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    • Effective March 27, 2020

    • Posted March 29, 2020
    • Under the order, residents may leave their residents only for the following reasons: “Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running (if they maintain social distancing)”.  I have always been proud that this Facebook page, everyone has always been respectful of each others opinion. This is not the place to argue, this is the. . . Read More
    • No horses allowed on the trail surface and until further notice no horses allowed on the side of the trail.

    • Posted March 29, 2020
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    • Trail condition update 10-16-19

    • Posted October 16, 2019
    • Finally, the trail is repaired from the May rains (except small issue between Jones and Keasey) . A big thank you to the volunteers who were literally in the trenches. . . . Read More
    • Trail condition update 9-29-19

    • Posted September 29, 2019
    • Updated trail conditions…heading north from Laneville. Laneville to Monroe-all clear; Monroe to Sarver-some work has started and more will continue this week; Sarver to Cabot-all clear. Trail is passable, north and south of Bear Creek a short distance, you can dismount to get through. This is a major washout but from a distance perspective is only. . . Read More
    • Washout workday September 28- please use caution

    • Posted September 28, 2019
    • We are working from Buffalo sewage plant (south of Monroe Rd) to Laneville. Please dismount your bike while passing a machine and be sure the operator sees you. Working from 8:30-12. Thank you!. . . 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»

Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. Learn More»

News & Events

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»