Pate Hollow Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, IN that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From Bloomington, IN, take State Road 446 south approximately 9.8 miles. From Bedford, take US 50 east to State Road 446. Follow State Road 446 to the north approximately 24 miles to the trailhead.
Hiked the 6.1 mile trail yesterday. The trail was well marked and a bit challenging with the hills. It was quite beautiful. We ran into no other people while hiking, which I like. I will definitely go back.
At the first split, If you take the lower (left) trail, the trail will be mostly up hill. Take the upper (right), the trail will be mostly down hill. They have two splits that will shorten the loop if wanted or needed. Out Fitbit said this trail is about. 6 miles.
This is a great running trail. It is accessible year round-not . They do allowing hunting, so some precautions are needed during hunting season.
Very pretty/interesting trail, but it wasn't as well marked and distanced as I thought. The online map had different distances than the maps on the trail, which had different distances on this. If you're looking for a long challenge, this is definitely a good trail
it was a great trail can't wait to go back
Great trail! Rugged
Good trail, still new to the area, but it was a good get-away from everything and people. Perfect weather, trail is easy to follow. Trailhead is on the backside of the DNR office. A good walk in the woods with a good amount of ridge line. Lots of long views.
Hiked this trail over the weekend. It is by far one of my favorite trails and it;s beautiful at this time of year. The trail is easy to distinguish because it's all hard packed clay, though there are very few blazes along the trail. You don't run the risk of losing the trail at this time of year but during the summer when the undergrowth is out of control it may be an issue. This trail is very well maintained, hilly, with a good amount of ridge walking thrown in as well as some spectacular views.
Wonderful hike. Done it several times and it's one of my favorites in the area.
Weekend trip out to Pate Hollow. Nice woods with good views of the lake. We got rained on both nights, Sunday night more then Monday, but all in all it was a good time. First time using the Dakota Fire pit on any trail, this was a great place to use that kind of camp fire. About 8 others were out on the trail, most of them running. Will be back to explore more next year.
900 ft of elevation. You can sure feel it when you get back to the car. Trail is really nice. Really into this one.
Hardest loop in the Bloomigton area. Great trail to run and measure your fitness.