Hoodlebug Trail is a 6.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Indiana, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Rail trail south from Indiana, PA. (7 miles) Hoodlebug was the local nickname for the self-propelled passenger coach that ran on this line up until 1940. The narrow trail has varied surfaces, mostly rough asphault but some dirt and gravel areas. There are occasional places with minor grades and for a block in Homer City the trail follows the road. PennDOT is currently extending the trail South to Rt 22 as part of it's Rt. 119 construction with plans to eventually connect it to the West Penn Trail to Saltzburg. It will also connect to the Blacklick Creek Trail and eastward to the Ghost Town Trail. Ultimately, the trail complex will comprise over 60 miles of rail-to-trail.
Nice ride not as scenic as some
Took the Hoodlebug Trail from Rose Street to Saylor Park. It is a round trip of 20 miles. The trail is mainly level the entire way with a few small inclines.
Ske and I biked this trail all the way from Indiana to the Ghost Town Trail to grab a geocache. He had an easy time of the 20-mile round trip excursion, but I didn't know if I was going to make it. In all, it was a nice trail. Bring lots of water and a few snacks with you.
Easy family trail for walking or biking. Took our 7 and 9 year old grandsons with their bikes while we walked. Parallels a busy highway but portions are wooded with bridges over streams. The trail goes through Homer City and there is a convenience store which is nice for getting drinks and snacks.