This Just In
Greer Tunnel Closed @ MM 28 (indefinitely)
Trail Detour South Park Township MM 36
A portion of the Montour Trail in South Park Township, between MM 36 and 36.5, is closed temporarily while a contractor excavates a nearby pond. The work is weather-dependent, scheduled to begin around 3/21, and lasting around 3 weeks. The attached map shows the Trail, construction ,and detour, which is signed. The green line is the existing trail; the yellow line is the detour (all on paved roads with traffic); and the red shaded box is where excavation and truck […]
Regional Trail Summit 2023Public Lands 1000 Cranberry Square Drive, Suite D, Cranberry Township, PA
The Montour Trail has teamed up with outdoor-services store Public Lands to hold a regional rail-trail summit on April 1, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Regional western Pennsylvania trails will be set up throughout the store to provide information including maps, merchandise, and trail details. Classes and demonstrations will be offered, including presentations on bikepacking at 12 and 2 pm. The location is the Public Lands store in Cranberry. Participating trail groups Montour Trail Mon Yough Trail Council […]
2023 Blessing of the Bicycles
Join us at Montour Trail's mile marker 0 for the third annual Blessing of the Bicycles. The Airport Area Friends of the Montour Trail and Archangel Gabriel Parish team together to bless our favorite means of recreation and transportation and to thank God for the beauty of the world we traverse on them. Following the blessing, participants can ride on their own on the Montour Trail. People of all faiths (or lack thereof) are welcome! You can even bring the […]
J.R. Taylor 5K Race and Walk 2023Upcoming Events
This pleasant 5K out-and-back run, all on the Montour Trail, begins 800 feet north of the Trail’s J. R. Taylor Memorial Bridge over Clifton Road in Bethel Park, near Washington Elementary School and Al's Cafe. It offers chipped timing, t-shirts, medals, and door prizes - and Bethel Bakery cookies! The fundraising event supports the Montour Trail in Bethel Park. Montour Trail, Bethel Park Branch Registration: $30.00 Race Fee + $4.10 sign-up Fee increases to $35.00 after […]
Don’t Miss the Area Trail Summit!
Montour Trail has teamed up with outdoor-services store Public Lands to hold a regional rail-trail summit on April 1, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Regional western Pennsylvania trails will be set up throughout the store to provide information including maps, merchandise, and trail details. Classes and demonstrations will be offered, including presentations on bikepacking at 12 and 2 pm. For additional info click here.
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.