Trails and Rails-to-Trails

Many of Indiana County’s hiking and biking trails are loaded with history. The Ghost Town Trail has many historical markers where there once were old towns, iron furnances, coal mining sites and reclaimed mine water areas. The trails are also a mecca for birdwatching and identifying various species. More information about the trails can be found at the Indiana County Parks website: www.IndianaCountyParks.org.

Blue Spruce Park

Indiana County established this park in 1966. The dam, known as Cummins Dam, was constructed in 1908 and enlarged in 1912. The park acreage totals 650 acres and features two playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe court, areas for games and…

Ghost Town Trail

Voted: PA's TRAIL OF THE YEAR 2020 by DCNR! Black Lick to Ebensburg & Rexis Branch Distance:  36 miles Surface:  Hard-packed limestone dust The Ghost Town Trail is located in the heart of west-central Pennsylvania.  The trail roughly parallels Route…

Hoodlebug Trail

Access points: Hoss's in Indiana; Old Route 119 parking area between Indiana and Homer City; Floodway Park in Homer City; Red Barn Access in Homer City ---- The Hoodlebug Trail is a ten-mile recreation and commuter trail located in the…

Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

This site features an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland. A restroom, small picnic pavilion, parking area, falls overlook viewing area, and a hiking trail are available at the falls. The picnic pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served…

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the…

Indiana County Parks and Trails

Visit one of the 3 regional parks, three historic sites, two natural areas and two trails. Open year round. Indiana County Parks & Trails is a natural resource-based park system located in west central Pennsylvania. We operate 2,600 acres of…

West Penn Trail

Access points: Saltsburg, Conemaugh Dam - The West Penn Trail is a 17 mile rail-trail between Saltsburg and the Westinghouse trailhead near Blairsville. The trail generally follows the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and Portage Railroad that operated from 1830 to…

Yellow Creek State Park Trails

Yellow Creek State Park is home to 3 hiking trails: Damsite Loop Trail - This is a 2.5 mile trail that offers a view of the Yellow Creek dam. To get to this trail, follow PA 259 south from the…

Blacklick Valley Natural Area

Access Point: This area is located 15 miles south of Indiana and 9 miles north of Johnstown, PA. The Parker Tract is located along McFeaters Road, off Route 22, east of Armagh. A small parking area is locatred at the…

Scary Harry’s Haunted Trails

A haunted walk through the woods that provides adventure and excitement for adults and children (must be 48 inches tall) looking for more than the average scare.  Fan-voted #5  of the "MUST SEE HAUNTS IN PA" 2019!!

Blairsville Riverfront Trail

Blairsville Riverfront Trail - The 1.7 mile long trail follows the loop of the Conemaugh River around Blairsville. The trail is located within the flood control area of Conemaugh Dam and is subject to periodic flooding. Conemaugh Dam is located…

Regional Trail Guide

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