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    • Trail Rules

    • Posted November 4, 2022
    • As a walker or jogger, have you ever been frightened or startled by a bicyclist on the trail? As a bicyclist, have you ever worried about what that trail user up ahead is going to do or if there will be space on the trail for you to get by? Every one can better enjoy. . . Read More
    • Trail conditions

    • Posted July 3, 2021
    • Trail conditions are great this year. No closures, washouts or construction. Stop and visit our new neighbors at the Buffalo Creek Nature Park (Audubon Society of Western PA) at the Monroe Rd Trailhead (154 Monroe Rd, Sarver). Plenty of parking, restrooms, water (water bottle filler), snack and of course, ice cream from Emmerling’s.. . . Read More
    • Welcome

    • Posted June 27, 2021
    • To Butler Freeport Community Trail. We are a 21-mile rail trail in Western PA. The trail is fully open and in great riding/walking condition. We are extremely happy to welcome our neighbors from the Audubon Society. They just opened the Buffalo Creek Nature Park, trailside at the Monroe Road. Hours. . . Read More

    • Posted May 4, 2021
    • The second bridge north of Marwood Rd is closed May 4th and May 5th for repairs. Please do not cross. Also, Marwood parking lot/trail is closed. Slight detour to the lane between the trail and Freehling Lumber.. . . Read More
    • Trail map

    • Posted September 20, 2020
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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»