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Coal & Coke Trail

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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5 miles
County: Westmoreland

Trail Description

The scenic Coal & Coke trail connects the communities of Mount Pleasant and Scottsdale in Westmoreland County. The six-mile trail is built on the old Pennsylvania Railroad corridor and parts run alongside the active Southwest PA toward Bridgeport. The railroad corridor used to transport coal and coke from the many coal mining companies in the county in the early 1900s. The trail was finally opened in 2007. Starting at Willows Park in Mount Pleasant, the trail runs through scenic wooded areas to the town of Bridgeport. Beyond Bridgeport the trail quickly dips into woodlands again, and is lined with trees to Hammondville and Iron Bridge. From here the trail runs under US-119 and continues along the old Pennsylania Railroad corridor to Mildred Street in North Scottsdale. You’ll follow Mildred Street for five blocks to Kendi Park. You can stop here or take a sharp left after Kendi Park, and follow the Coal & Coke trail for a quarter mile to its junction with the scenic 1-mile Jacob’s Creek Multi-Use trail that runs west toward Scottsdale.

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Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles
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