ECO CHALLENGES

Pittsburgh

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  • 36 miles round trip: 34 mile marker to 16 mile marker and back​

  • Spur of the GAP Trail - South Hills Area of Pittsburgh

  • A multi-use, non-motorized recreational pathway around Pittsburgh

  • The country’s longest suburban rail-trail

  • Though the Montour Trail rambles through some of the most idyllic scenery in Southwestern Pennsylvania, trail riders are frequently reminded of the danger to human and environmental health caused by the extraction of fossil fuels, particularly those from the “fracking” industry, but also left behind by regional coal mining.

  • This trail is almost all under tree cover, creating plenty of beauty, but also along this route you will see fracking pads and a Train Line that carries compressed natural gas at mile markers 18, 20, and 21.5.

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