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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. 


Save the date!
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail and the Five Star Trail chapters will be hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Delmont VFD Hall. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and a show featuring two professional comedians. Please call 724-830-3950 for tickets (available January 2017). 

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A Big THANK YOU to our
Trail Volunteers!

Volunteer Projects Include:

  • Eagle Scout James Weaver and his team replaced gates and constructed a planter along the trail in July and August 2014.
  • Volunteers planted flowers and maintained flower beds in the summer of 2014.

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.


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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, 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!  

Hempfield Township paves the Five Star Trail near WCCC
Hempfield Twp. Public Works paved about 1,000’ of the trail around WCCC. We decided to pave the whole piece from the road at the ball field across the causeway to the road at Powerex. We also paved 80’ from the road at the ball field toward Buncher swamp and another 230 feet coming out of Buncher swamp toward the WCCC campus. These were the areas that were constantly washing with about every rain so it should help us tremendously to reduce maintenance.
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