Gateway Engineers Tour the Montour 2023Montour Trail MM 0-31
21st Annual TOUR THE MONTOUR sponsored by Gateway Engineers You can find details about this year's Tour the Montour here. You can register for the event here. The Tour the Montour is a non-competitive, family fun bike ride that begins at mile marker zero in Coraopolis. Parking is available at the AHN Montour Junction Sports Complex, which is adjacent to trail MM zero. Participants whose entry forms are postmarked by August 31 are guaranteed a 2023 Tour t-shirt. Since supplies […]
MTC Annual MeetingLoft Conference Center 1000 Noble Energy Dr. Suite 100, Canonsburg, PA, United States
The Montour Trail Council will hold its annual dinner meeting at the Loft Conference Center in Southpointe on Sunday, Nov. 5. We selected the Southpointe location in recognition of the recently opened Southpointe Connector Trail. Our keynote speaker is Jeff Kotula, the president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Promotion Agency. Jeff and his team were instrumental in planning and funding the Southpointe Connector as well as supporting and promoting trails all across Washington County. He will […]
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Gateway Engineers Tour the Montour online registration is live. New this year: Fundraising Champions.
When you’re on the Trail this summer, look for MTC volunteers offering raffle tickets for great prizes like bikes and clothing/accessories.
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. It is privately owned and operated. 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.
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.
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.