Travelers on the Montour Trail can take advantage of campsites at three areas: near the Boggs trailhead (west of Imperial), along Cecil-Henderson Road (northwest of Hendersonville and Southpointe), and at Gill Hall Road (in Pleasant Hills). Each has its GPS coordinates listed below. Consult the Montour Trail map to determine nearby towns and geographical features, such as fishing creeks.
Reservations are not necessary, and there is no charge for using the sites. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Camping is permitted only in designated areas.
- The campsites are available only for people walking- or biking-through on the Montour Trail. You may not camp at any site if you arrive by motor vehicle.
- Car camping is never permitted. Local law enforcement agencies patrol the trailheads/access areas.
- Campers may stay no more than two consecutive nights (48 hours maximum).
- Before leaving the campsite, remove all your trash. Leave the campsite clean and ready for the next user.
- Be sure to completely extinguish all fires before leaving.
- Alcohol is not permitted.
- Loud music and excessive noise are not permitted.
- Campers must also follow Trail rules.
~Mile 11.5 40° 26.084′ N, 80° 17.394′ W
One primitive campsite with a tent platform is available at the Boggs site, near Mile 11.5, west of Imperial. The site is for overnight use only and includes:
- Wood-platform Adirondak shelter
- Portable toilet (March-November) and parking nearby
- Picnic table, fire ring
- No water at the site, but fountains available (in season) near MP 7.6 (McClaren Road-Enlow ballpark parking area) and MP 13.3 (Mary Lou Harper Pavilion, Outland). Like other water facilities on the Trail, the fountain is active when there is no threat of freezing, typically from early April to mid-October.
Cecil-Henderson Road (Kurnick)
~Mile 25.5 40° 18.744′ N, 80° 10.303′ W
The campsite is located at the Cecil-Henderson Road (Kurnick) access area, around Trail MP 25.5, northwest of Hendersonville and Southpointe. Five primitive campsites are available for use by hikers and bikers passing through the area, situated on the southern side of the Trail 50 to 150 yards south of the drinking fountain.
Campsites are for overnight use only, and include:
- 5 sites
- Water fountain nearby (in season); like other water facilities on the Trail, the fountain is active when there is no threat of freezing, typically from early April to mid-October.
- Portable toilet nearby (March-November)
- Picnic shelter nearby
- Picnic table and campfire ring at each site
- Mulched wood-chip tent pads
Gill Hall Road — Dowling Campsite
~Mile 40.5 40° 16.749′ N, 79° 57.331′ W
The Dowling campsite is located 400 feet west of Gill Hall Road in Pleasant Hills/Jefferson Hills Borough, around Mile 40.5. You can find it about 200 feet off the Trail. The campsite is for overnight use only, and includes:
- Adirondack shelter
- Double tent pad
- Fire ring
- Picnic area
- Portable toilet (March-November)
- Firewood storage
- No water at the site, but the nearest water source is at the Clairton trailhead, MP 46.6 (in season); like other water facilities on the Trail, the fountain is active when there is no threat of freezing, typically from early April to mid-October.