Hoodlebug Trail

EASY 9 reviews

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.

17.2 miles
567 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


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.

4 months ago

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.

Friday, January 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
Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice ride not as scenic as some

Sunday, August 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
Sunday, August 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.

Tuesday, June 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.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

road biking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunday, April 14, 2013