Tredway Trail


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Tredway Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Westmoreland
Length: 5.5 miles
Trail end points: Kiski Junction (Schenley) and Boggs Way & Arnold Ave (Braeburn)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6364810

Tredway Trail Description

The Tredway Trail's full name is the Wynn and Clara Tredway River Trail, a 9-mile multiuse rail-trail on the eastern side of the Allegheny River just north of New Kensington. The trail is included in an initiative called the Erie-Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, which is focused on connecting trails between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. 

Wide and flat, this rail-trail has a crushed limestone surface and parallels the river along Boggs Way through a densely wooded corridor. Despite the thick vegetation, it's easier to catch a glimpse of the Allegheny River in this section of trail, which sits close to the bank. North of the marina, the trail begins to skirt of the River Forest golf course, providing views of its rolling fairways. The trail passes under the Freeport Bridge where there is parking for about a dozen cars.

At this point along the route, trail users have the option of leaving the trail and traveling about 900 feet south on River Landing Drive to the entrance of the country club, where they can reach the protected bike lanes on the State Route 356. They can they ride the bridge into Freeport and connect to the southern end of the 21-mile Butler-Freeport Community Trail

Continuing to follow the river, the Tredway Trail winds northeast another 2 miles to Kiski Junction. Along the way, it passes where the Kiskimiskas River meets the Allegheny and the old Freeport Rail Bridge. Here, there is an additional 3 miles of trails that form different loops and options for all trail travelers. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the end of River Landing Drive, under the Freeport Bridge and at the Club House Drive Trailhead (740 River Forest Dr, Vandergrift).

Visit the TrailLink map for detailed directions.

Tredway Trail Reviews

Spring 2023 Ride

Trail is 5.5 miles in length. Parked under the 356 bridge at Freeport and biked North 1.5 miles to the Kiskiminetas Junction at the Kiskiminetas River. At this point there is an active rail line with No Trespassing signs. Just ahead on the other side of the tracks is the end of the Armstrong Trail but you cannot get to it. Turned around and went back to where the car was parked and went 4ish miles South on the trail almost to Braeburn where it ends. Nice wide trail of packed crushed limestone. Ok/doable on a hybrid bike. Trail follows the Allegheny River.

hidden gem

Just completed what a hidden gem of a trail although the restroom was out of order very level nice views of the river 90 percent shaded looking to go back in the fall to see the trees change

Not a 9 mile

I was hoping to get a good 18 miles in on the trail. The trail is not even close to 9 mile long. At one end of the trail, I came to an almost cul-de-sac camping area, and one of the campers told me that it was the end of the trail. So, I went on the road thinking it would take me to more of the trail and it did not. The other end came to quite an interesting railroad crossing, I continued through that onto a paved section and then an ATV section. After passing my parked vehicle three time was finally able to achieve a 20-mile ride. but it is far from a 9-mile trail.

Not great when wet

Most of the surface a strange packed sand. It had rained a bit the night before and the trail was almost impossible to ride on my hybrid with 700x32 road tires. Would need a gravel/mtb/fat tire bike to ride. Disappointed because I've not seen other trails around here with this surface that makes it hard to ride.


Not great when wet

Most of the surface a strange packed sand. It had rained a bit the night before and the trail was almost impossible to ride on my hybrid with 700x32 road tires. Would need a gravel/mtb/fat tire bike to ride. Disappointed because I've not seen other trails around here with this surface that makes it hard to ride.

Gem of a Trail

This is my go to trail. Southern end is in Braeburn. Northern end is under bridge. Soon the trail will go past the bridge to connect to Kiski junction, running alongside the Baker Trail. Great to hike in all seasons and to bike when the weather is good.

Etna Walker

Well I would like to say the trail was nice, but......... Never found the southern trail head to even begin the walk. And if you are looking for signage forget about it, there is none. You are better off going to the other side of the river and doing the Butler-Freeport trail. It is well marked and has ample parking.

Nice trail with a longer future

This is a short but scenic trail along the Allegheny River. Several marinas along the river and very steep slopes with picturesque ravines to the right. We rode South to North and cut it short around 2 mi since the trail turns into railroad gravel and messy black dirt. Nice pavilion in the middle with a nice restroom facility. The trail gets a lot of walker use. Surface was packed dirt but it appears to drain very well as it just rained and the trail was in great shape. The local official of Allegheny Township told me a grant was received to extend the trail further North to tie into Freeport, PA where several other trails currently terminate including the Butler Freeport Trail. Aside from the overflowing trash and littler at the Arnold end parking area, this trail was very nice and when it connects to Freeport, it will gain some new riders.


Currently the southernmost trail segment of the many miles of this railroad currently made into rail-trails, this short but absolutely wonderful little trail is a real joy to ride on. Just a little over 20 miles north of its Pennsylvania Railroad Union Station southern terminus (Read my dad's train travel story on this line on my CORRY JUNCTION GREENWAY TRAIL review dated 9-7-2012), this line carried freight and passengers between Pittsburgh, Oil City, Corry, and Brocton, New York, way up to Buffalo (250 miles!). Today, it's a quiet, peaceful, and shady little riverside retreat. First and foremost, TrailLink's access directions to this trail from PA-356 are SUPERB! Just follow the directions... The mileages are correct to a tee! Just ignore all those "enticing" (or perhaps confusing!) secondary cross-roads, and stay on Logans Ferry Road, as directed. The distance EXACTLY 4.1 miles from PA-356! The surface of this trail is pleasantly and uniquely SMOOTH. It is like riding on a glass... Smooth than asphalt. Some kind of sandy (but not mushy) surface. Marked in quarter and half-mile increments with white mileposts, Milepost 0 being the as-directed southern (Braeburn) access end of the trail, I noted the following: The sole railroad remnant on the finished trail is a 25-foot long concrete footer (purpose unknown) at Mile 1.0. The waterfaill (nice) is located at Mile 1.4, the toilet and picnic pavilion are both at Mile 1.6, and the end of the trail takes you to Mile 2.3. I pushed my railroad grade rideable mileage 0.3 miles on both ends, riding the unfinished (ballast and steam engine cinders) grade north to the first felled trees, and south through the riverside boating and picnic parking area to where the grade runs into the heavy overgrowth straight ahead, for a total trail mileage of 2.9 miles. This trail is a real joy... An absolutely pleasant and extremely well-maintained little piece of Allegheny Valley Railroad property. - Rich Ballash, Latrobe, PA 7-4-2014.

A quiet walk along the Allegheny

I entered this trail from McCane Hollow Road. Be aware that if you decide to use this entrance you have to park on the side of the road, as there isn't a parking lot.

When entering from the McCane Hollow side you walk down a paved trail that winds down the hillside and puts you at the base of the trail where you will find yourself behind nice houses that sit along the river.

Around the 1 mile marker there is a nice picnic area, and a restroom that makes a nice place to stop if you plan to walk the entire trail. If you are looking for a peaceful walk this is a perfect trail. I walked this entire trail and only saw 3 other people.

When you get closer to the entrance on Boggs way there noticeable difference i.e. Graffiti on benches, bullet holes in the entrance sign. With that being said, it is still a very nice trail.

If you are entering this trail from Boggs way there are roughly 12 or more parking spaces.

very nice peaceful trail with a waterfall

Nice smooth very level trail. Found a nice waterfall leading into the river. It is a hard to find trail with no entrance marking at this time.
Toward the end the trail gets a little rugged after the two mile mark but still good fun.

Zen River Experience

A beautiful, easy ride with a calm part of the Allegheny River to your left, very close, as you head north. Several stone waterfalls to your right, a nice outdoor restroom, some picnic tables along the way, too. A sandy, firm surface, easy for pedaling. Beautiful hillsides of flowers, like snowy white trillium. And the birds! You will hear them, see them, and love them. Nice people along the way: retirees, small families, couples. Personally, I love being THAT close, and I mean close, to the Allegheny. The way north is a bit uphill, making the south return a breeze. The only drawback, and this is trivial, is finding this place! We honestly had no trouble, but it is at the end of some increasingly unpopulated roads found near the edge of some housing areas that have suffered the collapse of a once-booming local industry. At the northern end of the trail, you can opt to go off the trail and ride along the river where beautiful river-front properties border a country club golf course. And that's a trip in itself! Do it!

Tredway Trail

Just in my back yard.. My sister inlaw and I go there everyday.We enjoy the trail easy to ride, very flat. well kept and nice scenery...

Nice trail, minutes from New Kensington area. Rode for the first time last week. Access road is newly resurfaced. Fairly shady on hot days. More of a two track dirt surface than crushed rock. Nice trail to get a quick little ride in.

Nice Ride

I ride this trail every day.. and love the ride and the view of the River.. the previous reviews were right last rear the pot holes were bad .. the township did resurface the road and makes it much easier to access..

Great Trail with Bone Jarring Pot Holes on Access Road

The trail is great. Gorgeous views up and down the river and its not too crowded. Access road at the south end of the trail leaves much to be desired. The road is full of huge car swallowing pot holes guaranteed to knock the fillings in your teeth loose and ruin your car's suspension.

Road to trail

The trail is great for walking or bikeing, but the road leading to it is very bad. I have a 4 wheel drive truck and can just make it. Some improvements to the road would make it better.

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