Slippery Rock Gorge Trail

McConnells Mill State Park, Pennsylvania 16051

Distance1.6mi
Elevation Gain2,191ft
Trailhead Elevation965ft
Top1,180ft
Elevation Min/Max930/1180ft
Elevation Start/End965/965ft

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail is a hiking trail in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. It is within McConnells Mill State Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 965 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,191 feet. This trail connects with the following: Eckert Bridge Road.

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Part of the North Country National Scenic Trail, this is without a doubt one of the most challenging hikes you can do. Though just more than 6.0 miles long, it is very steep, particularly in the northeastern end of McConnells Mill State Park, near Eckert Bridge. It’s worth visiting, though. Slippery Rock Gorge is a place of dramatic scenery— but you’ll want to do this as a shuttle hike.

Slippery Rock Gorge is as magnificent a site as you will see anywhere. Deep, with Slippery Rock Creek pouring over giant boulders, fast enough to qualify as whitewater, it’s a place of awe-inspiring scenery. Hiking it, though, is equally extreme.

You’ll have to make several steep climbs—you climb and drop, climb and drop more than once—on trails that can be narrow, so caution is in order here. This shouldn’t be your first hike, either. Tackle this one only after you’ve worked yourself into shape elsewhere."

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Trail Information

McConnells Mill State Park
Nearby City
McConnells Mill State Park
Parks
McConnells Mill State Park
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Jul 2018