Five Star Trail
in Westmoreland County PA
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation
Phone: 724.830.3950 or 1.800.442.6926
R.D. #12, Box 203
Greensburg, PA 15601
Five Star Trail runs along the Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad line between Lynch Field in Greensburg and Youngwood, PA. Points to join the trail can be found off Route 119 South, starting in Greensburg at Lynch Field, at Huff Avenue, at Willow Crossing Road, at the traffic light for Buncher Commerce Park near Youngwood, and at Depot Street in Youngwood.
The Five Star Trail is great for walking, hiking, jogging, bicycling, and cross country skiing. It is handicapped accessible. This Rail with Trail project is named after the five municipalities through which the trail passes: Greensburg, Hempfield Township, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, and Youngwood. The Five Star Trail Chapter is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit corporation within Westmoreland, Allegheny, and Fayette Counties. Its mission is to promote the conversion of railroad right-of-way into recreational trails.
At Hillis Street in Youngwood, the trail branches off to the east and connects with Westmoreland County Community College. An expansion in progress takes the trail from the College in Youngwood and the Youngwood Trail Station toward Armbrust. The new section of the trail will end just outside of Armbrust.