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    • Construction update 6-15-17

    • Posted June 15, 2017
    • Trail is open. JC Lee is done resurfacing from Herman to Marwood, they still have to re-installing the gate and go through final inspection next Friday. Please do not use Sheetz Dr Trailhead as the still need to hauling equipment and material out. moving in to Laneville Monday. Starting then and. . . Read More
    • Update 6-11-17

    • Posted June 11, 2017
    • TRAIL CLOSURE. Sheetz Drive to Marwood Road will be closed Monday-Thursday during the day this week. Please respect the closure, the contractor can work much more effectively without worring about walkers and bikers. Short term pain, long term gain. Enjoy. . . Read More
    • Update 6-5 Resurfacing project

    • Posted June 5, 2017
    • *IMPORTANT NOTICE* “Tentative” Butler-Freeport Trail Repaving Schedule (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction as of 6/2/17) JC Lee Construction will be closing the Butler-Freeport Trail from Sheetz Drive to Marwood Road on Monday, June 5th, 2017 – Friday, June 9th, 2017 (weather permitting) for the trail repaving project. The “TRAIL CLOSED” signs will be posted at Sheetz Drive, Great. . . Read More
    • Update on construction end of day June 2nd

    • Posted June 2, 2017
    • Trail is open but please be mindful when riding on the new surface. Monday, June 5th trail will be closed from Sheetz to Great Belt, parking areas will both be closed as well. Enjoy.. . . Read More
    • Trail closure update 5/31 @ 8:30 pm

    • Posted May 31, 2017
    • UPDATE- as of this evening (5/31 @ 8:30 pm) JC Lee has surfaced about 1/4 mile. Trail closed from Dittmer Rd to Great Belt tomorrow. Should be open for Friday and the weekend. Keep you all posted. Short term pain for long term gain. Looks awesome…. . . 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»

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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»