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Walked the loop this morning. Some places are a bit of a challenge but, enjoyed every step.

Favorite place to hike!

16 days ago

This trail is nice if you want to appreciate the foliage or water. The trail is lower in the mountains, so don’t expect a scenic overlook, but the stream next to it provides beautiful rock formations in blue-green water. At a fast pace, you’ll feel tuckered out by the end!

awesome trail, beautiful views. definitely not a beginner hiker's best option. some of the hill climbs are steep, but the trail is well marked and very easy to follow. we took our time & it was about a 4-1/2 hour hike from hells hollow falls to the covered bridge at mcconnels mill. also, we didnt see ANY litter along the whole hike, not did we see many people!

So far my favorite place in PA!!

The trail can get confusing at some parts.

Nice trail good views and dog friendly. Some parts were hard to find making it take longer but all in all enjoyable

Beautiful trail.

Loved it.
Cant wait to go back again.
My 8 yr old grandsons first hike. He had a Great time

1 month ago

1 month ago

Fantastic scenic trail! Walking along the river with the sounds and sights of the white water rapids and seeing some kayakers was terrific. Very pretty scenery with bridges and waterfalls and large rock formations - plenty to see! Not as hilly as I expected (definitely some hills in certain areas just expected more) but be careful on this trail as it lives up to its name "Slippery Rock" and it is very easy to fall on rocks if you aren't focusing on your steps. Did it with my 12 year old son and he loved it. We do a lot of hiking and this is the most scenic and challenging trail (in terms of terrain) we have done to-date. Bring plenty of water and bug spray! Highly recommend this trail but just stay focused and be cautious!

2 months ago

If somebody asked me “what is the best first trail for me to hike near Pittsburgh?”, I would say “Kildoo Trail”. This is a great length; it requires you to work hard, but it’s not overwhelming; and the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. The terrain is steep, but manageable. Definitely wear boots and take water. And on nice days, be ready to share the trail with others ‘cause it gets CROWDED. But it is a beautiful hike that you will love!

2 months ago

So many nice little spots to relax by the little river.

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Make sure to do the east gorge and west gorge trails.

Lots of wildlife, Flowers, beautiful boulders, waterfalls, covered bridge and a working Old Mill. Good hike a little rocky and muddy in spots. Probably my Favorite trails in Pennsylvania

Short Video of some of the Trail

Great trail, plenty to see.

Hiked this trail over the weekend. Started at Hells Hollow and went to Eckert Bridge and back. It was definitely a challenging trail with a lot of rocks and roots. Make sure your ankles are supported if that is a common issue for you. Took a bit of time off trail and stopped to eat. Took us about 7 hrs for two out of shape wandering types. The trail was well marked and at no time did I feel like I was in danger. There were some muddy parts and fallen trees to climb over but we felt like it made things more interesting. Walnut Flats is a nice relaxing walk after the big inclines. The rocks are definitely slippery so the trail is true to name. We drove from Cleveland to hike this trail and it was absolutely worth it. I only wish I had the energy to make it down Kildoo trail as well. Will definitely check it out again.

3 months ago


This trail is awesome!

easy mountain bike trail!!!

dusted off the touring bike and rode 2/3 of the trail from Ashtabula. We turned around south of Orwell due to time constraints. If you are looking for a nice easy ride to just think and clear your head then this is the place to go. scenery is great and the trail traffic is always light. in the summer watch out for mosquitos and bitting flies in the wooded/swampy areas.

i like the trail it was hard but it was worth it i plan on going back soon

I'm a bit of a newbie at trail riding (mtb) but it proved interesting and a few roots and rocks made for a challenge at unexpected times.

Completed 7/8/18

This was my second attempt at this trail, the first being a year ago when I moved to PGH. It was definitely easier than before, but the rolling climbs are harder than expected! Total, the out and back took 6.5 hours with a considerable rest stop at the Mill. Our pace was brisk, so make sure you're physically ready to complete this trail. The portion near Eckhart Bridge is really beautiful - save time for photo stops if that's your thing.


3 months ago

We walked the entire length of the trail about back, which was about 15 miles. The foot traffic near the falls was pretty heavy, but along the trail we only ran into a few people. Very much enjoyed the walk.

well maintained trail, low volume of people....super flat!!! found myself wishing for a hill to coast on down... definitely will go back

4 months ago

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. During our trip the trees provided a wonderful canopy from the rain and the hot summer sun for most of it. Great trail with some exciting challenges throughout.

4 months ago

Just hiked this today with my dog (4 month old lab). He loved it just as much as I did. Definitely recommend this trail for someone who’s looking for a beautiful hike with a slight challenge to it. One of the best in the area in my opinion!

It was ok. Nothing to write home about. There are several trails which are not well marked.

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