Become a Member / Donate

 

  • Recent News

    • Important update 5/27/17 on trail resurfacing

    • Posted May 27, 2017
    • Stealing Dee’s post again. Between her and I we will keep you updated. It was also indicated at the Supervisor meeting that John Haven would be contacting the contractor and have him call me with how they are staging each section they are working on. I have yet to hear from either of them. . . . Read More
    • IMPORTANT TRAIL CONSTRUCTION PLEASE READ

    • Posted May 21, 2017
    • Happy Spring everyone, I hope you have been out enjoying the trail and all the Spring wildflowers. As many of you know Buffalo Township received two TAP grants from Penn Dot for resurfacing (with crushed limestone) about 10 miles of the trail. The project is slated to start tomorrow, 5/22. Attached is the construction schedule.. . . Read More
    • 11th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon

    • Posted October 12, 2016
    • More details: http://www.butlerfreeporttrail.org/buffalo-creek-half/ All New Start – Cabot Methodist Church 707 Winfield Rd, Cabot, PA 16023 Finish- 2nd Street, Ext, Freeport, PA 16229  . . . Read More
    • Fellowship Crossing is OPEN-enjoy

    • Posted September 24, 2015
    • . . . Read More
    • Ron Bennett, First President of the BFCTC, presented this speech at the First Annual Dinner April 10, 2011

    • Posted September 2, 2015
    • I was honored when asked to spend a few moments to talk about our trail. When my friend and tireless trail volunteer – Art Borland, asked me to talk about the trail, I asked him how long I needed to speak.  He said about 20 minutes or so.  My problem now is how do you. . . 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»

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»