For the fifth consecutive year, the Montour Trail has been selected by the readers of Pittsburgh magazine as the top hiking/biking trail in its Best of the 'Burgh. More than 200,000 votes were cast in the annual poll, which rounds up locals' favorite choices in leisure, shopping, dining, and more. The Best of the 'Burgh is the cover story of the magazine's July 2023 issue, which has just been released.
from Montour Trail Council Greer Tunnel on the Montour Trail Reopening as First Phase of Repairs Nears Finish The Greer Tunnel will reopen as early as next week as emergency repairs are nearing completion, the Montour Trail Council has announced. The Greer Tunnel, located near Chartiers Creek at mile marker 28.5 on the Montour Trail, was closed in late March due to a newly-discovered structural deficiency in its east portal. The 235-foot-long tunnel was constructed by the Montour Railroad Co. in 1913. The project
by Elizabeth Babcock This video … wow. I confess that in the years when I rode the first section of the Montour Trail from Coraopolis, I had no knowledge of how the trail came to be. I just knew it was there, it was public access, and I wanted to ride it. And oh, how I rode it. I put in thousands of miles over several years on that first 11.5 mile section. It was an anchor point in my life—something that I
By Deb Thompson Perhaps one of the knottiest problems in the history of the Montour Trail is how-the-heck to deal with ebikes. We started a rail-trail in the days when no one knew what that was, managed to rebuild after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and rebuilt the McDonald Trestle and the Library Viaduct, but it seems that none of these has generated the hand-wringing and controversy as deciding how to manage ebikes. First, let’s be clear about the definition of ebike, or
March-April 2023 Newsletter Articles in this newsletter include the following: Greer Tunnel Rehabilitation Spring Cleaning in Cecil Prez Sez column Friends Meetings and Work Parties New Office location You can find the newsletter in it's entirety by clicking this link mar-apr 2023