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    • 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
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    • Posted September 20, 2020
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    • Caboose is moving in-Center & Helmbold parking lot closed

    • Posted September 11, 2020
    • On Friday, September 11th, this lot will be closed. Please us the Marwood Rd or Winfield Rd lots. The caboose will be moving into its new home. Lot will be back open for riders/walkers on Saturday. . . . Read More
    • Parking lot closed 9/5

    • Posted September 1, 2020
    • North parking lot in Laneville will be closed Saturday (9/5). Additional parking at the south lot, street parking in Freeport and the Park n Ride. Trail will open through the lot, just no parking.. . . Read More
    • Trail closure 6/12 please read

    • Posted June 10, 2020
    • Hi allThe trail between Saver Road and Winfield Road will be closed Friday, June 12th from 11-6.  Police will be turning you around.  Vice President Pence is visiting Oberg Industries.Might be a good opportunity to visit a different section of the trail.. . . 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»