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Five Star Trail
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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. 


A Big THANK YOU to our
Trail Volunteers!

Volunteer Projects Include:

  • Volunteers painted the Bike lane signs on the stretch of trail between Depot street and Trolley Line. They also stained the covered table at Trolley Line and the fence at Willow Crossing on April 14, 2013.
  • Westmoreland Christian Academy organized a clean-up on the Trail on April 19, 2013.
  • Eagle Scout August Pappas and his team stained the E. Pittsburgh St. bridge and two other bridges between Fairview and Willow Crossing in June 2013.
  • Volunteers planted flowers and maintained flower beds in the summer of 2013.

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.

About Us

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 6:30pm 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.

The Five Star Trail Poker Run

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, July 19, 2014. The Poker Run is a 12-mile bike ride or a 4-mile walk benefiting the Five Star Trail. Download the registration brochure here, or visit our event page for more details!  

Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scout August Pappas' project included staining the three bridges along the Five Star Trail. He completed this project in June 2013. The trail looks great and thank you, August! Check out some photos of August in action!
  • Eagle Scout project

    Eagle Scout project

    Eagle Scout project