Pate Hollow Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used 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