Kelly's Run Loop Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Kelly's Run Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holtwood, PA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.9 miles 626 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

Kelly's Run Natural Area is a loop trail near the Susquehanna River. The trail is rocky and steep in some places but it is a beautiful hike with views of small but picturesque waterfalls.


7 days ago

Love this trail!Go early and feel like you have stepped back in time. Scenic water falls,GIGANTIC rock formations....do this! One warning when you reach the road you have over a mile,and a decent climb uphill back to lot....so worth it


19 days ago


1 month ago

The rock part and stream part of the trail was great. The field part was extremely overgrown which made it difficult. Other than that it was a nice hike.


1 month ago

hiking

Fun trail with lots of nice scenery. There were a few sections that got a bit tricky with wet rocks, but nothing that was a problem with a good pair of boots. My dog really enjoyed the small swimming holes.


2 months ago

hiking

Beautiful scenery


2 months ago

hiking

this was a great hike. I am so very disappointed that the trail has been closed. from my understanding there is talk about getting them to reopen. hopefully the trail community can post what info comes up as it is learned.


3 months ago


3 months ago

I loved this hike but I just learned that the landowners have sold off the property and the new owners have put up no trespassing signs and are officially blocking access to this wonderful trail!


4 months ago

Full of surprises! Can't wait to go back!


4 months ago


4 months ago

the pave road half way thru it was only part I had a problem with. Other then that it was an awesome hike. will definitely do this one again


4 months ago

Great hike, moderate difficulty. Plenty of places to include more technical climbs along the water. Super water spot in the summer for kids as well.


4 months ago

This was a fun hike following the cut of the mountain. This path would be difficult to complete with high water if your goal is to stay dry. The start of the trail is not mark from the parking lot. The start is to the right of the ball field. Have fun! Going out is all down hill. Coming back is the reverse.


5 months ago

hiking


7 months ago

hiking

Great trail. Some technical parts. Be prepared to cross the stream a few times. Went after a few days of rain and the stream was flowing pretty good so walking through it in cold weather wasn't an option. Small water falls were great.


8 months ago

standing in the parking lot as we speak it is a beautiful hike definitely go counterclockwise go out behind the baseball fields and then follow the blue blaze awesome


9 months ago

This experience was so serene and a nice hike overall. You get a little bit of everything but I recommend to pan for the whole day if you will like to do the whole trail.


10 months ago

camping


10 months ago

hiking

The hike starts at the Holtswood recreation area, with two ballfields and pavilions. There is a paved parking area with bathrooms, but the bathrooms were locked when I visited in October. I would have preferred to hike the loop clockwise, so I could hike up the creek, rather than down. In order to hike clockwise, start on the third base side of the western most ball field. A portion of the trail is through a large open field and another portion is on an abandoned paved road. The trail is very well marked with blue blazes.

Much of the trail is easy, with a mild descent to the Susquehanna. There are a couple of steeper areas, and the portion of the tail that follows and crosses the creek can be tricky; especially with wet leaves and wet rock surfaces. The creek portion of the trail makes this hike worth it. Map My Run calculated the loop at 4 miles.


10 months ago

Fun and beautiful