Five Star Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greensburg, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 249 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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nature trips

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bird watching

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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.

25 days ago

I have biked and walked here all my life. I wouldn't recommend walking or running alone without pepper spray as sometimes there are interesting characters hanging out around the tracks. Stop at Nature's Way, the health food store, on your way through!

running
2 months ago

I like this trail for easy runs. There can be some sketchy people hanging out on the benches from time to time.

road biking
rocky
washed out
8 months ago

For the most part good trail little washout little rocky

hiking
9 months ago

Highly recommend this trail

running
10 months ago

More like 3 star trail. Parts of the trail near Lynch Field are very uneven. Always see some weird people on the trail up-to who knows what. Otherwise, not a bad trail.

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

On a misty day rather pretty in terms of vegetation and running water. Wouldn't recommend walking/running alone. Good place to get in a quick walk.

Fri Dec 28 2018

Just another rail to trail and gets pretty industrial.

Thu Oct 04 2018

Great for kids.

Sun Sep 16 2018

Well I didn’t really like the transition from pavement to soft pack part of the trail was closed due to wash outs

running
Sun Sep 02 2018

Not a fan of the multiple surface types.

Sun Jul 08 2018

Fun family trail!

Thu May 24 2018

Good, long, flat trail. love that it is along a working rail. scenery near Westmoreland community was pretty.

road biking
Thu Apr 27 2017

Well kept trail and nice people the whole ride. This trail is for joggers and street bikes.

Mon Aug 29 2016

Good for biking

road biking
Wed Aug 10 2016

Very quick, quite boring to say the least.

Fri Jun 17 2016

Nice ride. Trail is in great shape. Busy in evenings. Very easy ride.

mountain biking
Sun May 29 2016

Easy but great quick ride in evening

Mon Jun 01 2015

Great beginner trail flat and benches along the way to take a break and there is mile markers

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2012

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.

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