Explore the most popular views trails near Portersville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved it.
Cant wait to go back again.
My 8 yr old grandsons first hike. He had a Great time

hiking
28 days ago

Easy hike for families until you reach the falls. Steep stairs but there are hand rails.

hiking
1 month ago

If somebody asked me “what is the best first trail for me to hike near Pittsburgh?”, I would say “Kildoo Trail”. This is a great length; it requires you to work hard, but it’s not overwhelming; and the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. The terrain is steep, but manageable. Definitely wear boots and take water. And on nice days, be ready to share the trail with others ‘cause it gets CROWDED. But it is a beautiful hike that you will love!

So many nice little spots to relax by the little river.

Lots of wildlife, Flowers, beautiful boulders, waterfalls, covered bridge and a working Old Mill. Good hike a little rocky and muddy in spots. Probably my Favorite trails in Pennsylvania

Short Video of some of the Trail
https://youtu.be/EGrshck_ArM

it was very nice

Nice, easy hike. Saw a ton of butterflies!

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice, easy hike. No bugs, no mud, and beautiful views of the lake!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. During our trip the trees provided a wonderful canopy from the rain and the hot summer sun for most of it. Great trail with some exciting challenges throughout.

Always lookimg for giys to gike sround new castld with

hiking
3 months ago

Just hiked this today with my dog (4 month old lab). He loved it just as much as I did. Definitely recommend this trail for someone who’s looking for a beautiful hike with a slight challenge to it. One of the best in the area in my opinion!

Another beautiful trail in the park. Easier hike than the alpha pass trail. Waterfall is a nice payoff at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, lots of rocks and tree roots to keep you in your toes. A stop in the Grist mill is definitely a plus. I’m just sad that I didn’t do this hike sooner. I will definitely do it again.

Did the trail this morning with 4 kids 5 and under. All were able to make the whole trail walking on their own. It was definitely tricky in spots, and you have to be careful on the narrow spots. But it was absolutely beautiful. Multiple waterfalls along the way, interesting wildlife, and gorgeous scenery along the river the whole way. Definitely worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

great views, one side of trail is a little tougher than the other but great just the same

hiking
3 months ago

I accidentally took the short loop which was only about 1.5 miles. It ended up being a blessing in disguise as there were so many bugs on this hot and humid July morning. Save this one for the fall and spring. The lake is pretty.

on Kildoo Trail

3 months ago

Always enjoyable. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy walk through the woods with some nice views of the lake. It was extremely muddy in some areas though.

walking
4 months ago

Very nice and well maintained trail! This is more of a nature walk than a hike. Go for parts of the gorge trail if you want more of a hike. It’s a nice calm walk through the woods with a few crossings of the creek that are manageable at low water. At the end of Hells Hollow there are some gorgeous falls which, once again, at low water are very easily accessible. We plan to head back after some rain to see the how quick the water moves and how full some of the narrows get!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, extremely calm and relaxing. Perfect for birding!

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous scenery, hike loop is short but a good workout, easy to access, close to cities.
PLEASE NOTE - very dangerous, slippery rocks (hence the creek name) next to whitewater current creek. Respect the dangers and stay on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, like lots of others said, just watch your footing. My (newly) 4 year old hiked the whole trail, with me holding her hand for most of the uneven terrain but enough space for me to walk with her. My husband had our 2 year old in a backpack carrier. She did the flatter areas at the beginning and end by both bridges. Kids loved the little waterfalls and saw a newt.

hiking
5 months ago

Had a great hike on this trail, even stretched over to backend of Slippery Rock Gorge trail, another fun hike. This one has a nice trade off; while there are few uphill “pushes” one must be aware as it consistent in its embedded rocks and endless winding tree roots. Stay aware! But get yourself on this trail soon.

hiking
5 months ago

Had so much fun with my 4 boys on this trail! We spent some extra time crawling around on the rocks, playing on the beach, and watching kayakers.

Beautiful trail! Well marked trail, beautiful wild flowers, streams, springs, and waterfalls!

hiking
5 months ago

Took a mix of the short and long loop on accident, it can be a bit complicated if you aren’t using a map or the app. All in all there’s some nice hills, a bit of wildlife, nice mix between mud grass rocks and a few little bridges as well. Nice scenic views of Lake Arthur especially the bit that is basically right on the shore. Seems like a good place for a dog walk or for a family hike too.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, rocky so you definitely need to watch your footing. But beautiful views the whole way.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a great hike. Lots of rocky terrain, my Girl and I took our dog and had a blast.. backside of the loop has a lot more rocky terrain and climbing. Great photo spots along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

I didn’t see a place to ask questions so I suppose I’ll use this... I’ve been on this trail a few times and all but once, the creek was mild and it was easy access to the waterfall. We’ve always stopped at the waterfall and turned around. I’ve seen people come from the other direction while at the falls. One time we went, the water was to high at the waterfall to cross at the bottom of the steps. Can anyone provide directions to come from the other side. I would love to see the waterfall when the water is high!

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