Trailheads & Access Areas

The J.R Taylor Memorial Bridge spans 200 feet, providing safe passage across a busy road on the Montour Trail’s Bethel Branch. Between 2000 and 2018, there were 19 bridges built at a cost of nearly $20 million. Funding for such projects comes from MTC members and donations as well as private and government grants.

Mileage chart for easy planning, listing distances between trailheads

Trailheads and access areas are listed in order of Trail mileage, grouped by towns along the route. As you plan your trip, be sure to check out the Trail’s rules as well as safety and etiquette recommendations.

 Key:
  Parking lot ·   Handicap parking  ·   Water fountain  ·   Shelter  ·   Restrooms  ·   Portable toilet (in season)

 

Coraopolis, Robinson Township, Airport, Enlow, Imperial · MP 0.0 12.3

Montour Road (Moon Township) 

From I-79 heading south near Coraopolis at the Route 51/Coraopolis exit, travel west about 0.7 miles, then make a very sharp right turn onto Montour-Coketown Road. Travel about 300 yards to trailhead parking underneath the bridge. Additional parking is available at a second parking area another 300 yards away (up the trail).

From I-79 heading north at the Neville Island exit, turn left, which will put you on Island Avenue headed west. Island Avenue takes you across a bridge into Coraopolis, where you will be forced to turn right. Take the next two lefts to Route 51 south. Travel 0.75 mile and turn left where you see a sign for the Montour Trail. The road turns under the bridge to the trailhead. Parking is available at the trailhead and at a second parking area another 300 yards away (up the trail).

  • 30 combined parking spaces, heavy use, gravel/dirt surface, water fountain, portable toilet, picnic shelter
  • 15 at Mile 0.0 parking area
  • 15 at extended parking lot at Mile 0.2

Hassam Road   

Mile 1.4  40° 29.504 N, 80° 9.058 W

Take I-79 to the Route 60 exit and get onto Route 60 (Steubenville Pike) going west toward Robinson Township. Go about 1.2 miles then turn right onto Beaver Grade Road. Go about 0.3 miles and turn right onto Silver Lane. Follow Silver Lane for about 1.8 miles, then turn left onto Forest Grove Road. After about 0.3 miles, stay on the main road as it becomes Ewings Mill Road as Forest Grove turns off to the right (but do not turn). Stay on Ewings Mill Road for another 1.0 mile when the road becomes Hassam Road. A few hundred yards later (in the valley after descending a steep hill), the road crosses the Montour Trail; the access/parking area is on the right side of the road.

  • 20 parking spaces, light use, gravel surfaces, water fountain, portable toilet

Old Beaver Grade Road

Mile 3.1  40° 28.005′ N, 80° 9.321′ W

Take I-79 to the Route 60 exit and get onto Route 60 (Steubenville Pike) going west toward Robinson Township. Go about 1.2 miles then turn right onto Beaver Grade Road. In about 0.3 mile, continue straight ahead on Beaver Grade at the first stop sign (where Silver Lane turns off to the left). Continue on Beaver Grade Road for another 1.2 miles (mostly downhill) until the road starts to flatten out in the valley, then turn right onto Old Beaver Grade and make an immediate left turn to continue on Old Beaver Grade Road. The road then dead ends into the Montour Trail about 300 yards ahead with trail parking on the left.

  • 30 parking spaces, moderate use, gravel surfaces, portable toilet, water fountain

Montour Run Road

  Mile 4.4  40° 27.528′ N, 80° 10.317′ W

Take I-376 (Parkway West) to Montour Run exit. Turn left (north, toward Costco Warehouse Club/Park Manor Boulevard). The trail is close to the road for the next mile, with several access points, including near Scott Road and at Park Manor Boulevard. Park along road.

  • 50+ parking spaces near Scott Road
  • 18 spaces at Park Manor Drive, water fountain, gazebo shelter, bike racks

Cliff Mine Road 

Mile 5.9  40° 27.05′ N, 80° 11.582′ W

Take I-376 (Parkway West) to Montour Run exit. Turn right (south) under parkway overpass and turn left at traffic light, passing the Airport Marriott hotel on your right. Proceed about 1.0 mile to trail parking on left.

  • 40 parking spaces, light use, rough asphalt surface, year-round portable toilet, picnic shelter

McClaren Road (Enlow) 

 Mile 7.6  40° 27.367′ N, 80° 13.870′ W

From I-376 (Parkway West) west of Robinson Township, take the McClaren Road exit. At the end of the of exit ramp, turn south onto McClaren Road toward Enlow and Imperial. Follow McClaren (which becomes Main Street in Enlow) 1.5 miles to trail parking area on the left.

From US Route 30 in Imperial, turn northeast onto Santiago Road. Travel .01 mile, then turn east onto Main Street. Travel 1.2 miles to the parking area on the left.

  • 36 parking spaces, moderate use, dirt surface, water fountain, portable toilet

Junction with Airport Connector

Mile 7.8 40° 27.280’N, 80° 14.020′ W
The Airport Connector is a combination trail/on-road link that runs about 6 relatively flat miles, from Enlow (MP 7.8) to the airport parking lot. It offers touring cyclists an alternate route from Pittsburgh International Airport to the Great Allegheny Passage trail network, since it avoids heavily trafficked Pittsburgh streets. You can find more information about the route near the end of this page, following the mainline trailheads listing.

 

Findlay Township Activity Center (Imperial)

 Mile 8.2  40° 27.002′ N, 80° 14.738′ W

From US Route 22/30 west of Robinson Township, take the Imperial exit onto Route 30 west, toward Imperial. Travel ahead (and downhill) for about 0.8 miles where the road goes under an overpass. Proceed for another 200 yards then make two quick right turns to get onto Main Street in Imperial. Go 0.3 mile on Main Street to a parking/access area on the right (by the Findlay Township Activity Center).

  • 40 parking spaces (shared with activity center), moderate use, asphalt surface, drink vending machine

Boggs Road 

Mile 11.4  40° 26.074′ N, 80° 17.407′ W

From I-376 west of Robinson Township, take US Route 22 west to the Route 980 exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn north onto Potato Garden Road. After about 0.5 mile, turn east onto Boggs Road. The trailhead and parking are 100 yards on the right.

 

Imperial, Fort Cherry, McDonald · MP 12.3 20.7

Mary Lou Harper Pavilion 

Mile 13.3  40° 24.673′ N, 80° 17.379′ W

From US Route 22 west of Robinson Township, turn south onto Route 980/Potato Garden Road. Travel about 1.1 miles to the pavilion, located to the east of the highway.

Quicksilver Road & Route 980 

Mile 14.4  40° 23.665′ N, 80° 17.072′ W

From US Route 22 west of Robinson Township, turn south onto Route 980 for 2.8 miles. The parking area is across from Quicksilver Golf Course on the south side of Route 980.

From McDonald on Noblestown Road, turn north onto Route 980 and travel 3.4 miles. The parking area is across from Quicksilver Golf Course on the south side of Route 980.

  • 16 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, picnic shelter, portable toilet

Junction with Panhandle Trail Connector

Mile 16.9  40° 22.212′ N, 80° 15.116 W
The Panhandle Trail stretches 29 miles between Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and Weirton, West Virginia. The original train corridor once connected Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis. Today the trail passes through rolling countryside and small towns where you can stop to explore or get a meal.

 

Panhandle Connector, Noblestown Road (McDonald) 

Mile 17.3 N40° 21.818′ W80° 14.940′

From US Route 22 west of Robinson Township, travel south on Route 980 for 5 miles to McDonald, then turn west on Noblestown Road. The trailhead and parking area are west of town, just before the large railroad trestle. Parking is south of the highway (near the treatment plant), and the Trail entrance is north of the road.

From I-79 at the Carnegie exit, travel west on Noblestown Road for 9 miles through McDonald. The trailhead and parking area are west of town, just before the large railroad trestle. Parking is south of the highway (near the treatment plant), and the Trail entrance is north of the road.

  • 18 parking spaces, gravel surface, light use, portable toilet

 

Southview, Venice, Cecil, Westland, Hendersonville (Southpointe) · MP 20.7 28.5

 

Galati Road 

Mile 21.2  40° 19.464′ N, 80° 14.664′ W

From I-79 at the Bridgeville exit, travel west on Route 50 for about 7 miles to the Route 50/Route 980 intersection in the town of Venice, where there is a stop sign. At the intersection, go straight and stay on Route 50 (going uphill, west, toward Hickory) for about 0.3 mile, then turn right onto Southview Road (SR 4039). After traveling about 100 yards, there is a Montour Trail gate and access point: Do not park there. (It is not a public access area.) Continue on Southview Road for about 0.4 mile, then turn right onto Galati Road. The trail access/parking area is 50 yards ahead on the right.

  • 18 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, water fountain, portable toilet, picnic shelter

Junction with Westland Branch

Mile 21.5 40° 19.262′ N, 80° 14.374′ W
The Westland Branch extends from Venice to Westland, a 4.1-mile stretch that offers rural beauty and solitude. This section runs parallel to an active railroad line. Westland’s access areas are detailed near the end of the page, following the mainline trailheads listing.

 

Cecil Park   

Mile 22.6  40° 19.006′ N, 80° 13.295′ W

From I-79 at the Bridgeville exit, travel Route 50 west. About 3 miles west of the end of the four-lane portion of Route 50, turn left into Cecil Township Park. Park in the western-most lot (near the municipal building) and follow the signs across the creek, past the tennis courts and uphill to the access trail.

  • 50+ parking spaces, moderate use, asphalt surface, picnic shelter, water fountain, full restrooms in park

Ridgewood Drive

Mile 23.5 40° 19.007′ N, 80° 12.415′ W

From Canonsburg north of I-79, travel north on Route 980 to Route 50/Millers Run Road. Turn east and travel about 1.5 miles to Ridgewood Drive. Turn south and go about 2 mile. The trailhead is on the west side of the road.

From I-79 at the Bridgeville exit, travel west on Route 50/Millers Run Road about 6 miles. Turn south on Ridgewood Drive and go about 0.2 mile. The trailhead is on the west side of the road.

  • 10 parking spaces, light use

McConnell Road 

Mile 24.9  40° 18.936′ N, 80° 11.292′ W

From I-79 at the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48), turn east onto Southpointe Boulevard toward Hendersonville and travel 0.5 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto Morganza Road, then go 0.6 miles downhill and turn left onto Cecil-Henderson road. Travel 2.2 miles on Cecil-Henderson to McConnell Road then turn left. Go 0.7 miles (mostly downhill), and the trail access/parking area is on the left where the road curves to the right.

  • 14 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, year-round portable toilet

Cecil-Henderson Road (Kurnick) 

Mile 25.6  40° 18.778′ N, 80° 10.310′ W

From I-79 at the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48), turn east onto Southpointe Boulevard toward Hendersonville and travel 0.5 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto Morganza Road, then go 0.6 mile downhill and turn left onto Cecil-Henderson Road. Travel 1.2 miles to the trail access/parking area on the left directly across from Caley Lane.

  • 20 parking spaces, light use, dirt surface, drinking fountain, campsites, shelter, portable toilet

Oriole Drive at Hendersonville Park 

Mile 26.9 40° 18.086′ N, 80° 9.508′ W

From I-79 at the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48), turn east onto Southpointe Boulevard toward Hendersonville and travel 0.5 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto Morganza Road, then go 0.4 mile downhill to the intersection with Oriole Drive. Turn left, and in 0.1 mile bear right onto Henderson Drive. In 500 feet, the parking area is behind the ballfield on the right.

  • 20 parking spaces, light use, gravel/grass surface, shared with ball-field patrons, portable toilet, picnic shelter

Georgetown Road (Hendersonville) 

Mile 27.1   40° 17.960′ N, 80° 9.050′ W

From I-79 at the Southpointe/Hendersonville exit (exit 48), turn east onto Southpointe Boulevard toward Hendersonville and travel 0.5 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto Morganza Road, then go 0.5 mile downhill to the intersection with Georgetown Road. Turn right, and the parking area is on the left, directly behind the Tandem Connection building (which has a flag pole in front).

  • 53 parking spaces, heavy use, gravel surface, year-round portable toilet

 

Thompsonville, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Peters Township, Bethel Park · MP 28.5 35.3

 

Linwood Avenue & Buckeye Street 

Mile 29.0  40° 18.052′ N, 80° 07.334′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn west onto Valley Brook Road. Travel  about .9 mile and turn south onto Buckeye Street immediately after going under the Montour Trail bridge. Continue approximately 0.75 mile  to the trailhead. Buckeye is rutted and often muddy. Note that Linwood Avenue is a private road.

  • Light use, crushed limestone surface, portable toilet

Valley Brook Road & Route 19 

Mile 30.4  40° 17.518′ N, 80° 6.402′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn west onto Valley Brook Road. The Trail access area (and parking) are 50 yards west of Route 19, and you have to cross back underneath Route 19 (from the bottom of the exit ramp) to reach the parking area.

  • 12 parking spaces + 1 handicapped space, heavy use, asphalt surface

Valley Brook Road & Maplewood Drive

Mile 31.0  40° 17.147′ N, 80° 5.959′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 0.4 mile and look for the Trail access sign on the right side near Maplewood Drive. Turn right onto Maplewood , go about 100 yards, then cross over a one-lane bridge to the Trail parking area.

  • 22 parking spaces, 1 handicapped space on asphalt, another 6 parking spaces on dirt (across bridge), moderate use, portable toilet

Valley Brook Road & East McMurray Road 

Mile 32  40° 16.’43.2″ N, 80° 5’03.2″ W
Mile 32.1  40° 16.672′ N, 80° 5.018′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 1.4 miles to the intersection (with traffic light) with East McMurray Road. Turn south and immediately (20 yards) turn right into the Trail parking area.

There is second parking area a bit farther south on the opposite side of the road. From McMurray Road at the traffic light where it intersects with Valley Brook, travel south 400 feet, pass under the Trail (the Trail runs above along the overpass), then make an immediate left onto Thomas Road. Make another quick left into the parking area. There absolutely is a water fountain between this parking area and the Trail, although some people are unable to find it.

  • ~ 18 combined parking spaces on both sides of intersection, moderate use, dirt surface, water fountain

Valley Brook Road & Bebout Road

Mile 32.7  40° 16.631′ N, 80° 4.357′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 2 miles toward the intersection with Bebout Road. The Trail parking area is on the right side of the road immediately before the intersection.

  • 16 parking spaces, moderate use, asphalt surface, stairway to trail above

Bebout Road Handicap-Only Area

Mile 32.9  40° 16.738′ N, 80° 4.168′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 2 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road and turn northeast. Go about .2 miles and look for a small access road on the right (marked with a Montour Trail – Handicap Only Parking sign). Proceed uphill on the access road about 200 yards to trailhead.

  • 3 handicapped parking spaces, light use, asphalt surface

Peterswood Park Pavilion 4   

Mile 32.9  40° 16.397′ N, 80° 04.002′ W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 2 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road and turn south. Go about 0.3 miles and turn left into  Peterswood Park on Meredith Drive. Pavilion 4 is .25 mile ahead on the left. To find the Trail entrance after parking, travel northeast along the paved park road toward the soccer complex, then turn west. The trail entrance is marked with a sign near the middle of the lot on the downhill side.

  • ~ 50 parking spaces (shared with Peterswood Park Pavilion 4), paved asphalt surface, water fountain, picnic shelter, three sets of full bathrooms, within .25 mile south of the trailhead

Peterswood Park Softball Complex  

Mile 33.4  40° 28.3702′ N, 80° 06.162′ ‘W

From US Route 19 about 4.3 miles south of South Hills Village Mall, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 2 miles to the intersection with Bebout Road and turn south. Go about 0.3 miles and turn left into Peterswood Park on Meredith Drive. Travel 0.6 mile past the Soccer Complex to the Softball Complex, parking near the ballpark’s center field. To find the Trail entrance after parking, travel northeast toward the Trail.

  • ~ 50 parking spaces (shared with Peterswood Park Softball Complex), paved asphalt surface, restrooms, picnic shelter, water fountain, within .25 mile south of the trailhead

 

Library, South Park, Gill Hall, Jefferson Hills , Large (Pleasant Hills), Clairton · MP 35.3 46.3

 

Junction with Bethel Branch

Mile 33.8 40° 17.242′ N, 80° 03.385′ W
Bethel Branch runs from Mile 0.0 at Logan Road to Mile 2.8 at Brush Run Road, through forested and residential neighborhoods. There are a number of amenities along the route (portable toilets, water fountains and benches). Bethel’s access areas are detailed near the end of the page, following the mainline trailheads listing.

 

Port Authority Library Station

Mile 36.0  40° 17.223′ N, 80° 01.165′ W
You can take the Pittsburgh light rail system (commonly called “T” for “transit”) to the end of the blue line and get on the Montour Trail; the closest access is .7 mile east off Brownsville Road, a bit far for walkers but perfect for cyclists. The Port Authority allows two bikes per light rail vehicle. While onboard, stow your bike in designated wheelchair spaces, and hold onto it securely while on the T; keep it clear of aisles, doorways and other passengers. Bicycles must be walked at all times when accessing Port Authority T stations.

Stewart Road 

Mile 36.7  40° 17.375′ N, 80° 0.513′ W

From Route 88 in Library, turn east at the traffic light onto Brownsville Road. Travel 0.9 mile to Stewart Road, turn left and go less than 0.1 mile. Turn right into the parking area immediately after crossing a stone bridge.

From Corrigan Drive in South Park, turn south onto Brownsville Road. Travel 1.3 miles to the intersection with Piney Road Fork Road and Brownsville Road Extension (at convenience store). Turn west to stay on Brownsville and go approximately 0.6 mile to Stewart Road. Turn northwest and go less than 0.1 mile, cross the bridge and turn right into the parking area.

  • ~8 parking spaces, asphalt millings surface, portable toilet

Junction with South Park Connector Trail

Mile 36.8  40° 17.361′ N, 80° 00.376′ W
As its name implies, the South Park Connector links to the Montour Trail, connecting these two great  outdoor resources. The 2.4-mile crushed asphalt trail is in a natural wooded setting that features a steel bridge over pristine Sleepy Hollow Run. Hilly park roads complete the route to Corrigan Drive.

 

Brownsville Road Extension

Mile 37.5 40° 17′.225′ N, 79° 59.799′ W

From Corrigan Drive in South Park, take Brownsville Road south about 1.3 miles to the intersection with Piney Fork and Brownsville Extension roads (at convenience store). Go south on Brownsville Extension 0.1 mi to the access area on the right.

From Finleyville, take Route 88 north 0.7 mile to Brownsville Road Extension, then turn north and travel 1.9 mile to the parking area on the left.

From Library on Route 88, at the traffic light, turn east onto Brownsville Road, then travel 1.5 miles to the intersection of Brownsville, Brownsville Extension and Piney Fork roads (at convenience store).  Turn south on Brownsville Extension, then go 0.1 mile to the trailhead on right.

From Piney Fork Road traveling west to the intersection of Brownsville, Brownsville Extension and Piney Fork roads, turn south onto Brownsville  Extension and go 0.1 mile to the parking area on the right.

  • ~10 spaces, asphalt millings surface

Piney Fork Road West 

Mile 37.8 40° 17.230′ N, 79° 59.463′ W

From Route 88 in Library, turn east onto Brownsville Road. Travel 1.5 miles to the intersection of Brownsville, Brownsville Extension and Piney Fork roads (at convenience store). Head east on Piney Fork about .25 mile and turn south into the parking area.

From Route 51 in Large (south of Century III mall), turn west at a traffic light onto Old Clairton Road and then immediately turn left onto Oak Road. Travel 0.7 mile to Peters Creek Road and turn south. Travel 2.6 miles to Gill Hall Road, where Peters Creek becomes Piney Fork Road. Stay straight and travel another 3.0 miles, then turn south onto Brownsvill Road Extension. The parking area is 400 feet ahead on the right.

  • ~10 spaces, asphalt paved surface

Triphammer Road West, Triphammer Road East

 Mile 38.2  West: 40° 16.9300′ N, 79° 59.184′ W
 Mile 38.3  East: 40° 16.908′ N, 79° 59.152′ W

From Finleyville, take Route 88 north 0.7 mile to Brownsville Road Extension, then turn north 1.2 miles to travel to Triphammer Road. Turn east onto Triphammer and go 0.85 mile to the Triphammer west parking area on the left, or 0.9 mile to the Triphammer east parking area on the right.

From Corrigan Drive in South Park, take Brownsville Road south about 1.3 miles to the intersection with Piney Fork Road and Brownsville Road Extension (at convenience store).  Turn east on Piney Fork and go 1.0 mile to Triphammer Road.  Turn northwest and cross the bridge. Go 0.1 mile to the Triphammer east parking area on the left or 0.2 mile to the Triphammer west parking area on the right.

  • west parking area ~6 spaces;  east parking area ~6 spaces, asphalt paved, portable toilet

Gill Hall Road – Dowling Campsite 

From Corrigan Drive in South Park, take Brownsville Road south about 1.3 miles to the intersection with Piney Fork Road and Brownsville Road Extension (at convenience store).  Turn east onto Piney Fork Road and go about 4 miles, and the parking area is just before Gill Hall Road to the west; the Trail is to the east, as is the Dowling Campsite.

From Route 51 traveling north from Elizabeth,  go about a mile north to the Ridge Road cloverleaf. Turn west and follow the ramp 0.2 mile to Ridge Road. Turn west on Ridge Road and go 2.4 miles to Gill Hall Road. Turn north and travel 0.6 mile to the intersection of Gill Hall and Piney Fork/Peters Creek roads. Turn southwest (left) onto Piney Fork /Peters Creek Road. The parking area sits on the west side of Peters Creek; the Trail is to the east, as is the Dowling Campsite.

From Route 51 driving south from Century III Mall, turn west in Large at the light onto Old Clairton Road. Go less than 100 feet and turn left onto Oak Road (not signed). Follow Oak Road and the Montour Trail signs 0.5 mile to 1st Avenue. Turn left (south) and continue 2.5 miles to Gill Hall Road. The parking area sits on the west side of the road; the Trail is to the east, as is the Dowling Campsite.

  • ~20 spaces, gravel surface, portable toilet, campsite; Note: The campground is not for car camping, and persons using it in that manner will be charged with trespassing. 

Route 51 & Peters Creek Road (Park & Ride, Large)

Mile 44.2 40° 17.574′ N, 79° 54.675′ W

From Route 51 near Large (south of Century III Mall), turn east at the traffic light onto Peters Creek Road to enter the Port Authority Park & Ride lot. (There are small signs indicating the Park & Ride lot, and the entrance heading southbound  is marked with small Montour Trail logo and arrow signs.)  Travel 0.1 mile and turn left to enter the parking lot. Park at the far (north) end of the lot; this is the closest parking. To access the Trail, follow the paved road around the east side of the lot and continue 0.3 mile to where the asphalt-paved path branches off the road to the right.

  • 400 spaces, asphalt-paved surface; lot never full

Route 837 & Clairton Municipal Authority Plant (Clairton) 

Mile 46.6 40° 18.192 N, 79° 53.004′ W

From Route 837 (State Street) at the Glassport-Clairton Bridge, drive southeast 0.4 mile and turn south into the Trail parking lot, immediately past Mendelsohn Avenue, at the north edge of the Clairton Municipal Authority Water Pollution Control plant.

From the west end of the Elizabeth Bridge on Route 51, travel northeast on Route 837 (State Street). Go 2.6 miles north to the signed trailhead on the left, immediately before Mendelsohn Avenue and at the north edge of the Clairton Municipal Authority Water Pollution Control plant.

  • ~25 spaces, asphalt-paved surface, portable toilet, water fountain

 

Bethel Park Branch · MP B-0.0 B-3.3

 

BETHEL PARK BRANCH

Montour Trail Mile 33.8 40° 17.242′ N, 80° 03.385′ W
Bethel Park Branch Mile markers run from Mile 0.0 at Logan Road to Mile 2.5 at Brush Run Road, through forested and residential neighborhoods. There are a number of amenities (portable toilets, water fountains and benches) along the route.

 


Irishtown Road

Bethel Branch Mile 0.2 40° 18.945′ N, 80° 2.945 W

From Route 88 in Bethel Park, turn northwest on Logan Road, travel 0.9 mile, then turn left (southwest) on Irishtown Road. The trailhead and parking are on .02 mile on the right.

From Route 88 at the five-way Bethel Park/South Park intersection, turn west onto South Park Road. Travel 1.5 miles to Logan Road and turn south. Travel .6 mile to a stop sign, and make a sharp left to stay on Logan. In 200 feet, turn right onto Irishtown Road. The trailhead and parking are on the right.

From Route 88 in Library, turn northwest onto Clifton Road. Travel 1.0 mile, then bear to the right into Irishtown Road. Travel 1.2 miles to reach the access area on the northwest, opposite the cemetery.

  • 23 parking spaces, moderate use, crushed limestone surface

 

Clifton Road

Bethel Branch Mile 1.0 40° 18.729′ N, 80° 3.879′ W

From US Route 19 in Upper St. Clair, take McMurray Road (Orange Belt), just south of USC High School, heading south. Travel about 1.7 miles to the intersection with Clifton Road (by Al’s Cafe). Turn east, go about 100 yards, then turn left onto the driveway to George Washington Elementary School. The row of parking spaces farthest from the school is available for Trail parking.

From the Orange Belt along McLaughlin Run Road near Bridgeville, travel east. McLaughlin becomes  McMurray Road as it passes under US Route 19. Travel about 1.7 miles to the intersection with Clifton Road (by Al’s Cafe). Turn east, go about 100 yards, then turn left onto the driveway to George Washington Elementary School. The row of parking spaces farthest from the school is available for Trail parking.

  • 11 parking spaces (available only during non-school hours), moderate use, asphalt surface, year-round portable toilet at MP 1.2

Limestone Drive 

Bethel Branch Mile 1.65 40° 18.297′ N, 80° 4.060′ W

From US Route 19 just south of Upper Saint Clair High School, turn onto McMurray Road heading east. Travel about 1.7 miles east to the intersection with Clifton Road. Bear to the west to stay on McMurray. Travel 0.5 mile south, then turn east onto Limestone Drive. Parking is 250 yards farther, on the left.

From US Route 19 in Thomsonville/McMurray, turn east onto Valley Brook Road. Travel about 1.5 miles, then turn northeast onto McMurray Road at the traffic light. Travel another 1.5 miles to the traffic light at Limestone Drive then turn east. Parking is 250 yards ahead on the left.

  • 9 parking spaces, heavy use, crushed limestone surface, water fountain

Brush Run Road 

Bethel Branch Mile 2.8 40° 17.560′ N, 80° 3.520′ W

From US Route 19 just south of Upper Saint Clair High School, get onto McMurray Road going east. Travel about 2.7 miles to Brookwood Road.  Turn east onto Brookwood Road and travel 0.9 miles to Brush Run Road. Turn northeast and travel about 0.3 miles to the trailhead, with parking on both sides of the road.

From Route 88 in Library, turn northwest onto Clifton Road. Go 1.2 miles to Brush Run Road, then turn south. Travel (mostly uphill) on this winding road for about 0.7 miles to Trail access areas and parking on both sides of the road (near big power lines).

  • ~ 60 total parking spaces on both sides of Brush Run road, 1 handicapped parking space, light use, combination asphalt/dirt surfaces, portable toilet

 

Westland Branch: Venice, Westland · MP W-0.0 W-4.1

 

WESTLAND BRANCH

Mile 21.5 40° 19.262′ N, 80° 14.374′ W

The Montour Trail Westland Branch Runs 4.1 miles from the Montour Trail near Southview Road and Route 50 (near Venice) to Westland.

 


Hornhead Road 

Westland Branch Mile 4.0 (no markers) 40°16’46.43″N, 80°16’14.23″W

From the intersection of Route 519 and Hornhead Road in Westland, travel east on Hornhead Road about 1,000 feet. The trailhead is on the right, across the road from the Westland Sportsman’s Club.

  • ~12 parking spaces, moderate use, portable toilet

 

Airport Connector: Enlow, Findlay Township, Moon · MP A-0.0 A-6.3

AIRPORT CONNECTOR

Mile 7.8 40° 27.280’N, 80° 14.020′ W
The Airport Connector is a combination trail/on-road link that runs about 6 relatively flat miles, from Enlow (MP 7.8) to the airport parking lot, making Pittsburgh more accessible to bicycle tourists. The connector is well signed and travels through residential neighborhoods along Enlow Road, Clinton-Enlow Road, McCaslin Road, Clinton Road, airport service roads, and a designated trail. Caution: For much of the route, you share the roadway with car/truck traffic. There are few (if any) amenities along the route. The trailhead terminus abuts the landside-terminal’s moving walkway in the extended-term parking lot. Inside the airport, baggage claim hosts an area where bicyclists can disassemble/reassemble their bikes pre-/post-flight.

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