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    • Washout workday March 24th 9-12

    • Posted March 18, 2018
    • Continued from our last workday clearing ditches and trees. I am hoping to enough folks attend to split the crew. We will meet at the Marwood Rd Trailhead and make a decision from there. With luck we could be clearing from the power line to Cabot. Tools needed chainsaws, pruners, rakes, shovel, pole saw, gloves,. . . Read More
    • EBike Policy

    • Posted March 18, 2018
    • Use of e-bikes (or electric assist bicycles) on the Butler Freeport Community Trail The Butler Freeport Community Trail Council suggests that Buffalo Township authorize the use of electric assist bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, on the Butler Freeport Community Trail subject to the same rules, regulations, ordinances and laws as apply to bicycles. The Trail Council suggests. . . Read More
    • Series Hike 1

    • Posted March 10, 2018
    • Hi! Our good friend Val has offered to lead a series of group hikes along the trail. Let’s celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 7th with a hike from Laneville to Monroe Rd. (just under four miles one way). This is a series of hikes from Freeport to Butler. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn some. . . Read More
    • Washout workday

    • Posted March 1, 2018
    • The Trail has not wintered well with all the rain and flooding we have gotten. We are holding a workday March 3rd, 8-12 and are meeting at Sheetz Drive, off Bonniebrook Rd, adjacent to Rennick Rd in Jefferson Township. Washout workday-tools needed. Rake, shovel, pruners, chainsaw, gloves, and safety glasses. If you don’t have tools. . . Read More
    • Last Day Hike/Bike

    • Posted December 23, 2017
    • Last Day Hike Bike, a casual walk and ride leaving the Cabot lot at 2 pm. Our walk/ride will head south, if we are lucky we will be able to see icycles along the creek and on the hillsides. They can truly be magnificent. We will be able to see some remnants of thing that. . . 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»