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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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.
The hike started off really sketchy in an open cornfield and a park that was really overgrown. We heard a few gunshots, some crazy sounding animals and no one else was on the trail. We finally saw more people so we continued. Later, we determined we heard hunting dogs and probably a hunter. The trail was overall a good workout, peaceful. I would suggest taking lunch to have at the overlook. There is also a way to drive to the overlook. Overall, pretty decent hike.
Nice day hike. The dog loved it!
need to make sure i come back when the rhododendrons are blooming, also, lots of pawpaw trees (shhh)
not peen worthy
awesome trail...so scenic
close enough from home, still interesting and nice trail. if you are with young kids, I recommend going counter clockwise to the stream. I don't think the trail is kid's friendly after that (rocky and bushy with thorny plants)
Great hike, requires some agility. Keep your eyes open for trail markers as the trail crosses the creek a few times. Awesome variety of flora and fauna, rocks, and "water falls". Pennsylvania sized waterfalls.
Love this trail. I saw it was listed as kid friendly -- I would say age 10+ because of the rocks and steep areas along the creek. Beautiful hike!!
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
Great hike, we didn't follow the main map shown on the page, but rather an uploaded loop map from this page. I would suggest doing the loop in reverse, ending at the radio tower. This route will take you through the open fields and the PPL access road first thing to get them out of the way. When you reach the run, the interesting part begins with a steep incline and rock scrambles. When walking on the top of the ridge look for a rock outcrop that has the best view on the hike; don't expect to much from the pinnacle, it is pretty but you will be at a paved outlook that is accessible by car. After leaving the pinnacle you decend into a gully where you pick up Kelly run. This part of the hike is worth doing in and of itself, you follow the run for sometime, with beautiful laurel tunnels and huge rock outcrops to walk under.
We wound up only trekking 3 miles total but went down the mountain and back up it for an insanely challenging incline and a stunning view! Definitely coming back here with more time
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.
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.