Walk. Run. Bike. Camp.
Make your own tracks on one of the the nation’s longest suburban rail-trails. Bonus: If you live near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s right in your back yard!
The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized recreational rail-trail encircling Pittsburgh. It is the longest suburban rail-trail in the country. When completed, the Trail will extend 47.4 miles from Coraopolis (northwest from the city along the Ohio River) to Clairton (southeast along the Monongahela River). A 6.3-mile branch near milepost 7.8 connects directly to the Pittsburgh International Airport’s parking lot via a relatively flat, light-traffic secondary road.
The Trail connects to other rails-to-trails as well. You can easily get to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the C&O Canal Towpath, a completed trail system that stretches over 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. The Panhandle Trail — a converted railroad line that stretches almost 30 miles from Weirton, West Virginia, to Carnegie — meets up with the Montour Trail west of McDonald (southwest of Pittsburgh).
Currently, 45 miles of the Montour Trail are completed with two gaps (M 35.8 & 39.1) in the South Park Township portion of the trail.