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Hike to Slippery Rock Creek from Hell's Hollow

Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

based on 3 reviews



4.6 miles

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Added by Adam Ryan

A fun and challenging little hike from Hell's Hollow to Slippery Rock Creek that follows the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail.

This nicely groomed trail starts at Hell's Hollow and branches off to the left. The trails total length is 24 miles long, but we chose to start off slow and go with an out and back just to the creek. This is a 2.3 mile hike one way which also has some steep inclines and a few switch backs.

The start of the trail winds you up the first hill and leads you across a few bridges and streams. Once on top you will find a cozy little cave to take a break in if you want to take in the scenery and a trickling water fall about a mile and a half down the trail.

The trail then gets a little easier with a downhill stretch of a couple hundred feet to another stream and waterfall.

The final hill is the steepest but much smaller than the first, at least it felt like it. Just keep telling yourself it is worth it because on the other side is a beautiful little beach with 5 little waterfalls that flow right into the Slippery Rock Creek. It is a great place to hang out and relax, or just regroup before you carry on with the rest of the trail.

Heading back the same thing applies, just a couple little inclines and you are home free. Just make sure to give yourself a couple hours to hike this if you are planning on relaxing by the creek for a while.

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Hike to Slippery Rock Creek from Hell's Hollow Reviews

We love this hike. There is a little waterfall, and then if you cut back, you can hike all the way into McConnels Mill. It's pretty good for kids, as long as they can do some miles, and ok for dogs as well. However, the trail narrows in a few spots, which can get tricky.

HH is a great little strip of the best nature has to offer

After all the times I have been to McConnells Mill, I have yet to hike to Hell's Hollow. This weekend I am going to change that! Really looking forward to this adventure. Thank you for sharing!

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