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    • Update 8-10-17

    • Posted August 12, 2017
    • (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 8/10/17) TRAIL PROJECT UPDATE **Effective 8/10/17** Freeport to Monroe Road “OPEN” ————————————————————– Monroe Road to Bear Creek Road “CLOSED” **UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – DO NOT ENTER** ————————————————————- Bear Creek Road to Butler “OPEN” **USE CAUTION IN AREAS FROM MARWOOD ROAD TO HERMAN ROAD**. . . Read More
    • Update 8-9 Trail construction

    • Posted August 10, 2017
    • Update per Supervisors meeting (8-9). Weather permitting construction will be complete by weeks end and the trail will be opened from the parking lot in Sarver to Bear Creek Rd. Bear Creek to Monroe will continue to be closed. A section of trail has collapsed into the Creek. An emergency permit. . . Read More
    • Update resurfacing 8-4

    • Posted August 4, 2017
    • (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 8/4/17) TRAIL PROJECT UPDATE **August 4, 2017** TRAIL OPEN LANEVILLE TO BUTLER 8/5 and 8/6 **USE CAUTION IN AREAS FROM MARWOOD ROAD TO HERMAN ROAD** ———————————————————————————————————— TRAIL “OPEN TEMPORARILY” FOR THE WEEKEND ONLY – FROM BEAR CREEK ROAD TO SARVER ROAD **SOME PORTIONS HAVE NOT. . . Read More
    • Update August 1st

    • Posted August 1, 2017
    • (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 7/31/17) TRAIL PROJECT UPDATE **July 31, 2017** LANEVILLE TO MONROE ROAD IS NOW OPEN JC LEE CREWS INSTALLING FENCE & REPAIRING STORM DAMANGED AREAS – WATCH FOR SMALL CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES ON THIS SECTION ————————————————————– MONROE ROAD TO SARVER ROAD CLOSED DO NOT ENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION: GRADING,. . . Read More
    • Update July 29th

    • Posted July 29, 2017
    • (per Brad Jeannerat with JC Lee Construction/John Haven, Chairman of the Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors as of 7/28/17) TRAIL OPEN (EFFECTIVE JULY 28TH, 2017) LANEVILLE TO MONROE ROAD TRAIL CLOSED MONROE ROAD TO BEAR CREEK ROAD FOR CONSTRUCTION DO NOT ENTER NOTICE: “HEADS UP” (STARTING MONDAY, JULY 31st, 2017) CLOSURE OF TRAIL FROM MONROE ROAD TO SARVER ROAD DO NOT ENTER ALSO, CLEAN UP &. . . 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»