main Street in Imperial. Go 0.3 miles on Main Street to a parking/access area on the right (by the Findlay Township. Activity Center). 40 parking spaces (shared with activity center), moderate use, asphalt surface, vending machine for drinks.

Boggs

Take US Route 22 west to Route 980 exit. Turn left (north) on Potato Garden Road. After about 0.5 miles, turn right onto Boggs Road. Trailhead and parking are 100 yards on the right. 20 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, portable toilet.

Quicksilver

Take US Route 22 west to Route 980, then south 2.8 miles (or north 3.4 miles from Noblestown Road) to Quicksilver Golf Course. Parking is on south side of Route 980. 16 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface.

McDonald

Either

take US Route 22 west to Route 980, then south 5 miles to McDonald, then turn right on Noblestown Road

or

take I-79 south to Noblestown Road in Carnegie, then 9 miles west through McDonald.

Trailhead and parking are west of town, just before the large railroad trestle. Parking is south of the road (near the new treatment plant) and the trail entrance is north of the road. 18 parking spaces, gravel surface, light use, portable toilet.

Galati Road

Take I-79 to Route 50 west at Bridgeville. Follow route 50 about 7 miles to the 50/980 intersection in the town of Venice (near the restaurant formerly known as “Muck’s Lunch” now “Liz’s Corner Kitchen”). At the intersection, go straight and stay on route 50 (going uphill, west, towards Hickory). Travel about 0.3 miles then turn right onto Southview Road (SR 4039). After traveling about 100 yards you will see a Montour Trail gate and access point: do not park here (not a public access area). Countinue on Southview Road for about 0.5 then turn right onto Galati Road. The trail access/parking area will be 50 yards ahead on the right. 18 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, water fountain, portable toilet.

Venice

Take I-79 to Route 50 west at Bridgeville. Follow route 50 about 7 miles to the 50/980 intersection in the town of Venice. At the intersection, turn left onto Route 980 (going uphill towards Canonsburg). Travel uphill about 150 yards to the trail entrance (and parking area) on the left side of the road. 8 parking spaces, moderate use, dirt surface.

Cecil Park

Take I-79 to Route 50 west at Bridgeville. About three miles west of the end of the four-lane portion of Route 50, Cecil Twp Park is on the left. Park in western lot (near municipal bldg) and follow signs across creek, past tennis courts and up the hill to access trail. 50+ parking spaces, moderate use, asphalt surface, full restrooms in park.

McConnell Road

Take I-79 to the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east towards Hendersonville and go 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Morganza road, and then go 0.6 miles downhill and turn left onto Cecil Henderson road. Travel 2.2 miles on Cecil Henderson to McConnell Road then turn left. Go 0.7 miles on McConnell (mostly downhill) and the trail access/parking area will be on the left near a right turn in the road. 14 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, portable toilet.

Cecil Henderson Road (Kurnick)

Take I-79 to the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east towards Hendersonville and go 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Morganza Road, and then go 0.6 miles downhill and turn left onto Cecil Henderson Road. Travel 1.2 miles on Cecil Henderson to the trail access/parking area on the left directly accross from Caley Lane. 20 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, drinking fountain, camp sites, shelter, portable toilet.

Oriole Drive 

Mile 26.9  Oriole Drive: 40° 18.003 N, 80° 9.246 W

Take I-79 to the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east towards Hendersonville and go 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Morganza road, and then go 0.5 miles downhill to the intersection with Oriole Drive.  Turn left onto Oriole Drive, in 0.2 miles bear right onto Henderson Drive, in 0.2 miles the parking area is behind the ball-field on the right.

20 parking spaces, light use, gravel/grass surface, shared with ball-field patrons.

Hendersonville

Mile 27.1  Georgetown Road: 40° 17.961′ N, 80° 9.055′ W

Take I-79 to the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east towards Hendersonville and go 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Morganza road, and then go 0.5 miles downhill to the intersection with Georgetown Rd.  The parking area is directly behind the Tandem Connection building (with the flag pole in front).

53 parking spaces, light use, gravel surface.

Linwood/Buckeye Trailhead 

From Valley Brook Road (west from Rt. 19), turn left onto Buckeye Street immediately after going under the Montour Trail bridge. Continue approximately ¾ mile on Buckeye to the trail-head. Buckeye is rutted and often muddy. Trail-head is crushed limestone. Note that Linwood Ave is a private road.

Valley Brook Road – Route 19

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. The trail access area (and parking) are just 50 yards west of Route 19, and you may have to cross back underneath Route 19 (from the bottom of the exit ramp) to reach the parking area. 12 parking spaces + 1 handicapped space, heavy use, asphalt surface.

Valley Brook Road – Maplewood Drive (Pelipetz)

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. Travel about 0.4 miles on Valley Brook and look for the trail access sign on the right side near Maplewood drive. Turn right onto the small road near the sign, go about 100 yards then cross over a one lane bridge to the trail parking area. 22 parking spaces, 1 handicapped space on asphalt, another 6 parking spaces on dirt (across bridge), moderate use.

Valley Brook Road – East McMurray Road 

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. Travel about 1.4 miles on Valley Brook to the intersection (with traffic light) of Valley Brook & East McMurray Roads. Turn right and immediately (20 yards) turn right again into the trail parking area.

or

Turn right then pass under the trail (overpass) then make an immediate double left into another parking area on the other side of the trail. There absolutely is a water fountain between this parking area and the trail. Although some people are unable to find it.

~ 18 combined parking spaces on both sides of intersection, moderate use, dirt surface.

Valley Brook Road – Bebout Road

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. Travel about 1.4 miles on Valley Brook to the big intersection with East McMurray Road. Go straight through the intersection (staying on Valley Brook) and travel about another 0.5 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road. The trail parking area will be on the right side of the road immediately before the intersection. 16 parking spaces, moderate use, asphalt surface, must ascend many steps to trail above.

Bebout Road Handicap-Only Area

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. Travel about 1.4 miles on Valley Brook to the big intersection with East McMurray road. Go staight through the intersection (staying on Valley Brook) and travel about another 0.5 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road. Turn Left onto Bebout, go about .2 miles and look for a small access road on the right (marked with a Montour Trail – Handicap Only Parking Area sign). Proceed uphill on the access road about 200 yards to trailhead. 3 handicapped parking spaces, light use, asphalt surface.

Peterswood Park  

Mile 32.9  40° 16’48.6″ N, 80° 3’53.4″ W

On US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn onto Valley Brook Road going east. Travel about 1.4 miles on Valley Brook to the big intersection with East McMurray Road. Go straight thru the intersection (staying on Valley Brook) and travel about another 0.5 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road. Turn right onto Bebout Road, then go about 0.3 miles and turn left into the Peterswood Park entrance. To find the trail entrance after entering the park, go uphill on the main park road for about 0.3 miles, then turn left onto a small road (after a soccer field and under the big power lines). Proceed down the small road about 200 yards to a parking lot. The trail entrance is marked with a sign near the middle of the lot on the downhill side. Behind the sign, follow this paved trail about 0.3 miles downhill until it intersects with the Arrowhead Trail.

Logan Road

Bethel Branch Mile 0  40° 18.938′ N, 80° 2.961′ W

Take Route 88 south, to right on Logan Road, to left on Irishtown Road. Trailhead and parking are on the right. 24 parking spaces, moderate use, dirt surface. Bethel Branch Mile Markers run from Mile 0 at Logan Road to Mile 2.5 at Brush Run Rd.

Clifton Road

Bethel Branch Mile 1.3  40° 18.729′ N, 80° 3.879′ W

On US Route 19 just south of Upper Saint Clair High School, get onto McMurray Road (Orange Belt) going east. Travel about 1.7 miles eastward on McMurray to the intersection with Clifton Road (by Al’s Cafe). Turn left onto Clifton, go about 100 yards, then turn left onto the road approaching George Washington Elementary School. One trail entrance is adjacent to the school parking lot, and another entrance is on the other side of Clifton Road. One row of parking spaces in the school lot (farthest from the school) is available for trail parking. 11 parking spaces (only available during non-school hours), moderate use, asphalt surface.

Limestone Drive

Bethel Branch Mile 2.0  40° 18.297′ N, 80° 4.060′ W

On US Route 19 just south of Upper Saint Clair High School, get onto McMurray road going east. Travel about 1.5 miles eastward on McMurray to the intersection with Clifton road. Stay on McMurray by turning to the right at this intersection. Go 0.5 miles south on McMurray then turn left onto Limestone Drive. The trail entrance (and parking) will be 250 yards ahead on the left. 9 parking spaces, heavy use, dirt surface, water fountain.

Brush Run Road

On US Route 19 just south of Upper Saint Clair High School, get onto McMurray road going east. Travel about 1.5 miles eastward on McMurray to the intersection with Clifton road. Turn left onto Clifton, then travel 1.2 miles (mostly downhill) and turn right onto Brush Run road. Travel (mostly uphill) on this winding road for about 0.7 miles to trail access areas and parking on both sides of the road (near big power lines). ~ 60 total parking spaces on both sides of Brush Run road, 1 handicapped parking space, light use, combination of asphalt and dirt surfaces.

Brownsville Road

Mile 37.6 40° 17’13.2″ N, 79° 69’48.0″ W

From Corrigan Drive (South Park), take Brownsville Road south about 1.3 miles to the intersection with Piney Fork road (near CITGO station). From here, go straight from Brownsville on Piney Fork Road 0.1 mi to the access area on the right ~20 spaces, asphalt surface.

Stewart Road

From PA Route 88 in Library, at the traffic light take Brownsville Road east (turn right going north, turn left going south on Route 88), follow Brownsville Road 0.9 mile to Stewart Road, turn left onto Stewart, go less than 0.1 mile, turn right into the parking area immediately after crossing a stone bridge. ~8 parking spaces.

Triphammer Road

Take Route 88 south to Library, then left on Brownsville-Library Road (Piney Fork Road). Go straight through intersection with Brownsville Road. Right on Triphammer Road. Trailhead and parking are at the first right.

Gill Hall Road

Take Route 51 south to Ridge Road exit. Left on Ridge, right on Gill Hall. Trailhead and parking are 1/2 mile on left at bottom of hill.

Route 51, Large

On Route 51 about 3.7 miles south of Century III Mall (Large, PA), turn onto Peters Creek Road, and proceed into the “Park ‘n Ride” lot (under Route 43). The trail starts at the extreme back end of the lot near the “No Outlet” sign next to the creek.

Clairton

Take Route 837 south from Clairton. The trailhead is about 0.4 mile south of the Clairton-Glassport Bridge, at the north edge of the Clairton Municipal Authority Water Pollution Control plant.

Westland

Westland Branch Mile 4.0 (No markers)  40°16’46.4″N 80°16’13.3″W

Heading south on Rt. 50, turn left onto Rt. 519. In the village of Westland, turn left onto Hornhead Rd. The trailhead is 1,000 feet down, on the right, across the road from the Westland Sportsman’s Club. The Montour Trail Westland Branch Runs four miles from the Montour Trail near Southview Rd & Rt. 50 to Westland. 

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