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  • Recent News

    • 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
    • Be neighborly

    • Posted April 19, 2018
    • As a reminder, the Trail corridor is average 60’ wide. If you are more than 30’ from center you are trespassing on private property. This includes creek access, (for fishing or playing in the water, people and dogs) unless you are close to a bridge, again you are trespassing. There are a couple of landowners that own. . . Read More
    • UPDATE ON SERIES HIKE 1, April 7th

    • Posted March 28, 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

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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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»