Butler-Freeport Community Trail and Swim

Weather permitting...

We'll take a ride on the Butler-Freeport Community Rail-Trail.  Then there is an option to go swimming at a nearby community pool afterwards.

We will meet at the Jones Road Trailhead by 8:45am, for a 9am departure.  The Jones Road Trailhead is at the mid-point of the trail, and appears to be at the highest elevation point of the entire trail.

We will first bike 10 miles toward Butler, then turn around and bike back to the Trailhead, for an out-and-back total of 20 miles.  Then we have the option to do another 10 mile ride toward Freeport and back to the Trailhead again (another 20 miles, round-trip).

According to the Trail Reviews, the return trips from both Butler and Freeport will be uphill!  Please bring snacks and water that you will need for the ride.

After the bike ride, there is an option to go swimming at the nearby public swimming pool at the Laura J. Doerr Memorial Park.  It opens at noon and has a concession stand; the entry fee is $7.

Here are reference websites for the trail & pool (directions, general info, ratings, etc):

butlerfreeporttrail.org

traillink.com

sebcopool.com

ADDRESS FOR THE TRAILHEAD:

Jones Road, Cabot, PA 16023

ADDRESS FOR THE POOL:

756 North Pike Road, Cabot, PA 16023

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  • David A. C.

    How about a ride from freeport to cabot this weekend?

    August 27, 2013

    • Marcel S.

      Sounds like plan. I will keep an eye out for when you post.

      August 27, 2013

    • David A. C.

      Ok. Sounds good it might be in October

      August 27, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Hi David,

    You are one of the group organizers so you can create a meetup anytime you want.

    Mike

    August 27, 2013

  • Marcel S.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Marian P.

    I changed my RSVP the day before, but it didn't show on the site. Don't know what happened to it.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Sounds great. Hope we can count on the weather!

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Marcel S.

    Great ride today! My first ride on this trail. Thanks to all who were all there today. Next time we need to do the entire trail end-to-end with lunch somwhere in Butler or Freeport depending on which way we would start from. Thanks everyone. Weather was great also.

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • David A. C.

      I'm in for the same here too. How about a fall fallage ride???

      August 25, 2013

  • David A. C.

    It was good but there was no parking lot incase others wanted to bike ride.

    August 25, 2013

  • Linda

    I didn't meetup with the group, but this was a great trail. My husband and I started in Freeport and rode to Butler. Well, almost to Butler, the trail is almost finished into town.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Heidi

    Great trail! I really liked this one and agree it would be good to ride it end-to-end. Thanks for the good company and nice ride!

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • David A. C.

    I just noticed that I can still attend tomorrow. sorry about the last minute change

    August 23, 2013

  • David A. C.

    Sorry all can't attend my plans have changed for tommrow I will be rideing tommrow after noon.wish I can ride with the group. Maybe next ride will be in fall.

    August 23, 2013

  • Pam F

    I've had a conflict arise. So sorry!

    August 23, 2013

  • Heidi

    Hi All,
    It looks like Cabot (Jones Rd) to Butler is 8 miles, and Cabot (Jones Rd) to Freeport is 13 miles. So this is looking like a shorter ride than I thought (Cabot to Butler and back is 16 miles). We can decide if we want to ride further once we get back to Cabot. Hope this sounds OK! I am just curious to see the trail, as I've never been on it...

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • David A. C.

    Would anybody like to start out at Freeport in ride to Jones's road so we can meet the group???

    August 22, 2013

  • David A. C.

    Would anyone like to start from freeport and ride to jones road and meet the group and ride wth the group

    August 21, 2013

    • David A. C.

      The Old Mill is in Freeport Not too sure how long the distances between Jones Road and freeport

      August 22, 2013

  • Marian P.

    Heidi, sorry to cancel but having some energy issues and I don't think I could make the ride. Will miss seeing you but hope to catch up soon.

    August 21, 2013

  • Linda

    I've never been to this area. Is there someone I can follow? I'll be leaving from Latrobe .

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Pam F

    On my calendar and looking forward to meeting new friends!

    August 18, 2013

  • mark

    Have company coming...

    August 7, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Kayak class that day...

    August 1, 2013

  • Marian P.

    Heidi, it will be nice to see you again. It's not my favorite trail, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and a cool off at the end.

    1 · July 24, 2013

    • David A. C.

      I have been on the trail there are some rough spots but not alot. How about we meet in freeport and ride to a Golf Course along the trail they have a restaurant its near Herman on Bonniebrook road.

      July 26, 2013

    • Marian P.

      It's a steady climb one way and a couple of rough spots, and I think I wasn't ready for it. I think I can do it now.

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • Kathy R.

    Is the trip to Butler and back, or Freeport and back

    July 25, 2013

    • Heidi

      We will start at the mid-point of the trail near Cabot, PA

      July 26, 2013

  • Heidi­ changed the time from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

    July 26, 2013

  • Heidi­ changed the location to Jones Rd

    July 26, 2013

  • mark

    A nice trail I've enjoyed for several years. Look forward to sharing the experience with new friends.

    July 24, 2013

  • David A. C.

    There is also a restaurant on that trail at a golf course we could have lunch and then go swimming?

    1 · July 24, 2013

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