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Kildoo Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Portersville, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 249 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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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 Park Trail.

McConnells Mill State Park c/o Moraine Portersville, PA 16051-9650 724-368-8091 Manager: Dan Bickel E-mail: morainesp@pa.gov

Directions from New Castle, PA: Take US 422 for approximately 7 miles. Turn right onto McConnell's Mill Road. Park by the historic site. Trailhead is across from the picnic / playground area.

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Rohan Sachidanand
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Hiking

Beautiful hike with a good workout

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Cindy Montes
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Hiking

Always a great hike. Trekking poles are helpful.

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Tom Perry
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HikingRocky

Challenging and technical. One of our best hikes in PA, kids loved the rock climbing. Plenty of things to see.

Paul Smith
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Walking

a few muddy spots quite a few people but it's a beautiful day almost 70 degrees

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Tony Maldonado
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HikingRocky

Great trail! It was my first time there and I would definitely go back.

Shani Mahler
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

I love this trail. The rocks make it challenging and beautiful. The water is always picturesque. Great trail

Samantha H.
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HikingRocky

Very busy. Trail narrow and hard to pass.

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Hayden Smith
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HikingMuddyRocky

It was a nice trail but there is a lot of steep areas that don’t have railings. Also the trail is a little slippery and rocky. But was a nice workout!

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Melissa Kvasager
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Hiking

Family loved it!

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Jess Gander
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HikingRocky

Very busy trail, but quite beautiful. Also very rocky, make sure you have decent hiking boots or your ankles are going to have a bad time. I love being by the river the whole time, it's also pretty shady, so that's not a problem.

Geoff Burch
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HikingMuddyRocky

Beautiful but crowded. Lots of rocks to climb over and the mud is a constant. There is plenty of shade on the trails and a number of places to stop along the way. It was a very enjoyable hike.

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Daniel Soder
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Walking

Good trail. Highly used. Parking was Mad!

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Kevin Groosalugg
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wonderful while along a river. overtrafficked but nice. add the breakneck extension for 4 miles

Tammy Garzarelli
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Yuji Shen
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Abbey Smich
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HikingMuddyRocky

Awesome trail! Starts on part of the alpha trail to walk along the water. When you get to the mill continue to pass it and you can either cross the covered bridge or start on the same side as the mill. I recommend crossing and starting along the gorge trail first as it is more challenging but still fairly moderate, just more narrow and rocky than the other side. You will come to the next bridge where you can either cross and return back towards the mill or across from the opposite side is a short .2 mile path to breakneck falls (worth it!). The way back on the opposite side is a lot wider and easier to navigate. When you return to the mill area you can either return on the alpha trail or walk up the road back to the parking area. Overall very scenic and challenging enough to keep you on your toes and not be bored! Be careful though it was muddy and slippery when we hiked

Madeline Hammond
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HikingMuddyRocky

A good mix of uphill & downhill, rocks & resting areas. It’s also fun to see all the white water rafters as you hike!

Jennifer Bowders
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Matt James
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HikingRocky

Not too hard but also not easy with some up and down rocky trail. Started at the old mill/covered bridge and went on a good chunk of the trail. Beautiful trail that follows the water through the rocky forest.

Mandi Penovich
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Hiking

Nice trail with lots of scenery. This was the first trail that my 12 year old did not whine or complain on. It seems there was always something to captivate our imaginations around every bend. Very rocky but that was part of the fun.

Zohaib Aftab
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WalkingRocky

Beautiful. Rocky. Some folks were doing fishing on the side, so I guess if you have some free time you can enjoy fishing too .Restroom right at the entrance..

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Suzie Q.
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MuddyOff trailRocky

Gorgeous hike! The best part about this trail is walking out to the big rocks and enjoying the white noise of the water, away from the commotion of the mill and covered bridge. You can find privacy here if you know where to look and are willing to climb and jump over rocks.

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