EVENT

WHEN:
DATE: 10/24/2023
TIME: 9:00am-12:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)
MILEAGE: 4-6 miles


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water!  Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)
Join me for this very special very scenic 2 section hike the club doesn’t get to very often. We will hike along the Susquehanna and up probably the most beautiful stream valley you’ve seen this close to home. Kelly’s Run has over 500’ of elevation gain in two miles of upward hiking over tumbled rocks and past many small waterfalls and pools of water. There are tons of Rhododendron in this incredibly beautiful shaded gorge. Lots of rock scrambling and 5 primitive stream crossings, so boots and poles are suggested. When back at cars we will drive 7 minutes to Pinnacle Overlook for a spectacular view over 600’above the Susquehanna. We may explore further some of the trails along the ridge. Bring lots of water, lunch & bug spray. Lunch will be on a large rock outcropping overlooking the river.
Note: The main Kelly’s Run Hike is a 4 mile loop but is strenuous and will feel like 7 miles. Hikers should be in decent physical condition but we will hike at the leader’s pace, take breaks and take our time to enjoy this very scenic area.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged. The detailed driving directions will take you to the lot with picnic pavilion.
The hike will be canceled if it has rained before or is forecast during the hike. Be alert for a forum notice if weather looks questionable.
LOCATION

WHERE:
Kelly’s Run Nature Preserve

NEAREST ADDRESS:
101 Street Road
Holtwood,  PA 17532

EXACT COORDINATES:
39.84066, -76.3164

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
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PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
Yes

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:
From DE-273 at the DE/MD stateline. Take MD-273 (Telegraph Rd) W for 1.4 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to stay on MD-273 W for 8.9 mi. Turn right onto MD-272 (Chrome Rd) N for 1.2 mi. Continue onto PA-272 (Chrome Rd) N for 0.9 mi. Turn left to stay on PA-272 (Christine/Nottingham Rd) N for 11.8 mi. Will cross US-1 along the way. Turn right to stay on PA-272 (Lancaster Pk) for 0.4 mi. Bear left to stay on PA-272 (Lancaster Pk) for 6.9 mi. Turn left at Friendly Dr to loop around the town of Buck for 0.3 mi. Bear left onto PA-372 (Holtwood Rd) W for 4.3 mi. Turn right onto Hilldale Rd for 0.1 mi. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Old Holtwood Rd for 0.8 mi. At the intersection of Old Holtwood, Crystal and Street Roads, bear right onto Street Road. The lot will be on the right. .


LOCATION NOTES:

Formerly Holtwood Nature Preserve

OTHER

FUTURE HERE:
Kelly’s Run Nature Preserve/Pinnacle Overlook - 06/18/2024 - 9:00am-1:00pm
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