Kildoo Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Portersville, PA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail is a combination of the Alpha Pass Trail at the northern end of the park that follows the creek to the Old Mill. After the Old Mill the Kildoo Trail makes up the McConnell's Mill State Park Trail.
Beautiful area and geography. Highly recommend. not too difficult and family friendly for the most part.
Not a bad trail; a little damp with wet leaves which made it a bit slick on the rocks. It's a very windy, rocky, root filled trail. My only issue was there wasn't clear markings on where the trail started and we were in the wrong place. Lots of steps to get down to water level but once at the right place and by the creek, the trail was great. The waterfall was lacking water, but still great to be outside.
Great trail, a little difficult to get through with our dog because it's somewhat narrow. Overall beautiful and definitely worth the trip
Took my 5 boys & wife on this trail and everyone did great. It's such a difference from various canyon trails in Arizona. Lots of shade and bedrock protruding from the trail. Lot's of variance in the terrain as well which made it interesting over the route.
We celebrated my daughter's birthday with her Girl Scout troop and everyone did fabulous! We had on slippy spot (a hiking stick helped us reel my 6 year old back), there is mud in parts, and one issue with blisters. But we love this trail- imaginations run wild with the rock formations and it's nice and cool under the shady trees!;)
Did this trail tonight, we parked by the covered bridge and the loop ended up being 2.2 miles. Nice scenery but really rocky so watch out! We will definitely be doing this one again.
Nice 2.5 loop that starts from the Old Mill goes down to Eckert Bridge and across, then back across the covered bridge. I suggested an edit as this trail is not listed correctly as it's a combination of Alpha Pass and Kildoo Trail. These should be separate since not everyone wants to do both of them and add the extra mileage. Great trail overall with a nice view of Kildoo falls and right along the water with some varying slight elevation changes.
This is a beautiful hike, maybe the prettiest in all of western PA. It is filled with rocks and tree roots so bear that in mind when you set out. The west side of the creek takes you up and now more inclines and I thought was slightly more challenging than the east. Lots of people and dogs on this trail. Wildflowers were blooming at the end of April and there were barely any bugs. I would not want to tackle this in the rain. The rocks are very slick and you should have good boots on to hike this.
Nice workout, scenic an definitely pleasant.
Nice 2 hour loop, very scenic and quiet especially on a weekday. Weekends get very, very busy! Lots of little waterfalls to explore right off the trail.
Great place and a nice scenic hike.
Love this trail although it can get crowded. With temps in the 60's and snow and ice on the ground it was a challenge for anyone without ice cleats. We were prepared and cruised through with the feeling of spring and scenery of winter.
It was a great 3 mile loop! Started at Alpha Pass and in a half mile arrived at Old Mill where I continued on the Killdoo trail. The trail ends at Eckert Bridge where one can choose to either make the loop (that's what I did) with the North Country trail back to the Old Mill or continue onto the slippery rock gorge trail which is a point to point.
It is a very cool hike. Pretty. You have to watch your step though continuously so if you want to look at all the nature around you, stopping to do so is advised. The trail does need remarked also.