Coal & Coke Trail

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Ride or walk through history as you travel the Coal & Coke Trail, linking Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale. Set on scenic old railroad corridors, the Coal & Coke Trail provides outdoor recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bikers, hikers, and cross-country skiers. The trail also provides non-motorized, handicapped accessible transportation for area residents and tourists (view the Regional Trail Corporation Mobility Device Policy).

Along the way, enjoy beautiful natural areas and wildlife while following Jacob’s Creek past old coke ovens. You’ll be following in history’s footsteps as you travel along the same paths as General Braddock, H.C. Frick, Andrew Carnegie, A.C. Cochran, and others.

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Mark your calendars for the annual Coal and Coke Trail Comedy Night! November 2, 2019

The Coal and Coke Trail Chapter is hosting their annual Comedy Night on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Scottdale Fireman’s Club. Tickets are $30 per person and a buffet-style dinner is included with the ticket. All proceeds benefit maintenance and upkeep of the Coal and Coke Trail. The show will feature two professional comedians who have toured the Pittsburgh comedy circuit, raffles, 50/50 drawings, auctions, a cash bar, and more! Doors open at 6:00pm and the show is recommended for ages 21 and up.  Tickets are available at Leo & Sons Grille 31, The Filling Station, Scottdale Distributing, the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation office, or by calling (724) 547-3121 or (724) 887-8072. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now! No tickets are sold at the door. Click here to view the flyer!

About Us

The Coal and Coke 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. By joining the Coal and Coke Trail Chapter as a member, you can help keep our trail beautiful! Download a membership brochure!

The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at The Village Restaurant in Mount Pleasant. Meetings are open to the public and volunteers are needed for various projects throughout the year.

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Willows Park in Mount Pleasant:

From Route 119, take the Mount Pleasant (Route 31) exit. Head east on Route 31 into Mount Pleasant. Go straight past "the Doughboy" monument, down the hill to the next stoplight. Make a right onto Center Avenue, then left in front of the Fire Station, at the sign for Willows Park. Go down the road, then left into the pavilion parking area. The trailhead is across the small bridge.

From the Donegal area:

Come down Route 31 into Mount Pleasant. Go past the railroad tracks and turn left at the next stoplight onto Center Avenue, then same as above.