OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

“Joining communities through fitness, recreation, heritage and transportation networks”

Montour Trail — North Fayette Township, PA to McDonald, PA

Montour Trail 27 or 35-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

Join the Ohio River Trail Council Cycling Club as we visit the Montour Trail.  We begin at the Casteel Drive Trailhead near the Pit Stop Airport Valet Parking and ride 13.5-miles to the McDonald Trestle for a roundtrip of 27-miles.  Optional 35-mile trip rides to Gilmore Junction or Galati Road before returning.

Do not forget your camera!

Trailhead

Casteel Drive Trailhead - 1000 Casteel Drive, North Fayette Township, PA 15108
 
 
GPS: 40.457281, -80.184136

Elevation (13.5-miles)

Features and Points of Interest:

The Montour Trail is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail-trail that will ultimately extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton, PA. The trail connects to the Great Allegheny Passage. The Great Allegheny Passage is presently the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River and the crown jewel of the Mid-Atlantic Rail Trails. The GAP spans two states in its 150-mile course along scenic rivers and across mountain passes. The greenway connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland to create a 334.5-mile route between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.  The Montour Branch links McKeesport to the Pittsburgh International Airport and Coraopolis, Pa.

The proposed Ohio River Trail beginning at Coraopolis links the Montour Trail to the 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio forming approximately a 500-mile contiguous trail from the Great Lakes Region to our nation’s capitol!

Social

Following the ride, join us for a social gathering and dinner will be held at a local establishment. 

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