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14 days ago

pinnacle overlook to Kelly run

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24 days ago

this is a good trail but some of the water crossings are poorly marked. there's an old bridge and some neat things to look at along the way. I will be visiting this trail often.

Pretty easy trail out on yellow. A bit harder taking white trail back. In all a mid level quick hike.

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27 days ago

This is my second time hiking Kelly's Run. It is still one of my favorite trails. it was a bit icy in some spots right along the steam. Care is warranted in the ravine.

Nice hike. I think I did the blue loop trail which is blue and orange much of the way. I started to the right of the pavilion. it was muddy early on. About mid way you have to cross the creek a few times. This would be difficult to do without getting your shoes under water. I took my shoes and socks off for 2 crossings I wouldn't have been able to do without getting my shoes wet so I was able to finish with dry socks and shoes. About 4 miles. Moderate uphill at the end. Rest of trail was not too difficult except trying to keep from getting my feet wet or muddy.

Great trail. But without this app I would of been lost. Sometimes the markings were sparse enough ( especially along the creek) that I thought I missed a marking. Trail criss crosses across a creek which can be very confusing. But, nonetheless I had a great time exploring the landscape.

Wonderful scenery and decently well marked trails. just make sure you look up every so often to not miss the trail markers. We followed the yellow markers for a bit until we reached the train tracks and the open river. Almost missed the continuation of the trail that turns blue right after the white train track bridge. Many skinny portions to the trail and lots of rocks to climb up and around. Towards the end we got a little stuck and had to cross the creek to make it to the road. Overall the trail was a lot of fun with some sketchy parts that are a little slippery. Parking lot is a little small so be careful.

Nice trail for younger children.

Wet rocks and leaves made it a little sketchy. But worth it! A lot of recent rain had the tiny creek roaring! Beautiful !

Great trail

It’s tougher than you may expect but worth it! Also if you visit the day after a rain storm expect about 4-5 water crossings so bring a change of shoes for everyone!

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5 months ago

This place is fantastic, but a word to the wise--the initial bridge to the Blue Trail (the "moderate" one) is gone. I'm not sure why. This means that the only good way to get to the moderate trail is to start on the difficult Yellow Trail and walk/slide across one of the fallen log bridges. It's fun, but NOT easy, and I would not recommend taking small children until Spring 2019 or whenever they reinstate the bridge.

Great trail! I felt the blue blazes were easy to spot and the trail was well marked. I did this trail on Friday Oct 19, 2018. Start at the parking area noted on the map, and work clockwise. The meadow portion is NOT boring - there is a great bio-diversity in the meadow. This path features woodlands, meadow, and mountainous streams. You will get into the water on this trail. You have to cross the water in a few places, so get your waterproof boots ready. Also recommend a stick / hiking pole as there are some pretty good hills that you'll be tackling. My dog loved this trail as well.

Beautiful hike but the way the trails are marked can be confusing

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5 months ago

Great local trail off the beaten path. We’ve done many times with the kids and particularly nice on a warm, sunny day with plenty of water in the creek portion to cool off. The meadow/field half of the loop is a basic (aka boring) walk, so we prefer parking at pinnacle point and doing a loop that catches most of the creek portion of Kelly’s Run.

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5 months ago

Loved this trail! Beautiful scenery and good exercise. We really enjoyed overlooking the dam and then walking down to the shore. Trail was slightly muddy from all the rain but still very passable. Would definitely do it again!

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5 months ago

Did this trail today. Hike was great, but left my nice camera somewhere in the parking lot. Came back later and it was gone. Does anyone know know the best place to post lost&found items for Kelly's run? It was a Sony camera.

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5 months ago

Markings are confusing and may lead you off track, do not go when it’s raining considering all the still water causing mosquitoes to linger.

Creek, rocks, views: this trail has it all! It’s a very beautiful tropical-like hike with swimming holes, dense vegetation and little light, until you reach the Pinnacle area. What it is not is moderate! For a Pennsylvania hike with the amount of precipitation we’ve had this summer, this trail is HARD. It made Glen Onoko seem like a good place for parent’s to push their little ones in a stroller while wearing flip flops. (Don’t do that.)

There are allot of trail markings on straightaways with no other intersections. However, there are no trail markings when they’re needed most, but that was part of the fun. Quite a few times I needed to backtrack off rocks or creek crossings when I crossed too soon. I followed the orange trail and gave up at the Pinnacle outlook. It was a great climatic approach to the trail.

What you need:

1. Waterproof boots/ shoes with great grip
2. Lots and lots of water
3. Lots of bug spray!!

Love this trail. Lots of different terrain, different scenery, and mostly shaded, all for a relatively short hike. Last time, brought guests, and was turned away by a ranger since parking was an issue. Be prepared for some wet/slippery sections when you choose your footwear. Some people wear flip-flops and crocs everywhere, I guess.

Tree down on rhododendron trail right before Phites Eddy trail had us bushwhacking a bit but otherwise a great trail.

Will go again and finish the loop. I took my two year old and golden doodle which was over ambitious considering the conditions. Next time I will just take my toddler and focus on her. The rocky and steep conditions can make it hard to watch a toddler and dog at once with numerous people around. Parking is scarce, so get there early or later in the day. Beautiful trail and the Tacquan creek is super stellar!! Great holes for swimming too. The views are breathtaking and serene. Go see it but be aware it’s a nature preserve so leave it as you saw it upon arrival. I’ll go again but won’t make it a usual thing as nature persevere are not meant to have high foot traffic.

Beautiful rolling hills type of hike. Nice section where you walk alongside a a beautiful and very approachable Creek. It is definitely is not easy though. I am an average fitness guy (I road bike 7 miles daily). AND I was only able to do 5 miles in 3 hours. There is this one place where the orange trail crosses a stream where it is easy to miss the markings. So be on the lookout.

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6 months ago

Great hiking fun for the whole family. Some steep parts for my 6 year old, but she was fine throughout the hike. Plenty of great scenery and falls to pause and watch throughout the hike and a lot of swimming holes for the kids to jump in and cool off. We will definitely be back for future hikes.

We hiked this today! Beautiful setting, hiking one side of creek and back the other side. We had to take our time with many rocks and roots to navigate, but that just makes it all the more fun!!

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