The new Westmoreland Heritage Trail section from Murrysville to Export is NOT OPEN! Construction is underway and that part of the trail is not safe to use. If you are using that part of the trail, you are holding up construction progress and could further delay the opening date. Please obey all signage and be safe!
Also, if you are using the WHT from Murrysville to Trafford, please park in designated trail parking areas (Roberts Trail Access/Duff Park in Murrysville, Saunders Station Area in Monroeville, and BY Park in Trafford). DO NOT PARK in parking lots owned by private businesses!
We know everyone is excited to use the new trail, but please do not use the section from Murrysville to Export – it is still under construction! If you have any questions, please contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950. Thank you for your cooperation!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners from the Trail Towns Event which were drawn at the June monthly trail meeting: Tina Devlin, Vicky Wynn, David Deer, LeAnn Gerkin, Amy Keim, and Steve Appleby! (To claim your prize, please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our 6th Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser was another fantastic success! A big WHT thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees! Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Welcome to the official site for the Westmoreland Heritage Trail!
Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Take a look at our Major 2018 Accomplishments. We couldn’t have achieved any of these if it wasn’t for our Chapter Members and Trail Enthusiasts. Thank you for a fantastic year!
Check it out! The Murrysville Trail Alliance releases a free newsletter three times a year that focuses on compiling useful information about enjoying the outdoors in and around Murrysville. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is featured prominently in their January 2018 issue. (To subscribe to the newsletter, email MTAnews@murrysvilletrails.org)
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is a scenic bicycle and walking trail covering 8.5 miles from Saltsburg to Delmont and 5.9 miles from Murrysville to Trafford. Future expansion is in progress to connect the two sections to complete the goal of a 22 mile long trail from Saltsburg to Trafford and extend four miles to connect to the Great Allegheny Passage. The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. It has a wide and flat handicapped accessible surface and will accommodate everyone regardless of age or physical ability. There are a few parks located just off the trail along the sections, including Duff Park behind the Robert’s Parcel trailhead, BY Park near the Trafford trailhead, and Saltsburg Park near the Saltsburg trailhead. The Heritage corridor includes historic community centers in Saltsburg, Slickville, Export, South Murrysville, and Trafford, which grew from local industries in salt mining, coal mining, natural gas extraction, and the manufacture of electrical generation equipment.
Who Is the WHTC?
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter (WHTC) is a volunteer organization associated with the Regional Trail Corporation.
The Regional Trail Corporation is a non-profit entity within Westmoreland, Fayette, and Allegheny Counties, which promotes the conversion of abandoned railroad corridors to recreational trails.
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is led by a seventeen member board of volunteers, including government officials and community members from the municipalities through which the trail passes: Loyalhanna Township, Salem Township, Delmont, Murrysville, Penn Township, Monroeville, and Trafford Boroughs. The board has representatives from Westmoreland County, Westmoreland Conservation District, and the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. We are a growing organization of people like you. We are working to build the trail across northern Westmoreland County as well as assisting other organizations to preserve the historic and community resources along the trail corridor.