Trail Alerts

Topic of the Week: MTC Is Hiring!

Business Operations Support Manager Needed, Part-Time
MTC is seeking a motivated, self-starter team member who is comfortable with computer systems and experienced with business operations to help ensure that the Trail Council’s business processes are handled in an efficient, smooth and timely manner.  The days and hours are flexible, as is the ability to work much of the time remotely. Hourly rate is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.
Click here for specific job duties for the part-time position. Interested applicants should email resume and, optionally, any additional qualifications in a cover letter to resumes@montourtrail.org. We are not accepting mailed paper resumes nor telephone calls expressing interest in the position. Montour Trail Council is an EEO employer.

Wanted: Treasurer!

MTC  is looking for a volunteer Treasurer, a position that involves managing the Trail’s finances, preparing monthly budget reports, responding to the annual audit, serving on the finance committee, attending monthly board meetings, and other financial oversight and reporting. The position normally requires 10 to 20 hours monthly, though additional effort is needed during the annual audit. A background in accounting is essential.
If interested, send qualifications and contact information to president@montourtrail.org.

Image: James Campbell

The Montour Trail stretches 60+ miles around Pittsburgh — the longest suburban rail-trail in the U.S. The railbed’s bridges and tunnels played an important role in the region’s coal-mining history.

Walk. Run. Bike. Camp.

If you live near Pittsburgh, one of the the nation’s outstanding rail-trails is right in your back yard!

The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized recreational pathway around Pittsburgh, the country’s longest suburban rail-trail. The main line extends ~47 miles; branch routes increase length to 60+ miles. The relatively flat half-loop stretches from Coraopolis (along the Ohio River) to Clairton  (on the Monongahela River). A northwest branch connects directly to Pittsburgh International Airport.

Scenic beauty

Restored bridges

Historic tunnels

4-season access







The Trail is easy to get to by car, as there are access areas and trailheads every few miles along the route. Pittsburgh’s rapid transit system runs near some of these, and it is bike friendly. The Trail is ADA accessible as well.

Montour Named to PA Top-Ten Trails List
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, January 2021

How GAP Transformed a Region
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, May 2020

Montour Greenway Expansion 
Tribune-Review, November 2019

Montour Trail Named Best in the ‘Burgh
Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2020

Great American Rail-Trail Coming
Post-Gazette, May 2019

30 Years Championing Outdoors
Tribune-Review, March 2019

The Montour connects to other rails-to-trails in western Pennsylvania and beyond: the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the C&O Canal Towpath, a completed trail system that stretches 300+ miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.; the Panhandle Trail — a converted railroad line that stretches from Weirton, West Virginia, to Carnegie. And this local resource is part of U.S. Bicycle Route 50, which runs east-west and, when completed, will span the country.

Currently, 46 miles of the Montour Trail are continuous with several short gaps in the southeast section.


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