Montour Trail-Coraopolis to Beaver Grade is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Coraopolis, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Crushed limestone rail-trail. This section of the Montour Trail is Mile Zero for what will ultimately extend 47 miles Southeast to Clairton. From Montour Road it travels South past the Forest Grove shooting ranges and the Santucci Conservation Area. The profile makes it look more difficult than it really is as, like most rail-trails, it is fairly flat. The trail runs right along side Mountour Run and crosses it three times on bridges. When it's been raining, the run will be muddy, high and fast. The surcace is crushed limestone and in only a few places has the fine surface been eroded away to reveal some of the larger grains below. However, there is no roughness of any significance.
Well maintained. Close by with many access points.
We couldn't find the part in the picture, and we're really disappointed. What we found was only a bike trail and we were expecting a creek to play in.
Another beautiful day on the trail. Interesting to see what a difference there is in the kinds of wildflowers blooming from one week to the next.
Lots of butterflies and many different wildflowers. I'm going to need to research to find out what kind of flowers they were!