Kelly's Run Loop Trail

MODERATE 114 reviews

Kelly's Run Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holtwood, Pennsylvania 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.

3.8 miles 679 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.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice day hike. The section along Kelly's Run creek was very picturesque and had a few challenging spots given the wet soil and leaves. When I go there again I plan to do the loop in the opposite direction (clockwise from the trailhead rather than counterclockwise) as I think this would be a more interesting hike.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike with some elevation gain and some rock scrambling. Should be beautiful in the summer. The trail is marked with blue blazes and starts at the Kelly run Natural Area which has plenty of parking and potties.

20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Really pretty Trail even during the winter.

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

Decent views and beautiful trails. Lots of wild life and a lot to explore. keep it clean!!

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Good for the first hour, then its very boring.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months 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
3 months ago

Nice day hike. The dog loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

not peen worthy

4 months ago

awesome trail...so scenic

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 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)