McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national natural landmark. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

This is a very strenuous challenge. Along the river was beautiful. Some of the small waterfalls were pretty. We went when the trail was snow covered in the morning & it warmed up to mid 40’s. Parts were extremely muddy & other parts were snow covered with ice underneath & very slick. I’m glad we did it but I would definitely wait for good weather. Lots of scrambling over rocks along the river. Prepare, plan ahead if you do the entire trail. It’s a long haul. I only recorded the second half on the way back from the bridge. Ended up being 12 miles & took us a total of 6 hours & 15 minutes of moving time.

It’s a nice little hike. Even with several inches of snow on the ground. It’s absolutely beautiful!

Beautiful rock formations, well kept trails. I can't wait to go back.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail for those with young kids. My 3 year old did the entire trail without stopping. My 2 year old could have walked it if she wanted but chose the easy ride in and out in the backpack. Trail is well marked and taken care of. There are wooden bridges over the stream crossings and a nice set of stairs that leads down to the waterfall base. Be prepared to get your feet a little wet if you hike in sneakers and want to go to the base. The stairs let you out in the stream so if it is at all high you’ll have wet feet. Looks like the area would be prone to flash flooding so be mindful of the weather and conditions before going to the base.

Great hike.. be sure to check out the falls! They are beautiful. This hike has a lot of hills and at some spots the path is alil rocky and a narrow! I will be doing that hike again!

on Kildoo Trail

hiking
2 months ago

This was out first time on this trail and we were pleasantly surprised. The views are beautiful and the trail intices you to get close to the waters edge. I am looking forward to coming back when the sun is HOT, but even with the cool temps I worked up a sweat.

2 months ago

This trail was a nice ending to a beautiful hike on a more difficult trail. Easy on the feet and great views of the calm waters was a welcomed treat. I particularly enjoyed the dedication bench along the way, and took a moment to reflect. ❤

walking
3 months ago

Pretty easy trail, did the whole thing with wife and baby in stroller. There were a couple of parts where we had to lift the stroller a little. Got a few real scenic views. The waterfall at the end is small but still kind of cool. Nice, relaxing walk.

This is a gorgeous trail, and the sight and sound of the Slippery Rock Creek is wonderful. I would agree with the rating of difficult even though the climbing was only moderately hard. The terrain is very rough; you are dealing with constant rocks and roots and in November at least, slippery and muddy spots. I went only 9.5 miles total in and back, but due to bad knees and a herniated disk in my back, I was struggling the last couple of miles! Took me 5 hours to go from the Mill to almost Hell’s Run and back again. Highly recommended for more serious hikers.

I very nice hike. At times it was demanding, with some long climbs! This definitely was a moderate to hard hike for me-just like I like them! Beauty all around and well taken care of. Only got in 8.5 miles, but will do it again soon!!!

Enjoyed the sights and sounds along the trail !

Water in the falls was low. Would love to see it with a nice flow.

Beautiful scenery the entire trail! Bring your trekking sticks! ?

We hiked this trail as an out and back. It's is on the difficult side but not terrible. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. It has some elevation changes but they are manageable with the switchbacks built into the trail. This trail is very well maintained. I was very impressed. You can hear slippery rock creek throughout the majority of this trail. This is part of the north country trail.

Beautiful, nice to hear the water. Hiking is strenuous, with rocks and roots and a few rough elevations.

fun, scenic & challenging. very crowded but it's a holiday. access to the trail was closed for repairs, but found a work around. cool to visit the old mill & covered bridge.

5 months ago

very rocky in places, but a great, relatively short hike. quite busy on Labor Day

This hike took my wife, 2 dogs, and I just over 5 hours to complete. So excellent views of the river, that are perfect for taking pictures with our pups. Not overly strenuous, but the elevation does come in bunches.

hiking
5 months ago

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