ATTENTION: The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is officially closed from Saunders Station Road in Monroeville to Forbes Road in Trafford. We have heavy washouts once again in the large bend of Turtle Creek, in the same place they were in the spring. We lost about 1500 feet of surface and some base. In 3-4 locations there are large holes in the trail that are about 2’ deep. It is washed down into the original base material and beyond. The trail is posted “Trail Closed “ at both Saunders Station and Trafford Road. The trail closed signs will remain up until the trail is repaired.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported the First Annual Rubber Duck Race Fundraiser on April 7! The first ever event was a great success, and everyone that came out to watch the ducks race had a blast! We couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone involved, including our many sponsors, donors, and volunteers.
Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Comedy Night! The fundraiser was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without your generous support! A special shout-out to all the volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who helped make this the most successful Comedy Night so far!
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 2017 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.