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The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is one of the newest chapters of the Regional Trail Corporation.  The trail chapter’s long term goal is acquire and construct a twenty mile hiking and bicycling trail from Saltsburg to Trafford.  Approximately nine miles of trail are completed and open from Saltsburg to Delmont.

Phase III Groundbreaking Ceremony
You're invited to a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase III of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail! Phase III will extend 5.9 miles from Robert's Parcel in Murrysville to Trafford, near B-Y Park. Click here for the Groundbreaking invitation!

The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.  The trail has a wide, flat handicapped accessible surface and will accommodate everyone regardless of age or physical ability.


The heritage of the corridor includes numerous coal mining, salt mining, gas and oil well sites. At the western end in Trafford, founded by George Westinghouse, is the site of his second plant.

Stream bank stabilization project by Westmoreland Conservation District
These photos are of the stream bank stabilization project along Turtle Creek just completed by the Westmoreland Conservation District. It is along the newly purchased Turtle Creek Extension of the WHT between Meadowbrook Road in Murrysville and the PA Turnpike in Monroeville.

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About Us

The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is a volunteer organization and is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit entity which promotes the conversion of railroad right-of-ways into trails within Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette Counties.  By becoming a member of the chapter, you can help us make this trail a reality!

If you're interested in purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one, or if you'd like to advertise on a mile post along the trail, please click on the links below for an application:
Spring on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail
Photo Credit: John Sopko 

For driving directions and further information, please download the membership brochure via the link below.