Outdoor Recreation


After the decline of the steel-making in southwestern Pennsylvania, Rivers of Steel worked to restore, protect, and enhance the land and water resources of the region. Building trails along riverfronts and old railroad corridors and constructing river landings has allowed the Heritage Area to capitalize on the wealth of natural resources this region offers to residents and visitors.

Trail guide maps and information are available at the following websites:

Butler-Freeport Trail Council

Great Allegheny Passage

Mon/Yough Trail Council

Montour Trail

Ohio River Trail Council

Steel Valley Trail Council

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Washington’s Trail

Westmoreland Heritage Trail

Youghiogheny River Trail Council

The Historic Pump House is a trailhead of the Great Allegheny Passage as it passes through Mon Valley. Rivers of Steel welcomes cyclists to the property to enjoy bike-amenities such as restrooms in the nearby Water Tower, bike racks, benches and picnic tables. All parking is at your own risk. Rivers of Steel is not responsible for damage or theft to vehicles or vehicle contents. Questions? Contact trailhead@riversofsteel.com.

Bike in Rack parked at the Pump House

Bike Rack at the Pump House 

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