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    • IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

    • Posted July 11, 2017
    • *IMPORTANT NOTICE* “Tentative” Butler-Freeport Trail “RESURFACING” Schedule (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 7/7/17) **The Butler-Freeport Trail is “COMPLETELY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC” between Laneville in Freeport to the MABT Sewage Plant – WEEKENDS INCLUDED** JC Lee Construction will be working Monday, 7/10/17 in section 1, which. . . Read More
    • Update on Trail resurfacing

    • Posted July 7, 2017
    • “Tentative” Butler-Freeport Trail “RESURFACING” Schedule (Per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 6/29/17) JC Lee Construction will be working Wednesday, 7/5/17 in section 1, which is the Laneville area in Freeport. At that time, the Butler-Freeport Trail will be “COMPLETELY CLOSED” TO THE PUBLIC from Laneville. . . Read More
    • Update June 23 Trail Resurfacing

    • Posted June 23, 2017
    • *IMPORTANT NOTICE* “Tentative” Butler-Freeport Trail “RESURFACING” Schedule (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/Ken Howard with Bankson Engineers as of 6/23/17) *The Butler-Freeport Trail will be “OPEN” Friday, 6/23/17 through Monday, 6/26/17* JC Lee Construction will be working in the area of the Derailleur Bike Shop on Tuesday, 6/27/17 to finish up rolling/fine tuning and reinstalling. . . Read More
    • 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

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»