Walk. Run. Bike. Camp.
Make your own tracks on one of the the nation’s outstanding 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 pathway around Pittsburgh, making it the longest suburban rail-trail in the country. When completed, the Trail will extend 47.4 miles; branch routes increase the overall length to 63 miles. The relatively-flat half-loop stretches from Coraopolis (13 miles northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River) to Clairton (15 miles southeast of the city, on the Monongahela River). A branch in the northwest section connects directly to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Trail connects to other rails-to-trails in western Pennsylvania. You can easily get to 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 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 several short gaps in the southeast section.