The entire length of the Houtzdale Line Trail is open for use. The trail has been graded and compacted. The 10 mile center section of the trail is paved with fine crushed stone and is a Designated National Recreational Trail. The trails end sections are cinder and mowed sod surface suitable for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and equestrian use. Equestrians are asked not to Gallop and to clean up after their horses.