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    • Calling all volunteers

    • Posted September 6, 2017
    • Happy September, Looking for volunteers for October 21st, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm for the 12 th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon. This is our major fundraiser for the year. Profits from the race are used for maintenance, repair, construction and match money for grants. We need your help, to make this years race. . . Read More
    • October 21st volunteers needed

    • Posted September 5, 2017
    • Volunteers wanted for October 21st, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm for the 12 th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon. Please email me at . . Read More

    • Posted August 31, 2017
    • TRAIL PROJECT UPDATE **Effective 8/31/17** The Trail Resurfacing Project is complete. The Land Slide between Monroe Road and Bear Creek Road has been stabilized and rehabilitated. ——————————————————— The Butler Freeport Trail is now “OPEN”for Public use starting Labor Day weekend from Freeport to Butler. ——————————————————— Please use caution between the Monroe Road & Bear Creek Road Section of the Trail. Slight surface problems. . . Read More
    • Trail Update 8-18-17

    • Posted August 18, 2017
    • Long story short…Laneville to Monroe (4 miles) OPEN. Monroe to Bear Creek (1 mile) CLOSED (emergency DEP permit needed for stream stabilization). Bear Creek to Butler (15 miles) OPEN. Suggestion due to limited parking at Bear Creek park at Sarver, bike, walk, run to Bear Creek turn around and head north, this section is beautiful,. . . Read More
    • Update 8-10-17

    • Posted August 12, 2017
    • (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 8/10/17) TRAIL PROJECT UPDATE **Effective 8/10/17** Freeport to Monroe Road “OPEN” ————————————————————– Monroe Road to Bear Creek Road “CLOSED” **UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – DO NOT ENTER** ————————————————————- Bear Creek Road to Butler “OPEN” **USE CAUTION IN AREAS FROM MARWOOD ROAD TO HERMAN ROAD**. . . Read More

Trail Heads

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is about an hour northeast of the City of Pittsburgh. The 21 mile rail-trail on the corridor, open since 1989, is nestled in the scenic wooded valley that follows Little Buffalo Creek to Buffalo Creekand on to the Allegheny River at Freeport. The trail is flat and easy to ride. Heading north from Butler, you’ll be on a slight incline. The trail surface moves from crushed stone to dirt to asphalt. Find A Trail Head»


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The trail offers a safe, quiet, peaceful, green, asphalt-free place for daily walking, jogging, health-enhancing physical activity, and simply strolling. Benches or picnic tables are placed at regular intervals in scenic locations. Restroom facilities are available seasonally from May to October. During weekdays, one will find mothers with young children, groups of retired folks, and local children enjoying the trail. Evenings bring out local families. Read More»