Westmoreland Heritage Trail

This classic rail-trail packs a lot of features into its less-than five-mile run between the West Penn Trail and Slickville! Outstanding assets include the natural beauty of this tree-lined path, substantial bridges over the Kiskiminetas River and Loyalhanna Creek, and a 100-foot tunnel underneath PA 981 that displays colorful murals on its walls. Picnic facilities are available near Slickville and eateries are located nearby.

Trail Description

The Westmoreland Heritage Trail begins spectacularly. After diverging from the West Penn Trail in Saltsburg, it crosses the Kiskiminetas River, runs underneath PA 981 then crosses and provides outstanding views of the pretty Loyalhanna Creek. The trail is nearly level until the halfway point near the Sara Steele Trailhead, then climbs moderately up to Slickville. Rolling, gradual climbs continue for another 3.5 miles from Slickville to WHT’s Athena Drive trailhead just north of Delmont.


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Trail Challenges

  •  About 2.5 miles of the trail from the Sara Steele Trailhead to Slickville involve moderate grades.
  • Road crossings with flashing warning systems. .