Kelly's Run Loop Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

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.

3.9 miles 681 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

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.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Good for the first hour, then its very boring.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice day hike. The dog loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

need to make sure i come back when the rhododendrons are blooming, also, lots of pawpaw trees (shhh)

2 months ago

2 months ago

not peen worthy

2 months ago

awesome trail...so scenic

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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)

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

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!!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months 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

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

5 months 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.