Five Star Trail

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).

The Five Star Trail will be closed from Depot Street to Hillis Street in Youngwood, starting Monday, October 22 for the installation of new sewage line connections being made by the MAWC. Lines will be replaced starting at Depot Street and going south toward Hillis Street for a distance of about 250’.

The contractor expects to complete the project and restore the trail in about two to three weeks if weather conditions permit. We will keep you informed and let you know when the trail reopens.



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 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! 



Thank you to the City of Greensburg for improving the Trail!


A crew from the City of Greensburg Public Works Department paved a section of the Five Star Trail between Shaller's Bakery and Huff Avenue with asphalt in July 2018. This pavement will help prevent trail wash outs from stormwater coming from the adjacent hillside in this area. Many thanks to Tom Bell and his workers for a fine job!


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