Purchased from Conrail in 1994 following abandonment, the corridor was converted to a multi-use path in order to preserve the land as a public asset. The trail is lined with hedgerows of multiflora rose and other deciduous shrubs. The entire length of the Houtzdale Line Trail is open for use with nearly eight miles of improved surface from the Muddy Run Bridge west of SR2005 at Smoke Run to SR2007 just east of Houtzdale. The trail has been graded, compacted and marked with mileposts. The extreme east and west ends of the trail remain in rough condition but are usable by hikers, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers. Beyond the towns of Ramey and Houtzdale the trail traverses natural areas of wetlands, upland forest and stream corridor with an abundance of wildlife and native plants.