The Montour Trail…

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…is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail-trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will ultimately extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton. The main line extends 46 miles from Coraopolis to Clairton, and branch trails extend into Bethel Park and Westland. The trail is complete from Mile 0 near Coraopolis to Pleasant St. in Library.  We are working to close a few gaps in the southern portion of the trail. (Bypass directions for these sections are provided here.) New sections are being added each year.

The trail is paved with a smooth surface of crushed limestone, which makes it ideal for all forms of non-motorized use: bicycling, walking, running, cross-country skiing, dog-walking and nature appreciation. In certain sections, horseback riding is permitted, but not on the improved trail surface.

A portion of the trail within Peters Township is called The Arrowhead Trail, owned and maintained by that township.

From time to time, MTC conducts a survey to learn what users think of this great resource. We use the survey results to make Trail improvements that help draw in new people from all over. You can review the latest survey here.

The Montour Trail connects in McDonald to the Panhandle Trail that stretches 29 miles between Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and Weirton, West Virginia.

The Montour Trail connects Pittsburgh International Airport to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a trail system that stretches over 330 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.

The trail is maintained and managed by an extensive network of volunteers. Join us and be a “they.”

The Organization

The Montour Trail Council (MTC) is a non-profit all-volunteer group which builds, operates, and maintains the trail. It is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, relying on corporate, foundation and government grants and private donations for funding.

More about the history of the Montour Trail

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