Alpha Pass Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Alpha Pass Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Castle, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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 scenic vista and follows the east bank of Slippery Rock Creek. There is an exit to the Point Parking Area or the trail follows the creek to the Old Mill.

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15 days ago

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2 months ago

Very scenic. Lots of small ridges and rock formation. A little bit of a decline to get to Alpha Falls.

4 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The park describes this trail as "more difficult", not easy. Don't miss the unmarked path to the base of Alpha Pass Falls. It leaves the blue blazed stairway about halfway down into the gorge. Return to the blue blazed NCT trail to follow the whitewater creek to the gristmill.

10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nice and short warm up trail before you get to the old mill and head on to Kildoo Trail. Right on the water has some nice views and worth doing once.