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Best trails in McConnells Mill State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in McConnells Mill State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

McConnells Mill State Park, located in Lawrence County, features the beautiful Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, which was carved out by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago. The gorge is steep, rocky, and littered with boulders. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours. The park has a ton of great options for those looking to explore the park's hiking trails.

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Map of trails in McConnells Mill State Park
Park information
Area:
1,030 hectares
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
724-368-8811
Top trails (4)
#1 - Slippery Rock Gorge Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 24.1 km • Est. 6 h 43 m
Slippery Rock Gorge Trail is a 24.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily useShow more
#2 - Kildoo Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 3.7 km • Est. 56 m
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 ParShow more
#3 - Hell's Hollow Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 32 m
The trail begins with the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail. 6.2 miles, blue blazes, moderate to difficult hiking. Slippery Rock Gorge Trail begins jointly with Hells Hollow Trail at the Hells Hollow parking Show more
#4 - Alpha Pass Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 1.6 km • Est. 28 m
Alpha Pass: blue blazes, moderate hiking This trail is at the northern end of McConnells Mill State Park and is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. This trail begins at the Alpha Pass sceShow more