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    • Washout workday Part I

    • Posted July 11, 2019
    • It hasn’t quit raining…looks like if we wait for it to repairs may never happen. Tools needed: rakes, shovels, gloves, pruners, chainsaws, post hole digger, digging bar & water. Trail volunteer shirts for those that attend. Depending on how many attend, we may also install the Cabot sign and gates. . . . Read More
    • Please read weather related trail damage report. Trail is OPEN, use caution.

    • Posted May 29, 2019
    • Thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know the condition of the trail after all of the rain we had on Tuesday. I went for a ride (25 miles) after work and the conditions are as follows: **Butler to Brinker Road-unknown **Brinker to Cabot-very minor washouts, a few soft spots, Great Belt south flooded. . . Read More
    • Update 10-11-18

    • Posted October 11, 2018
    • TRAIL IS OPEN BETWEEN BEAR CREEK AND MONROE. Surface is soft due to completely rebuilding 100’ of Trail. Use caution. Thank you for,your patience. . . Read More
    • Update

    • Posted October 5, 2018
    • Closure between Bear Creek and Monroe is still in effect. No safe bike/ped detour. Please do not enter the closed area, safer for you and the contractor. Trail should be open early next week.. . . Read More
    • Monroe to Bear Creek closed

    • Posted September 29, 2018
    • It is unfortunate but necessary Monroe Rd to Bear Creek is closed. The work is in a very narrow corridor, with equipment trucks backing up it is safer for all to close it completely. Sorry for an inconvenience but all this rain has not been kind to many trails including this one.. . . 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»