Five Star Trail
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.
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 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.
- Download the Five Star Trail Membership Brochure and Trail Map
- Check out the latest Five Star Trail newsletter!