Attention Cyclists and Walkers:
Please obey all traffic signs when crossing roadways. Stop signs are not optional, and bicyclists must obey all signals on the Trail.
According to state law, while motorists must yield to cyclists or pedestrians who are already in the crosswalk, those cyclists and pedestrians are required to yield the right-of-way “to all intersecting traffic that may be close enough to constitute a hazard during the time when you are moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.”
The Municipality of Murrysville will be issuing citations to bicyclists not stopping at stop signs; please exercise caution when crossing all roadway intersections along the Trail.
(This announcement comes from the Westmoreland Parks and Recreation Department).
*Please refer to our Trail Rules under the “Resources” tab for any questions about trail etiquette.*
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!
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 9.3 miles from Export 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, Export, 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.