Five Star Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Greensburg, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail that parallels active rail siding. (6 miles) The Five Star Trail follows active rail siding from Lynch Field in Greensburg to Youngwood. Active siding means that the rail is used for "parking" rail cars. There is no fence separating the trail from the rail so don't stray onto the tracks. There is a bit of a climb up and out of Lynch Field but once up to the grade, it's a typically level crushed limestone surface. Between the Buncher Industrial Park and Youngwood, the trail has a designated bike lane along Avenue A. At Youngwood there are two branches. The main one continues south for another half mile with plans to eventually continue the trail 10 miles to Scottsdale and even further south to Connelsville. The other Youngwood branch is up Sewickley Creek, past a nice marsh and across the campus of Westmoreland County Community College 1.5 miles to Armbrust. The plans are to continue this trail another 5 miles to Mammoth Park.
Good for biking
Very quick, quite boring to say the least.
Nice ride. Trail is in great shape. Busy in evenings. Very easy ride.
Easy but great quick ride in evening
Great beginner trail flat and benches along the way to take a break and there is mile markers
I bike and run on the trail at least 4 times per week. I have never had a problem. It isn't the most scenic but it is convenient for many people and is well used. I feel fortunate to have this trail nearby.