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    • Be neighborly

    • Posted April 19, 2018
    • As a reminder, the Trail corridor is average 60’ wide. If you are more than 30’ from center you are trespassing on private property. This includes creek access, (for fishing or playing in the water, people and dogs) unless you are close to a bridge, again you are trespassing. There are a couple of landowners that own. . . Read More
    • UPDATE ON SERIES HIKE 1, April 7th

    • Posted March 28, 2018
    • Hi! Our good friend Val has offered to lead a series of group hikes along the trail. Let’s celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 7th with a hike from Laneville to Monroe Rd. (just under four miles one way). This is a series of hikes from Freeport to Butler. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn some. . . Read More
    • Washout workday March 24th 9-12

    • Posted March 18, 2018
    • Continued from our last workday clearing ditches and trees. I am hoping to enough folks attend to split the crew. We will meet at the Marwood Rd Trailhead and make a decision from there. With luck we could be clearing from the power line to Cabot. Tools needed chainsaws, pruners, rakes, shovel, pole saw, gloves,. . . Read More
    • EBike Policy

    • Posted March 18, 2018
    • Use of e-bikes (or electric assist bicycles) on the Butler Freeport Community Trail The Butler Freeport Community Trail Council suggests that Buffalo Township authorize the use of electric assist bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, on the Butler Freeport Community Trail subject to the same rules, regulations, ordinances and laws as apply to bicycles. The Trail Council suggests. . . Read More
    • Series Hike 1

    • Posted March 10, 2018
    • Hi! Our good friend Val has offered to lead a series of group hikes along the trail. Let’s celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 7th with a hike from Laneville to Monroe Rd. (just under four miles one way). This is a series of hikes from Freeport to Butler. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn some. . . 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»