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Slippery Rock Gorge Trail is designated as part of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

The Slippery Rock Gorge was designated a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1974 and became a State Park Natural Area in 1998. The steep-sided gorge contains numerous rocky outcrops, boulders, old growth forest, waterfalls and rare plants. Cleland Rock Overlook is a great place to view the gorge.

Also part of the natural area, Hell's Hollow has a wide array of wildflowers and habitats in addition to what is seen in the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. A hiking trail leads to a cascading waterfall and an old lime kiln.

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail is the longest trail in the park and extends from Hell's Hollow to Eckert Bridge. This six-mile, non-loop trail is designated as part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. This is a long, and in places, difficult trail. Please stay on the trail for your safety.

Directions: From New Castle, PA, Take Rt. 388 (east of New Castle) to Shaffer Road to reach trailhead parking. It will be about 2 miles from 388.

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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