Kelly's Run Loop Trail

MODERATE 202 reviews

Kelly's Run Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holtwood, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

Kelly's Run Natural Area is a loop trail near the Susquehanna River. The trail is rocky and steep in some places but it is a beautiful hike with views of small but picturesque waterfalls.

4 days ago

Definitely start off to the left so you come up (for the second half of hike) through the glen. The glen is simply gorgeous.

16 days ago

This hike was BEAUTIFUL... One thing I would do differently is go to the left, if you're looking at the porta potties from the parking lot, instead of right and end with the more exciting part of the hike. It was such a nice day and took me about 3 hours to hike while taking a small rest and some pictures.

hiking
19 days ago

Good trails that are well marked. Me and friends branched out onto a neighboring trail to see a vista nearby but all in all it was a good hike with 2 Steve portions that only last for a few dozen meters. Overall quite nice. Low traffic too.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

My friend and I learned the hard way to just go up and back the same way we came. The blazing were inconsistent... and we realized that the orange blazing that we were following originally was also used to mark the safety zone forbidding hunters. So we deviated from the actual trail quite a bit. Still a beautiful hike and we didn't mind getting lost, and we know what to look for next time.

trail running
27 days ago

One of my favorite go to hikes when I looking for somewhere challenging but doable in under 2 hrs! Trail running shoes with good traction are a must!

hiking
29 days ago

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Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. So beautiful walking along Kelly's Run.

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1 month ago

Exceeded my expectations. The creek is really nice with some moderately technical rocky parts. I recommend adding the pinnacle overlook (orange trail) to add a nice view to your hike. Some parts are not well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

enjoyed it very much go left on the Blue trail to start it's a much better hike in my Opinion

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Combined it with a uphill hike to the Pinnacle with great views of the Susquehanna River. This makes it a circa 7 mile trail. Makes for a fantastic day out. Maps with the route are available in the Holtwood Park's parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail as my local go-to hike when I need a getaway and workout. I would probably rate it more difficult than the moderate definition given.

hiking
2 months ago