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Best trails in Portersville

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Looking for a great trail near Portersville, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around McConnells Mill State Park or Raccoon Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mill Creek Park or D Miller Fall Run Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Portersville ranging from 1.1 to 8.2 miles and from 1,066 to 1,519 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Portersville
Top trails (16)
#1 - Kildoo Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
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.Show more
#2 - Hell's Hollow Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
The trail begins with the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail. 6.2 miles, blue blazes, moderate to difficult hiking. Slippery Rock Gorge Trail begins jointly with Hells Hollow Trail at the Hells Hollow parking lot. The Gorge Trail splits off just before the second footbridge. The first two miles of the trail follows the upper Hell Run Valley. The rest of the trail follows the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge north for just over four miles to Eckert Bridge. At about the 3.5-mile point, the trail descends into the deepest part of the gorge. This broad alluvial flood plain is known as Walnut Flats. The trail then becomes more difficult, traversing very steep terrain. At the 5-mile point, the trail crosses uplands then drops back down to creek level and follows along the creek bank to Eckert Bridge. Hikers then cross the Covered Bridge to pick up the Alpha Pass Trail. The road walk goes along Johnson Rd about 1 mile to Rt 19 and then along Burnside Rd about 1 mile to West Park Rd ( N 40 57.433 W 080 07.918) in Moraine State Park. Cross West Park Rd and follow the blue blazes along a dirt road a short distance until the trail drops down through the forest about a mile and crosses under the Rt 422 bridge, then goes about 1.7 miles along the shore of Lake Arthur past the dam and then over to McDanels Launch and trailhead . From the McDanels Launch parking area, hike along the crushed limestone Butterfly Trail to the Bike Rental trailhead at N 40 58.451 W 080 07.668. Bathrooms and a concession are available at the parking area. There is a kiosk with map/brochures and park information at the Glacier Ridge Trail (GRT) trailhead. Follow the single track trail along the woods and drop down to the Hidden River Bridge which crosses an arm of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This bridge was built in 1998 by members of the Butler Outdoor Club, a NCT trail affiliate. The trail climbs and crosses the paved North Shore Bicycle Trail and goes on to cross North Shore Drive where there is a small parking area at N 40 58.482 W 080 07.331. The GRT then meanders through woodland about a mile to Camelot Rd which terminates just north of the trail at N 40 58.571 W 080 06.879. The trail travels along a ridge, drops down and crosses a bridge and meets a side trail to the Link Rd Shelters 1.4 miles away at N40 58.317 W 080 05.727. There are three adirondack style shelters, each with a picnic table and fire ring and a pit toilet a short distance away. The GRT climbs, travels along a ridge and drops down to Mt Union Rd trailhead about 1.5 miles away at N 40 58.025 W 080 04.806. The trail circles below a pond and comes to an intersection with a white blazed northern loop trail. Take the trail to the right to the most direct path to the Marina and Davis Hollow Cabin about .8 miles East.Show more
#3 - Glacier Ridge Trail
Moraine State Park
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 8 h 46 m
#4 - Moraine State Park Bike Trail
Moraine State Park
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 6 h 6 m
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#5 - Sunken Garden Trail
Moraine State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
A nice, family-friendly, well-marked gravel multi-use trail by the lake. Accessibility: The trail surface is gravel and typically between three and five feet wide. The grade is steep, with several sections after the first mile and before the last mile having an estimated grade greater than 8%. Wheelchair and stroller users may need assistance in the steeper middle sections or in places where grass has grown in the trail.Show more
#6 - Northwest Lake Arthur Trail
Moraine State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h
#7 - McConnell’s Mill Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
#8 - Pleasant Valley Trail
Moraine State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
This is a mostly off-road run on cross country ski trails with about a half mile of paved road. The scenery is beautiful and there's abundant wildlife. Marked with blue paint markers along the way. Show more
#9 - Kayaking Lake Arthur
Moraine State Park
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Length: 6 mi
#10 - Moraine Trail and Swim
Moraine State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
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