Kellys Run Pinnacle Nature Preserve
Preserve with hiking trails
A ravine and a large tributary of Kellys 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. Inside the preserve a Pollinator Park is in progress that will restore 14 acres of an abandoned community park into pollinator and wildlife habitat to be a refuge for native bees and pollinators including the rare monarch.
Enjoy a strenuous hike on Kellys Run Trail, a national recreation trail which also serves as a section of the Conestoga Trail. The Kellys Run Trail is 3.8 mile loop that traverses difficult and steep terrain that requires multiple stream crossings and scrambles across bedrock and boulders. As part of the Conestoga Trail, Kellys Run Nature Preserve is connected to Pinnacle Overlook by a network of trails.
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 www.lancasterconservancy.org to learn more about hiking, hunting, and parking conditions and any restrictions.
Old Holtwood Rd, Holtwood, PA 17532