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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.

4.5/5

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

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

trail running
1 month ago

We were visiting family for about 2 weeks in Rock Creek, we used the trail for running and biking. Great for the kids, easy and flat. Down side are the horse flies, we haven't figured out how to keep them off of us.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, lots of rocks and tree roots to keep you in your toes. A stop in the Grist mill is definitely a plus. I’m just sad that I didn’t do this hike sooner. I will definitely do it again.

mountain biking
1 month ago

It's a nice paved trail, kept in good condition. Few spots you join the road. It's pretty well shaded, lots nice views. Plenty resting spots and restrooms

Did the trail this morning with 4 kids 5 and under. All were able to make the whole trail walking on their own. It was definitely tricky in spots, and you have to be careful on the narrow spots. But it was absolutely beautiful. Multiple waterfalls along the way, interesting wildlife, and gorgeous scenery along the river the whole way. Definitely worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

great views, one side of trail is a little tougher than the other but great just the same

I walk here almost every day I can. it's quite beautiful.

1 month ago

Beautiful, but technical trail.

on Kildoo Trail

1 month ago

Always enjoyable. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous scenery, hike loop is short but a good workout, easy to access, close to cities.
PLEASE NOTE - very dangerous, slippery rocks (hence the creek name) next to whitewater current creek. Respect the dangers and stay on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

We really enjoyed hiking here. There are many different trails to take and a few that are not listed on AllTrails. I was pleasantly surprised that it felt remote in some areas of the trail, and some others not so much....but great for being within the city.

I will say that this day would not have been so enjoyable if I did not have AllTrails up with GPS as the trail markings are terrible and you come out on streets and parking lots without any idea of where to go next. I had to take my phone out frequently or we would have gotten lost multiple times.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, like lots of others said, just watch your footing. My (newly) 4 year old hiked the whole trail, with me holding her hand for most of the uneven terrain but enough space for me to walk with her. My husband had our 2 year old in a backpack carrier. She did the flatter areas at the beginning and end by both bridges. Kids loved the little waterfalls and saw a newt.

Incredible hike! However, heed the descriptions warning. You’ll want to be in pretty good shape to take on this entire trail (especially if you plan on doing an out and back as I did)

Walnut flats was beautiful and a nice reprieve from the constant up and down.

Great trail! Clean paths

hiking
2 months ago

Had a great hike on this trail, even stretched over to backend of Slippery Rock Gorge trail, another fun hike. This one has a nice trade off; while there are few uphill “pushes” one must be aware as it consistent in its embedded rocks and endless winding tree roots. Stay aware! But get yourself on this trail soon.

hiking
2 months ago

Had so much fun with my 4 boys on this trail! We spent some extra time crawling around on the rocks, playing on the beach, and watching kayakers.

just got back home from trail was very muddy and slippery in some spots small waterfalls along the hells hollow trail are beautiful right now with all the extra water fall hiked for a few hours did wind up off trail ended up scooting down the steep incline to the main creek and followed it back found a snake he was cute nonvenomous I tend to go off trail often looking for hidden adventure was not disappointed lots of waterfalls green plant growth for spring pretty flowers and slippery mossy rocks to climb on would recommend boots water and some experiance for this trail drove over to the other side of the hells hollow trail to the main waterfall wasn't as muddy creek is pretty high waterfall was impressively gushing was disappointed to see they were doing construction on fixing some of the path so it was a bit crowded love this trail though

hiking
3 months ago

Do you have a trail you head to when all else fails? This is that trail to me. There are challenging areas, scenery changes, and water. What’s not to love? It also provides some distance. There’s a part of the trail where the woods envelope you and you swear it’s only you and the earth. While there are beautiful areas, my favorite is under the evergreen where the path is littered with needles that match soil. The trees come alive to me, the serenity is real!

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Walnut Flats was my absolute favorite! It’s like you stepped into a fairytale.

We parked at Eckert bridge in Portersville. When you’re done hiking, it’s quite a walk up the road. We parked the other car at Hells Hollow parking lot, where we started.

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