Part of the Great Allegheny Passage, the Steel Valley Trail stretches from the Pittsburgh city line to McKeesport, PA (where the Great Allegheny Passage continues towards Cumberland, MD and Washington DC). There is also an additional road section from McKeesport, PA to Clairton, PA where it meets with the Montour Trail.
With the exception of an approx. 1 mile limestone section within Homestead, PA (within the Waterfront shopping center), the surface is paved. Traffic is restricted to non-motorized vehicles. There are a couple grocery stores nearby as well as a number of quality restaurants that are convenient to the trail.