Is your pup getting cabin fever? Then head to the spectacular Arrowhead Trail in the city of McMurray, Pennsylvania!
This puptastic trail is a converted rail line from the old abandoned Montour Railroad system of the late 1800’s that has been paved in asphalt for 3 ½ miles and makes for a perfect place for your pup to stretch their legs and strut their stuff! The path winds its way through the town of McMurray and has something every pup will love, including both suburban and park areas. There is no elevation gain, so hiking with elderly pups or those furry new hikers is recommended. It is even handicapped accessible.
Pick up the Arrowhead Trail at Brush Run Road, near Scott’s Lane, where a bridge connects it to the Montour Trail. There's parking available here. Go in the opposite direction of the bridge to take the Arrowhead Trail all the way to Route 19 in Thompsonville, where there is also parking available. Or do it in reverse! The trail runs through Peterswood Park on the way, where there is more parking and access to the trail, and restrooms and drinking fountains can be found here too. This trail offers walkers, bicyclists and in-line skaters the ability to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. You will be treated to beautifully landscaped grounds filled with blooming flowers and bushes, all quaintly marked by informational signs.
Arrowhead Trail is a just a small portion of the larger Montour Trail which traverses 46 miles and various towns surrounding this area, from Coraopolis to Clairton. You can always extend your walk by continuing on the Montour Trail in either direction. This shared-use trail requires your pawtastic pup to remain on leash throughout your hike. It is maintained all year long for your enjoyment.
Getting on the Arrowhead Trail is easy. Wanting to get off is not so much so! Enjoy your hike on this fur-ific Pennsylvania well-traveled trail.
Asphalt can become hot in the summer months. Please carefully check to make sure the walking surface will not burn your pup’s paws.