Honan Ave Community Hiking and Biking Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Johnstown, PA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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Our hiking trails encompass the wooded area itself. The trail has stops for resting and watching the area wildlife. The trail is an old roadbed which is now used for hiking and biking. The trail starts off the River Walk trail in Cambria City, Johnstown, heading North on Honan Ave. Along the 3 mile trail you will be able to view a huge active Beaver dam, small waterfalls and at the end of trail a huge waterfall. Then the trail splits in two parts, one part staying on the western side of the dam, named eagle trail where Bald Eagles can be seen. To reach the Joseph P Whipey trail, you cross the bridge turn left on road and enter at midpoint or by pavilion. We are also building this year near the starting point of Honan Ave Trail, the LHHV mountain. Here hiking trails will weave in an out of fields, extending up a slight slope reaching the summit. On the summit will be an over look, with views of Stone Bridge, Johnstown, Cambria City and West End. Keeping it as simple as possible, the trail will allow everyone to not only view native wildlife but learn about plants, wildlife, and the whole eco system. We have already reached out to UPJ Geology Club, and they are going to provide outdoor classes on Geology of region, Space, Weather, and conservation. Also on location will be various ethnic communities show casing their heritage
Rode from Honan Ave access to Hinkston Run Dam. Trail follows Hinkston Run up to the dam and rewards you with a waterfall view you can see in the YouTube link below. New trail so it is not finished but other than a few rough places in the first mile or so (that are easily navigable) and that awful knotweed occasionally obscuring Hinkston Run, it is a good run. Went after recent wavy rain and saw several near water trails coming down hillside and a small wetlands that were cool. The rains did make some drainage issue but they were easily rode through. Gave it 4 stars to encourage them to make improvements so it can be a five star
Great trail for walking and biking. check out the beavers along trail