Credit: David Oyler
The Montour Trail is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail trail just outside of Pittsburgh that will eventually extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Caraopolis to Clairton. The Montour Trail connects to the Great Allegheny Passage which runs 330 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. The trail is paved with a smooth surface of crushed limestone making it ideal for all forms on non-motorized use such as biking, walking, running and cross-country skiing. In certain sections of the trail, horseback riding is also permitted. The trail is maintained by an extensive network of volunteers, the Montour Trail Council, as a non-profit organization.