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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 Park
+ Sardis Park
+ Townsend Park

Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves
+ Caywood Reserve
+ Flinn Reserve
+ King Reserve
+ McGinnis Reserve
+ Morosini 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


You are invited to. . .
    Team up for the Turtle!
          at the
2017 Murrysville March For Parks
          Saturday morning, March 25, 2017
          SportZone, School Road South
          Check in starts at 8:30 AM!

Team up for the Turtle!

The Murrysville March For Parks is an important source of local funding for the Turtle Creek Rail-Trail.  Have fun for a great cause!  Please join in and help build the trail!


Lots to see and do
For the whole family!

Form a Team*
   Join a Team
        or Come on your own!

*Custom Team T-shirts available for $3.25 each!

MFP school flyer

Invitation MFP


January 2017 Murrysville Trail News

The January 2017 Murrysville Trail News has been issued! Check it out for lots of good information and
the latest news about the Turtle Creek Rail-Trail.  

Email to subscribe
(it's free!)


There is a great website at
about the wildlife at the MCP wetlands,
with photos, sound clips, videos, quizzes, chat,
and a link to the live wetlands webcam!

Pondwatcher Website


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 or call (724) 325-4026.


Join us for an MTA meeting!  To learn about our next meeting
please email

Link to MTA Facebook page
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 700 "Likes"!  We love our MTA FB friends!

Hikes and Events

Thank you, Susan Karas and everyone who helped, for a
great season of MTA hikes!  Watch for announcements of "pop-up"
hikes and activities on the Murrysville Trail Alliance Facebook page.

The Gibsonia-based Premier Bicycle Club (founded in November 2016 to promote, encourage, and support cycling) organizes classes and rides.

Join the Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group to obtain information about their hikes throughout the greater Pittsburgh area (including in Murrysville!)

The Westmoreland Conservancy hosts several hikes and excursions.

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.

The Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts many events and field trips throughout western Pennsylvania.

The Sierra Club Allegheny Group lists several hikes in southwestern PA.

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

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

Venture Outdoors hosts many southwestern PA outdoor events and activities.

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

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


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


Check out the second 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.