McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national natural landmark. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

This is a great trail with beautiful views and some climbs that definitely get the heart rate up. There are parking areas at multiple places along the trail, but that parking is limited.

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7 days ago

Beautiful scenery good quick hike as well

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16 days ago

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1 month ago

Great trail for a winter afternoon hike. We stared at Alpha Falls trailhead and continued along Kildoo trail to Eckert bridge. Instead of returning on the same path, we crossed the bridge and returned on the other side of the water on the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail. This was about a 2.5 - 3 hour hike for us. We went about 4.5 miles.

I'm very keen on Mcconnells Mills being my near by State Park, where I've climbed and roamed for years. Definitely worth the visit and it's a gorgeous area.

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1 month ago

Nice snowy hike with the family.

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1 month ago

fantastic trail. slow going with traversing the rocky path (especially when its snow and ice covered) with incredible views along the way. ill be back to head further up to include the alpha pass trail on the next trip

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1 month ago

nice little trail with a cool waterfall at the end. also some cool overhangs if u can cross the stream and go a little further down stream

simply awesome. great views at every turn. its about 7.5 miles from helps hollow to the covered bridge at the old mill. just a fantastic trip. will definitely be back to do the round trip and a little more exploring

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2 months ago

I like to do this trail as a loop. I park at Eckert bridge and hike north on the east side of the river. Cross at the Covered bridge and work my way back south on the west side. It s a great day hike.

My grandson and I hiked on a very hot August day. Glad to have the river nearby to cool off. During his Thanksgiving visit he wants to go back and do it again. Great time.

Me and the old lady drove 3 hours to hike this trail after seeing it on here. Many ups and downs as previously stated, which tired her out. We made it more than 3/4 of the way through before we turned around. What a great time though! Definitely not an easy trail. We saw a few people, stopped and talked to a couple of them and they were incredibly friendly. Overall, we had a blast and will be going back to finish this trail.

on Kildoo Trail

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