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+ 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
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MCP WETLANDS
There is a great brand new website at pondwatcher.weebly.com
about the wildlife at the MCP wetlands,
with photos, sound clips, videos, quizzes, chat,
and a link to the live wetlands webcam!


Pondwatcher Website
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The May 2016 Murrysville Trail News has been issued.
Check it out for information about outdoor activities
and the latest news about the Turtle Creek Rail-Trail.
For a free subscription, email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org.

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WANTED !
Are you interesed in trails and the outdoors?
Are you familiar with Wordpress,
and would like to help the MTA update its website?
If so, you are just the person we seek!
Compensation will be the gratitude of trail enthusiasts
and the knowledge that you have helped a great cause.
Please email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org or call (724) 325-4026.

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Join us for an MTA meeting!  To learn about our next meeting
please email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org.

Link to MTA Facebook page
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 595 "Likes"!  We love our MTA FB friends!


Hikes and Events


MTA Hikes for 2016

Saturday 5/14/16   9 AM   Wildflower Hike   Duff Park Pavilion
Saturday 6/25/16   9 AM   PV Park Hike   PV Parking Lot
Saturday 7/9/16   9 AM  Wetlands Walking Tour   MCP Wetlands
Sat. 9/10/16   9 AM   Cross-Murrysville Hike   Townsend Lower Pavilion

Please come to as many as you like! Just bring water, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes or boots. Any last minute postponements or cancellations for weather will be shown on the Murrysville Trail Alliance Facebook page.


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

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

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 www.botanicalwestmoreland.org/fieldTrips.html.

The Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts many events and field trips throughout western Pennsylvania, as shown at www.botsocwpa.org/calendar.php.

The Sierra Club Allegheny Group lists several hikes in southwestern PA on an "Upcoming Events" calendar at alleghenysc.org/?cat=13&ec3_after=today.

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

The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh lists backpacking, cycling, and other outdoor activities in southwestern PA at www.pittecp.org/calendar.

Venture Outdoors hosts many southwestern PA outdoor events and activities, shown at www.ventureoutdoors.org.

Keystone Trails Association provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout PA at www.kta-hike.org.

American Trails provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout the U.S., including in Pennsylvania, at americantrails.org.
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Thank you Susan Karas for organizing our hikes,
and thanks as well to everyone
who helps out or joins us!

Duff Park hike November 2014

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Check out the second Rough Diamond video at
http://vimeo.com/109631612
!
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
.

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The Murrysville Trail Alliance (MTA) works to expand
opportunities for trail-based recreation in and around Murrysville.


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