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Hoodlebug Trail is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indiana, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 17.2 miles Elevation Gain: 567 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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.

road biking
3 months ago

great workout on this trail. It eventually connects to Ghost Town Trail at Saylor Park.

hiking
10 months ago

Even though I have only been on part of the Hootle Bug Trail in second grade, it is still a great trail! Great job whoever made this trail!

Tue Oct 23 2018

I was in town for a wedding. Luckily our hotel was only a mile from this trail. It was perfect for the marathon training miles I needed to get in. Wish I had a long, safe, flat trail like the Hoddlebug near me.

walking
Fri Mar 23 2018

This is a trail that stretches on for a couple miles. It’s mainly for biking, but walkers/runners use it, too. The difficulty is easy, but depending on how FAR you’re biking or walking, it can be more difficult.

Fri Jan 13 2017

definitely easy, great for beginners but only the beginning and part of the middle is scenic! great for locals to exercise at

mountain biking
Mon May 30 2016

Nice ride not as scenic as some

Sun Aug 12 2012

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.

mountain biking
Sun Aug 12 2012

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.

walking
Tue Jun 19 2012

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.

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11 months ago

recorded Hoodlebug Trail

mountain biking
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walking
Thu May 02 2019

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

mountain biking
Sat Aug 27 2016

road biking
Fri May 22 2015

Sun Apr 14 2013