Kelly’s Run Pinnacle Nature Preserve

Preserve with hiking trails

A ravine and a large tributary of Kelly’s Run creates this beautiful hollow in Martic Township, which features one of Lancaster County’s few remaining old-growth forests. Springtime brings an abundance of wildflowers.

The site features mature timber, in the form of oaks and maples, and steep paths that ascend from an elevation of 400 feet to 700 feet along rugged trails.  Hillside seeps and marshy vegetation sustain many amphibians and a variety of wildlife including opossums, deer, and turkey can often be found on the preserve.

Click here for a map of the preserve showing trails, parking areas, and overlooks. Hike at your own risk. The preserve is managed jointly by the Lancaster County Conservancy and PA DCNR.  Visit the Conservancy website at to learn more about hiking, hunting, and parking conditions and any restrictions.

Old Holtwood Rd, Holtwood, PA 17532

(717) 392-7891