Five Star Trail
The Five Star Trail is a rail with trail that stretches from Lynch Field in Greensburg to Youngwood and is located along the Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad corridor. At Hillis Street in Youngwood, the trail branches off eastward to connect with the Westmoreland County Community College and continue to Armbrust.
The trail’s flat surface is ideal for walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing. It is handicapped accessible and accommodates everyone regardless of age or physical ability (view the Regional Trail Corporation Mobility Device Policy).
The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is a partner in this project along with the municipalities of Greensburg, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Youngwood, and Hempfield.
The Five Star Trail Chapter is a volunteer organization and is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit entity which promotes the conversion of right of ways into trails within Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette Counties.
The Five Star Trail Board Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month (no meeting February and November) at the Westmoreland County Department of Public Works Building located on 194 Donohoe Road in Greensburg.
Support the Five Star Trail! The Five Star Trail may be designated as your United Way Contributor Choice as option #1327675.
- Download the Five Star Trail Membership Brochure and Trail Map
- Five Star Trail Hat Order Form
- Check out the latest Five Star Trail newsletter!
The Five Star can be accessed via Route 119 between Greensburg and Youngwood. Access points are located off Route 119 beginning in Greensburg at Lynch Field, and continuing south to Huff Avenue, Willow Crossing Road, Trolley Line Avenue (Buncher Commerce Park), and finally Depot Street in Youngwood. At the Westmoreland County Community College, the trailhead is located on College Avenue across from the baseball field.
Want to help the trail and have some fun at the same time? Come to our annual fundraising event, The Five Star Trail Poker Run on Saturday, held on a Saturday in July. The Poker Run is a 12-mile bike ride or a 4-mile walk benefiting the Five Star Trail. Visit our event page for more details!
The Five Star Trail Poker Run
Hempfield Township paves the Five Star Trail near WCCC
Hempfield Twp. Public Works paved about 1,000’ of the trail around WCCC, from the road at the ball field across the causeway to the road at Powerex. About 80’ from the road at the ball field toward Buncher swamp and another 230 feet coming out of Buncher swamp toward the WCCC campus were also paved.