Montour Trail - Airport Connector

Pennsylvania

Montour Trail - Airport Connector Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Allegheny
Length: 6.5 miles
Trail end points: Enlow Rd. at Five Points and Airport Boulevard, Pittsburgh International Airport
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7161276
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Montour Trail - Airport Connector Description

The Airport Connector is a spur off the impressive Montour Trail that circles the western outskirts of Pittsburgh. The paved pathway begins just off the extended-term parking lot on the western end of the Pittsburgh International Airport. Follow the signs and pavement markings through the lot to reach the trail.

Note that at the Interstate 376 (Airport Expressway) crossing, you'll be on Clinton Road sharing the roadway with traffic for about a mile. The route becomes designated trail again once you head southeast on McCaslin Road. You'll travel through mostly residential neighborhoods with a mixture of shaded areas and open vistas.

Another on-road section will come at the south end of the trail on Enlow Road, but it's a quiet street with little traffic. The trail ends at the Five Points intersection of Imperial-Enlow, where you can continue your journey on the Montour Trail on the south side of Main Street.

Parking and Trail Access

Paid parking is available at the Pittsburgh International Airport (1000 Airport Blvd.).

Montour Trail - Airport Connector Reviews

Wife and I rode trail today starting at the main Montour trail. On road to trail head, didn't see a single car. Entrance to trail well marked. It was asphalt the entire way. Asphalt was pretty rough in some areas, but rideable. Only disappointment was at airport end where it meets Clinton Road. Very heavy and fast traffic on road with no shoulder at all. Wife didn't want to risk it so we never made it the last mile to airport. Would rate it a four star if there was better road at end, five star if trail portion was just a bit smoother. Very secluded and quiet ride, though.

Wife and I rode trail today starting at the main Montour trail. On road to trail head, didn't see a single car. Entrance to trail well marked. It was asphalt the entire way. Asphalt was pretty rough in some areas, but rideable. Only disappointment was at airport end where it meets Clinton Road. Very heavy and fast traffic on road with no shoulder at all. Wife didn't want to risk it so we never made it the last mile to airport. Would rate it a four star if there was better road at end, five star if trail portion was just a bit smoother. Very secluded and quiet ride, though.

Based on the previous review I believe a clarification is needed. This portion of the trail is and always has been entirely asphalt. It's my primary winter/early spring route solely because it's available well before the crushed limestone portions. The description on the website is accurate.

Accordion

Hi,

I sought out this trail after some wet weather here in Western PA. It was noted on TrailLink that this trail was asphalt. I picked up the trail at its southernmost end and I can tell you that for at least 3 miles going north, this trail is crushed limestone and not asphalt. The trail was very messy and muddy. I would recommend that the TrailLink staff correct the inaccuracy on the trail description. Thanks.

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