25 Must-See Waterfalls in Tioga County PA

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Campbells Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania

From the mild to the wild – the waterfalls in Tioga County PA are something to behold!

Tioga County, Pennsylvania is synonymous with the Pine Creek Gorge, AKA the PA Grand Canyon.

Looking out over the Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park.

But feeding Pine Creek at the base of the gorge are hundreds of small streams, containing hundreds if not thousands of waterfalls great and small.

Waterfalls on Little Fourmile Run next to the Turkey Path.
Waterfalls on Little Fourmile Run next to the Turkey Path.

And while the sheer number of streams and waterfalls may seem overwhelming to would-be hikers and explorers, I’m going to help you out.

What I’m about to present you with is my hand-picked list of 25 must-see waterfalls in Tioga County PA, arranged alphabetically.

Rusty Glessner at Lower Bear Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
The author at Lower Bear Run Falls in Tioga County

Some are easy to get to, or nearly roadside.

Others present a challenge for even the most experienced hikers.

Simply click on the link / blue text in each waterfall description to see maps, directions, and additional photos of that waterfall.

Whether you’re new to hiking, new to exploring the PA Grand Canyon, or a seasoned veteran, this guide is sure to entertain and educate you as you learn about some of the best waterfalls in Tioga County, PA!


Amphitheatre Falls

Amphitheater Falls on Campbells Run in Tioga County PA
Amphitheater Falls on Campbells Run in Tioga County PA

Amphitheater Falls on Campbells Run, near Tiadaghton, is a 25-footer surrounded by an amphitheater of rock at least twice as high.


Bear Run Falls

Bear Run Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge area of Pennsylvania
Bear Run Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge area of Pennsylvania

Bear Run Falls is actually a series of 5 waterfalls located on Bear Run near Colton Point State Park.

The first one you’re likely to encounter on your hike downstream from Colton Road is shown above.

The second..

Waterfalls along Bear Run in the PA Grand Canyon
Waterfalls along Bear Run in the PA Grand Canyon

The third…

Falls on Bear Run in Tioga County PA
Falls on Bear Run in Tioga County PA

The fourth…

Waterfalls on Bear Run in Tioga County Pennsylvania
Waterfalls on Bear Run in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

And the fifth, rarely seen in photos because getting below it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT!

Lower Bear Run Falls in Tioga County, PA
Lower Bear Run Falls in Tioga County, PA

Bohen Run Falls

The author at Bohen Run Falls.
The author at Bohen Run Falls.

Bohen Run Falls is located 2 miles from Blackwell, along the aptly-named Bohen Trail.


Burdic Run Falls

Hiker at Burdic Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
Triumphant hiker at Burdic Run Falls in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Burdic Run Falls, just off the Seimons Trail, is a 60-foot tall waterfall that’s rarely seen or photographed, owing to the degree of difficulty descending to its base.


Campbells Run Falls

Campbells Run Falls near Tiadaghton PA
Campbells Run Falls near Tiadaghton PA

Campbells Run Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail’s Tiadaghton parking area is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in all of Tioga County.


Chimney Hollow Falls

Steve standing on Chimney Hollow Falls, for a sense of scale.
Steve standing on Chimney Hollow Falls, for a sense of scale.

Chimney Hollow Falls off of Owassee Road is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area.


Darling Run Falls

Darling Run Falls in the Tioga State Forest Pennsylvania
Darling Run Falls in the Tioga State Forest

Darling Run Falls is a nearly-roadside waterfall, located just off Darling Run Road and Route 362.


Four Mile Run Falls

Fourmile Run Falls on a summer afternoon.
Fourmile Run Falls on a summer afternoon.

Four Mile Run Falls is a 20-footer located off trail, along Four Mile Run near Colton Point State Park.


Jerry Run Falls

The author at Jerry Run Falls
The author at Jerry Run Falls

Jerry Run Falls is located along the Bohen Trail near Blackwell, the same trail used to access to Bohen Run Falls.


Mine Hole Run Falls

Mine Hole Run Falls in Tioga County
Mine Hole Run Falls in Tioga County

Mine Hole Run Falls is a roadside waterfall located just off of Mine Hole Road, 2.5 miles north of Cedar Run.


Rexford Branch Falls

Rexford Branch Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area.
Rexford Branch Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area.

Rexford Branch Falls is located along the Turkey Path at Colton Point State Park.


Stone Quarry Run Falls

Stone Quarry Run Falls in mid-March 2019.
Stone Quarry Run Falls in mid-March 2019.

Stone Quarry Run Falls is an easy-to-reach waterfall along the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Blackwell.


Turkey Path Falls

The uppermost waterfall along the Turkey Path at Leonard Harrison State Park.
The uppermost waterfall along the Turkey Path at Leonard Harrison State Park.

The Turkey Path at Leonard Harrison Harrison State Park runs parallel to Little Four Mile Run (home to 4 waterfalls) as it winds its way to the bottom of the PA Grand Canyon, where it meets the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

The first waterfall you’ll encounter as you make your way down the Turkey Path (assuming you start at the top) is pictured above.

The second…

Fall foliage around the tallest waterfalls along the Turkey Path.
Fall foliage around the tallest waterfalls along the Turkey Path.

The third…

Waterfall on Little Fourmile Run along the Turkey Path.
Waterfall on Little Fourmile Run along the Turkey Path.

And the fourth falls, just above the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Waterfalls near the intersection of the Turkey Path and the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Waterfalls near the intersection of the Turkey Path and the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Water Tank Hollow Falls

A downstream view of Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County, PA..
A downstream view of Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County, PA..

Water Tank Hollow Falls is located just off the Pine Creek Rail Trail, 2 miles north of Blackwell.


So there you have it!

A list of 25 must-see Tioga County PA waterfalls to either get you started, or expand your horizons, as you explore the nooks and crannies of the Pine Creek Gorge and its surroundings.

Red trillium blooming near Chimney Hollow Falls.
Red trillium blooming near Chimney Hollow Falls in Tioga County PA.

As with any hiking endeavor anywhere in PA (or anywhere in the world for that matter), come prepared with the proper gear, a solid plan, and common sense.

If a hike looks too challenging for you it – don’t do it!

Rusty Glessner at Amphitheater Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
The author at Amphitheater Falls in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Nearby Attractions

Looking for even MORE opportunities to explore waterfalls is the mountains of north central Pennsylvania?

Then be sure to check out my 25 Must-See Waterfalls in Sullivan County PA!

Ferns adorn the rocks near Big Falls on State Game Lands 13, Sullivan County, PA.
A summer view of Big Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.

Just beyond Tioga County’s southern border, you can see nearly 20 waterfalls by doing the 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Lycoming County.

An autumn scene from the fourth waterfall on Miners Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
An autumn scene from the fourth waterfall on Miners Run in the Lycoming County.

And let’s not forget the Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania’s most famous waterfall hike.

21 named waterfalls on a 4 mile loop hike in Luzerne County.

Wyandot Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania.
Wyandot Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park in Luzerne County..

That’s nearly 100 waterfalls in just 4 counties!

Summer view of the fifth waterfall on Miners Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
The author and daughter at Miners Run in Lycoming County.

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