Browns Run Trail


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Browns Run Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Fayette
Length: 1.9 miles
Trail end points: State Route 21 (McClellandtown Road) and Ferry Road
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7313503

Browns Run Trail Description

Nearly two miles of the proposed 12-mile Browns Run Trail is currently open near Masontown in German Township, Fayette County. The trail follows the former Monongahela and B&O lines from Lardin House, a local restaurant housed in an 18th-century historic property, to the Monongahela River near Ronco.

Currently, the developed section is a 1.9-mile crushed stone path that features a small playground with a pavilion.

Please note: Route 21 is a divided highway, and the trail can only be accessed from the southbound side of the highway.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available along State Route 21 (also known as McClellandtown Road). There is additional parking on Short Cut Road. 

See TrailLink Map for more detailed directions.

Browns Run Trail Reviews

This was my daughter's and my first time on the trail, and we will definitely be coming back from now on

This was my daughter's and my first time on the trail, and we will definitely be coming back from now on

Nice trail

Beautiful trail. Enjoyed both sections.

Map is misleading

We checked out this trail after riding the Greene River Trail and the Traillink map appears to be wrong. We saw the sign for the east trailhead along Rt 21 but did not check it out. Rt 21 is a divided road so you can only access that trailhead when traveling west. We exited Rt 21 at the 166 exit and went north on Ronco Rd. The parking area off of Short Cut Rd is easy to find and the bridge over Browns Run is quite nice. We then decided to find the western end of the trail. The TrailLink map shows Ferry Rd going to near that end. Starting down Ferry Rd there is a "Road Closed" sign. We went on ahead and found that a road bridge over Browns Run was closed but still walkable. At this point the Browns Run Trail meets the road and ends. There are bridge abutments a good bit higher that cross the creek but there is no bridge. The trail itself does a steep drop off of the railroad bed down to Ferry Rd and there is a small parking area. As far as I can see the trail ends here, not closer to the Monongahela River as shown on the map.

Barb Jones

My husband & I walked this trail today for the first time. We were really impressed with how well cared for this trail is. We will definitely use this as one of our "go to" trails when we are looking to get a couple of miles in.


Brown's Run Trail

This trail is entirely flat at this point. The trail also offers seating if you require a break. It has disposals for your 'doggie bags'. It also has a garbage can half way through for your convenience. It is quiet with several bridges and lots of wildlife. Perfect for taking your children with bikes and packing a small lunch for your break!

Jess's Review

This 1 mile trail is absolutely worth visiting. My husband and I walk this trail often with our 2 boys and our 2 dogs. There is a stream that follows the trail and crosses under it in a few spots. Another path, waterfall path, goes away from the trail down to a spot in the stream where there is a peaceful waterfall. It's a beautiful place for a picnic. There is also an abundance of wildlife all around this trail that we see everytime we go. If you enjoy being outdoors, nature and animals this trail is worth a visit.

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