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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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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From Route 119:

Take the Mount Pleasant exit and travel east on Route 31 into Mount Pleasant. Go straight past "the Doughboy" monument down the hill.  After the next stoplight, turn right into American Architectural Salvage.  Trailhead parking is on the left.

From the Donegal area:

Come down Route 31 west into Mount Pleasant. Directly after the railroad tracks, turn left into American Architectural Salvage.  Trailhead parking is on the left.