Kildoo Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately 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.
dogs on leash
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.
The trail is in pretty good shape this year and mostly white blazed. They had a few sections where blue plastic was tied around the tree that wasn't blazed yet. It's a great up and down trail that's easy enough to follow and not get lost.
Kildoo Trail begins at the covered bridge, and the first 1/4 mile to the waterfall is easy and kid-friendly. Just beyond the footbridge over the falls the trail becomes rocky and more difficult. Crossing the Eckert Bridge, about 1 mile downstream, and joining the blue blazed NCT to return upstream to the covered bridge makes this a loop. The Slippery Rock Creek has dangerous currents and no swimming is allowed anywhere in the park. Stay on the trails for safety, and for the sake of the fragile and beautiful ferns, trees, and flowers.
Beautiful scenery good quick hike as well
Great trail for a winter afternoon hike. We stared at Alpha Falls trailhead and continued along Kildoo trail to Eckert bridge. Instead of returning on the same path, we crossed the bridge and returned on the other side of the water on the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail. This was about a 2.5 - 3 hour hike for us. We went about 4.5 miles.
Nice snowy hike with the family.
fantastic trail. slow going with traversing the rocky path (especially when its snow and ice covered) with incredible views along the way. ill be back to head further up to include the alpha pass trail on the next trip
I like to do this trail as a loop. I park at Eckert bridge and hike north on the east side of the river. Cross at the Covered bridge and work my way back south on the west side. It s a great day hike.
Beautiful area and geography. Highly recommend. not too difficult and family friendly for the most part.