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Montour trail from the T

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cowchip

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Mar 26 2014 at 5:12am #

Where would you get off the T ?
Library or south hills village
How do you get to the Montour trail from any of the T Stops : > ?


cowchip

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Mar 26 2014 at 5:26am #

1. Head northwest on Mill Grove Rd toward Hathaway Ln
0.5 mi

2. Turn right onto Morrow Rd
0.5 mi

3. Turn right onto McLaughlin Run Rd
0.8 mi

4. Continue onto McMurray Rd
0.4 mi

5. Turn left onto Bethel Church Rd
217 ft

6. Turn right onto Drake Rd
0.5 mi

7. Slight left onto S Park Rd
489 ft

8. Turn right onto Patterson Rd
0.6 mi

9. Turn right onto Logan Rd
194 ft

10. Turn right onto Irishtown Rd
0.1 m

11. Turn right onto Montour Trail
108 ft

12. Turn left to stay on Montour Trail
2.7 mi

13. Continue onto Montour Trail – Arrowhead Trail
2.2 mi

Montour Trail – Arrowhead Trail, McMurray, PA 15317, USA


steevo

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Mar 26 2014 at 7:37am #

It is a traffic nightmare near the village.
If you take the Library or “blue line” (they split at wash junction, some toward village, some toward trax farms..)

If you get off at clifton or library (last stops) you are like 20 feet
from the trail.


Mr. Destructicity

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Mar 26 2014 at 8:49am #

We had a brief discussion about this last year, too.

http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/how-to-get-from-t-near-library-to-the-montour-trail/


Mikhail

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Mar 26 2014 at 10:51am #

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4301004


Mikhail

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Mar 26 2014 at 10:52am #

steevo wrote:It is a traffic nightmare near the village.

This is very true. I live near.


Steven

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Mar 26 2014 at 3:50pm #

The above is for heading west on the trail, toward Coraopolis. If you’re heading east on the trail toward Clairton (where the trail has more on-road sections), just go to Library station and head east on Brownsville to Stewart Road. That section of Brownsville is part of one of the Montour’s current on-road detours, as shown on their web site.


Mikhail

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Mar 26 2014 at 10:04pm #

Steven wrote:If you’re heading east on the trail toward Clairton (where the trail has more on-road sections), just go to Library station and head east on Brownsville to Stewart Road.

I would not even bother to get on the trail. Just stay on Brownsville for 400 yards and it becomes Piney Fork Rd and then it becomes Peters Creek Rd. Piney Fork is pretty low traffic road. WPW South group uses it for rides all the time.


Steven

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Mar 27 2014 at 5:15am #

The trail lets you avoid a hill on Piney Fork Road just east of Triphammer Road, and is also particularly beautiful in that area, running right alongside a stream. So it depends what you prefer.

As an alternative way to get from the T to the trail, you could get off at Lytle Station, ride east down Lytle to Library Road, go one block south on busy Library Road and into South Park, where you can take the bike lane all the way to the new connector to the Montour Trail that begins at Sesqui Drive. (I haven’t ridden that part yet, but I hear it opened last year.) It’s not as direct, and the connector is hillier than the trail proper, but the park’s full of interesting sights.


Steven

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Mar 27 2014 at 5:33am #

And if a bus instead of the T is OK, there are more options to reach the Montour. The newly restored 55 Glassport serves the Clairton end of the trail (and follows the route of the Clairton Connector that links to the GAP). The Y46 Elizabeth crosses the trail at around MP 44. The 29 Robinson goes right by the trail at MP 5.8, and 21 Coraopolis goes a mile from MP 0 (but note that the Coraopolis end of the trail will be closed this summer). You could also take the 29 Robinson, 28X Airport Flyer, or 24 West Park to Robinson Town Centre and ride down Park Manor Blvd to the trail at MP 4, though climbing up there is not so easy.


edmonds59

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Mar 27 2014 at 5:36am #

Steven wrote:You could also take the 29 Robinson, 28X Airport Flyer, or 24 West Park to Robinson Town Centre and ride down Park Manor Blvd to the trail at MP 4, though climbing up there is not so easy.

Although, thanks to the work of ACTA and Ikea, that section of road will be sharrow’ed in the next 2 months! Progress.


cowchip

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Mar 28 2014 at 5:43am #

Thanks Everyone !!
We need a whole page of how do you get there from here .

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