Five Star Trail

UPDATE 7/30/2020, 1:00 p.m.: The Hillis St.-Fairview Ave. section of the Five Star Trail will reopen from July 30 - August 3, but will close again August 4-5. The trail may be randomly closed from Fairview Ave. to Shady Lane through the month of August. Contractors will be replacing the rail line that runs along the trail. We encourage trail users to please use the Greensburg end of the trail at Lynch Field, or the section from Depot Street in Youngwood to WCCC to continue to Armbrust. This closure is subject to change based on the contractor’s work schedule. Signage will be posted. Thank you for your patience!

Trail users in Youngwood may have noticed the construction related signs along the trail between Depot and East Hillis Streets. The bridge on East Hillis Street is being replaced this summer, and the road was to have closed by now but there were delays in the start of construction; the closure is now expected this week. 

There will be no 5 Star Trail access between the trail and East Hillis Street during the project, not even to go across track toward 3rd Street. 

Trail users can be on the trail up to the point of the closure, but turning around is the only option. 

As always, crossing or occupying the track of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad is strictly prohibited at all locations along the trail except for marked crossings. 

Bridge projects like this typically take at least 4 months. We will update on any information that we get regarding the project.



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 (view the Regional Trail Corporation Mobility Device Policy).

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 6:30 pm 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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Directions

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.


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, 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! 


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