The Youghiogheny River Trail and the Five Star Trail are maintained, monitored and promoted by volunteers. Most of the volunteers belong to an organized Trail Council or Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation. These trail support groups hold monthly meetings to plan their events and maintenance projects.
Chapters and Meetings
Each Trail Council / Chapter is separate and independent of each other, but are all a part of the Regional Trail Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The RTC is the developer and manager of the Youghiogheny River Trail, north section, and aiding in the development of the Five Star Trail, the Sheepskin Trail, the Coal & Coke Trail between Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant, and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail between Saltsburg and Trafford. We are currently studying feasibility of a trail between Twin Lakes County Park and Crabtree.
We have four support groups involved with the Yough River Trail. They are:
Mon/Yough Trail Council
P.O. Box 14, McKeesport, PA 15135, (412) 754-1100
Serving the Allegheny County section of the YRT. Meetings on the second Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm, at the Greenock Fire Hall, 1002 Greenock Buena Vista Road, McKeesport.
Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter
111 Collinsburg Road, (in West Newton Station), West Newton, PA 15089, (724) 872-5586
Serving the Westmoreland County section of the YRT. Meetings on the third Monday of every month 7 pm.
Whitsett-Fayette Yough Trail Chapter
231B Main Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473
Serving the northern section of Fayette County.
Yough River Trail Council
P.O. Box 988, Connellsville, PA 15425, (724) 628-6078
Serving the Connellsville area of both the north and south sections of the YRT.
Other Trails and their support groups:
Coal & Coke Trail Chapter
PO Box 360 Scottdale, PA 15683
The Coal & Coke Trail Chapter has been established as a volunteer to promote the development of a non-motorized, multi-purpose, recreational trail between Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant.
Five Star Trail Chapter
R.R. #12, Box 203, Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 830-3950
The Five Star Trail in Greensburg, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Hempfield Township, & Youngwood (the five stars) has several very active committees, a busy maintenance schedule and run a very successful Poker Ride the fourth Saturday in July.
Sheepskin Trail Chapter
Fayette County Department of Planning, Courthouse, 61 East Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401, (724) 430-1210
Steel Valley Trail Council
P.O. Box 318, Homestead, PA 15120, (724) 405-7882
Serving the Steel Valley. Meetings on the third Monday of every month, 5 pm, at one of two locations. Email for more information.
Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter
RR # 12, Box 203, Greensburg, PA, 15601
RTC's newest trail chapter is working to create a trail across northern Westmoreland County as well as assisting other organizations to preserve the historic and community resources along the corridor between Saltsburg and Trafford.
Annual membership dues to the individual Trail Councils/Chapters can be paid by choosing a chapter from the drop down menu. Please let us know which group you are interested in joining and then click on the Paypal payment button. You can use a credit card for payment. We will then send you the application and information for that chapter.
If you would rather make a personal donation to the Regional Trail Corporation only, please type in the amount you want to donate and click the Paypal payment button.