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The Great Allegheny Passage, Five Star Trail, Coal & Coke Trail, and Westmoreland Heritage Trail are maintained, monitored and promoted by volunteers. Most of the volunteers belong to an organized Trail Council or Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation. These trail support groups hold monthly meetings to plan their events and maintenance projects.
Chapters and Meetings
Each Trail Council / Chapter is separate and independent of each other, but are all a part of the Regional Trail Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The RTC is the developer and manager of the Great Allegheny Passage from the Waterfront in Homestead to Connellsville, PA, as well as the Five Star Trail, the Coal & Coke Trail, the Westmoreland Heritage Trail, the Little Crabtree Creek Trail and the Latrobe - St. Vencent Trail.
We have five support groups involved with the Great Allegheny Passage. They are:
Steel Valley Trail Council
P.O. Box 318, Homestead, PA 15120, (724) 405-7882
Serving a portion of the Great Allehgeny Passage in Allegheny County. Meetings are on the third Monday of every month, 6 pm at Homestead Library, First Floor Board Room, 510 East 10th Ave., Munhall. Please use the contact form on our website if you are planning to attend.CONTACT US
Mon/Yough Trail Council
P.O. Box 14, McKeesport, PA 15135
Serving a portion of the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny County. Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month, 7 pm, at the Greenock Fire Hall, 1002 Greenock Buena Vista Road, McKeesport.
Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter
111 Collinsburg Road, (in West Newton Station), West Newton, PA 15089, (724) 872-5586
Serving the Westmoreland County section of the GAP. Meetings on the third Monday of every month 7 pm.
Whitsett-Fayette Yough Trail Chapter
231B Main Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473
Serving the GAP in the northern section of Fayette County.
Yough River Trail Council
P.O. Box 988, Connellsville, PA 15425, (724) 628-6078
Serving the GAP in the southern end of Fayette County.
Other Trails and their support groups:
Coal & Coke Trail Chapter
PO Box 360 Scottdale, PA 15683
The Coal & Coke Trail Chapter has been established as a volunteer chapter to promote and maintain the Coal & Coke Trail, a non-motorized, multi-purpose, recreational trail between Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant.
Meetings held the sedond Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, Scottdale Boro Building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road, Scottdale.
Five Star Trail Chapter
194 Donahoe Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 830-3950
The Five Star Trail in Greensburg, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Hempfield Township, & Youngwood (the five stars) has several very active committees, a busy maintenance schedule and run a very successful Poker Ride the fourth Saturday in July. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at 194 Donahoe Rd.
Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter
RR # 12, Box 203, Greensburg, PA, 15601
RTC's newest trail chapter is working to finish a trail across northern Westmoreland County. Approximately nine miles of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail are completed and open from Saltsburg to Delmont. An additional 5.9 miles from Duff Park in Murrysville to B-Y Park in Trafford are open and ready to use. Meetings are the seond Thursday of each month at various locations.
Annual membership dues to the individual Trail Councils/Chapters can be paid by choosing a chapter from the drop down menu. Please let us know which group you are interested in joining and then click on the Paypal payment button. You can use a credit card for payment. We will then send you the application and information for that chapter.
If you would rather make a donation to the Regional Trail Corporation only, please type in the amount you want to donate and click the Paypal payment button.