If frozen waterfalls and snow-covered landscapes get your heart pumping, then have I got a list for you!
Here are 50 of my favorite winter waterfalls in Pennsylvania, with maps and directions to each and every one of them.
Some are roadside, others require more extensive (and careful) effort to reach, but ALL are worth seeing in their wintry state.
So follow along as I share with you my 50 favorite winter waterfalls in Pennsylvania, in alphabetical order.
Simply click on the blue text links to view maps/directions/more photos of each waterfall mentioned.
1. Abbott Run Falls
Abbott Run Falls is a series of seldom-seen waterfalls along Abbott Run in the McIntyre Wild Area portion of the Loylasock State Forest.
2. Adams Falls
Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park is is a magnificent winter waterfall, and it is conveniently located almost-roadside along Route 118 in Luzerne County.
3. Alpha Falls
Alpha Falls at McConnells Mill State Park is a breathtaking winter spectacle in Lawrence County, and only a short hike from a parking area above it.
4. Angel Falls
Angel Falls may be THE tallest waterfall in the Loyalsock State Forest, and looks particularly stately after a winter warm-up gets a bit of thawed snow flowing down its 70-foot face.
5. Bear Run Falls
Bear Run Falls is a series of unnamed waterfalls along this Tioga County stream bordering Colton Point State Park, and the first dusting of winter snow makes for an enjoyable off-trail waterfall hike.
6. Big Falls
Big Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County is home to some BIG ice formations, along with equally big challenges to reach it in the winter.
7. Big Run Falls
Big Run Falls is one of the best roadside waterfalls in Sullivan County, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in the winter!
8. Blackberry Run Falls
Blackberry Run Falls is another challenging but rewarding winter waterfall hike on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County.
9. Bohen Run Falls
A little snow and a little ice make for a lovely scene at Bohen Run Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge.
10. Cave Falls
Cave Falls on Cole Run in Somerset County is a superb winter waterfall scene, especially with a blanket of fresh snow coating the Forbes State Forest.
11. Cole Run Falls
Cole Run Falls is one of the prettiest spots in all the Forbes State Forest, especially in the wintertime.
12. Cottonwood Falls
Cottonwood Falls near Worlds End State Park is a popular winter waterfall destination in Sullivan County.
13. Cucumber Falls
Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park is one of the most popular winter waterfalls in western Pennsylvania for a reason!
14. Dry Run Falls
Dry Run Falls is a study in contrast between flowing and frozen water in this winter scene from Sullivan County.
15. Dutchman Falls
Dutchman Falls at the eastern terminus of the Loyalsock Trail is a spellbinding Sullivan County scene in the winter.
16. Dutchmans Run Falls
Dutchmans Run Falls is a series of waterfalls near the ghost town of McIntyre in Lycoming County.
17. Dutters Run Falls
Dutters Run Falls is a series of unnamed waterfalls that runs parallel to a portion of the Loyalsock Trail in Sullivan County.
Fallingwater is one of the most famous houses in the world, and the iconic waterfall it was designed to incorporate its absolutely magical in the winter!
19. Fechter Run Falls
Fechter Run Falls is one of the highlights of a winter hike along the Sugar Run Trail at Ohiopyle State Park.
20. Foundation Falls
Foundation Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County resembles a snow-covered staricase along Quinn Run.
21. Gipson Falls
Gipson Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest hangs onto its ice formations late into the winter due to the steep gorge walls blocking out the thawing rays of the sun.
22. Hell’s Hollow Falls
Hell’s Hollow Falls at McConnells Mill State Park is definitely one of my top 5 prettiest winter waterfalls in Pennsylvania!
23. High Rock Falls
High Rock Falls is one of the reasons Worlds End State Park is so popular in the winter.
24. Jacoby Falls
Jacoby Falls in Lycoming County is home to impressive ice formations every winter.
25. Jerry Run Falls
Jerry Run Falls is an elegant winter waterfall on a tributary of Pine Creek in the southern part of the PA Grand Canyon.
26. Ketchum Run Falls
Ketchum Run Falls is a winter gem located along the lightly-travelled Ketchum Run Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest.
27. Kyler Fork Falls
Kyler Fork Falls is a small but splendid winter waterfall tucked away in the Sproul State Forest in Centre County.
28. Lewis Falls
Another top-5 winter waterfall for me, Lewis Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County is extraordinary in every way.
29. Cascades on Meadow Run
The Casacades on Meadow Run at Ohiopyle State Park are one of the highlights of a fantastic winter loop hike on the Meadow Run Trail.
30. Lower Jonathan Run Falls
31. Lower Twin Falls
The “wall of ice” that forms every year along Heberly Run near Lower Twin Falls in Sullivan County is an amazing spectacle to behold.
32. Miners Run Falls
Miners Run Falls, located in the McIntyre Wild Area of Lycoming County, is a series of six magnificent waterfalls all located within 0.6 miles of Rock Run Road.
33. Natural Waterslides at Ohiopyle State Park
The Natural Waterslides on Meadow Run at Ohiopyle State Park are a dazzling roadside attraction in Fayette County.
34. Ohiopyle Falls
Ohiopyle Falls, the “Niagra Falls of Western Pennsylvania“, is a poweful sight and sound to behold in the winter.
35. Pack Saddle Bridge and Waterfall
The snow-covered Pack Saddle Bridge and waterfall is one of the iconic symbols of winter in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.
36. Quinn Run Falls
The multi-tiered Quinn Run Falls is a rewarding winter sight when hiking on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County.
37. Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls is one of the many wonderful winter sights at Trough Creek State Park in Huntingdon County.
38. Rosecrans Falls
Rosecrans Falls in Clinton County is an exquisite combination of ice and flowing water in the winter.
39. Shanty Run Falls
Shanty Run Falls is a graceful winter waterfall destination in the heart of State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County.
40. Stone Quarry Run Falls
Stone Quarry Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail is a pleasant winter hiking or cross-country skiing destination in Tioga County.
41. Sugar Run Falls
Sugar Run Falls is one of the best frozen waterfalls in western PA, conveniently located at the intersection of the Mitchell Trail and the Great Allegheny Passage in Fayette County.
42. Sullivan Falls
Sullivan Falls is transformed in to a cauldron of snow and ice in the winter months, a far cry from the swimming hole it is known as in the summer.
43. Table Falls
44. Upper Jonathan Run Falls
Upper Jonathan Run Falls is a popular winter hiking destination at Ohiopyle State Park.
45. Upper Twin Falls
Intricate ice formations adorn Upper Twin Falls on Heberly Run in Sullivan County like icy jewelry in the winter.
46. Vinegar Run Falls
Vinegar Run Falls is literally roadside along Route 154 near Worlds End State Park.
47. Water Tank Hollow Falls
Water Tank Hollow Falls is located alongside the Pine Creek Rail Trail just outside of Blackwell in Tioga County.
48. Wykoff Run Falls
49. Yoder Falls
Not only is Yoder Falls the tallest waterfall in Somerset County, it’s also one of the best winter waterfalls in the Laurel Highlands.
50. Yost Run Falls
Yost Run Falls is a superb winter waterfall hike in Centre County, and a great way to spend a snowy day in the Sproul State Forest.
So there you have it – 50 of the best winter waterfalls in Pennsylvania!
Could I make the list longer?
But 50 is a nice round number, and if that number doesn’t motivate you to get out and about this winter to explore the best frozen waterfalls in Pennsylvania, then I doubt 60 or 75 or even 100 will either!
So do yourself a favor – don’t hibernate this winter.
Celebrate this winter!
Explore all that Pennsylvania has to offer, including some of the best winter waterfalls you’ll find anywhere in the USA!
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