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Murrysville Parks
+ Park/Reserve Summary
+ Bear Hollow Park
+ Bear Hollow Trail
+ Duff Park
+ Kellman/Skena Reserves
+ M. C. P.
+ Pleasant Valley
+ Townsend

Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves
+ Caywood Reserve
+ Flinn Reserve
+ King Reserve
+ McGinnis Reserve
+ Potter's Corner
+ Tomer Reserve
+ Walter Reserve

Cross-Murrysville Routes

Turtle Creek Rail Trail Project

Trails Beyond Murrysville

Outdoors Related Sites

The Murrysville Trail Alliance

Celebrating Outdoor Murrysville

Thank you to everyone who participated
in the 2015 March for Parks!
Your help is bringing the Turtle Creek Rail-Trail
closer to reality. Bravo!

The April 2015 Murrysville Trail News is available!
If you would like to receive notice of future newsletters by email,
please ask to be added to our mailing list.
Previous newsletters may be accessed via the Archives page.


Check out the new Rough Diamond video at
Thank you David Conrad for this great video
to support trail groups' efforts to build connections
from Pittsburgh to Saltsburg!

Rough Diamond 2

More about the Rough Diamond Trail Project
in a 1/29/14 WTAE interview and the first
Rough Diamond Trail Project video


The Murrysville Trail Alliance (MTA) works to expand
opportunities for trail-based recreation in and around Murrysville.
Please explore our site to learn about trails and the MTA's activities.

Throughout 2014 MTA meetings will be held at 7 pm
on the second Wednesday of each month.
If you like, please join us for a meeting or activity!

Link to MTA Facebook page
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 320 "Likes"! We love our MTA FB friends!

Hikes and Events

Thank you Susan Karas for organizing a great year
of 2014 MTA hikes, and thanks as well to everyone
who helped out or joined us!

Duff Park hike November 2014

A Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group hosts several hikes in our area, including hikes in Duff Park. Join the Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group at to obtain current information about their hikes.

Westmoreland Conservancy hikes and excursions are listed at the Conservancy website, for which the home page is

Friends of Murrysville Parks (FOMP) hosts several nature walks in Murrysville parks.

The Botanical Society of Westmoreland County hosts many events and field trips throughout Westmoreland County, as shown at

The Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts many events and field trips throughout western Pennsylvania, as shown at

The Sierra Club Allegheny Group lists several hikes in southwestern PA on an "Upcoming Events" calendar at

The Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club lists several map-based land navigation orienteering events and provides much information about orienteering at

The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh lists backpacking, cycling, and other outdoor activities in southwestern PA at

Venture Outdoors hosts many southwestern PA outdoor events and activities, shown at

Keystone Trails Association provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout PA at

American Trails provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout the U.S., including in Pennsylvania, at

Trail Books

A wealth of information about regional trails
is available through the Murrysville Community Library,
either from the Library's own collection or
from other libraries in Westmoreland County via
the Polaris system. Books in the Library's collection are
shown under "Other Reference Material" on our Archives page.

In addition, the MTA maintains a "Wish List" to expand the
Library's collection of trail books; please let us know
if you would like to recommend a trail book
(if regional, addressing southwestern PA)
or sponsor donation of a book.


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