28 Must-See Waterfalls in Sullivan County PA

Ferns adorn the rocks near Big Falls on State Game Lands 13, Sullivan County, PA.

The waterfalls in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania number in excess of 100!

Triple Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest stand approximately 30 feet tall.
Triple Falls in Sullivan County.

From roadside attractions to secluded nooks in the forest, they lie scattered across State Forests, State Parks, and State Game Lands.

The view of Big Run Falls from Sullivan Falls Road.
The view of Big Run Falls from Sullivan Falls Road.

So many waterfalls exist in Sullivan County that it can be overwhelming when trying to decide which ones to visit first.

Little Swamp Run Falls near Hillsgrove in Sullivan County Pennsylvania.
Little Swamp Run Falls near Hillsgrove in Sullivan County.

So what I’ve done here is give you an alphabetical list of my 25 favorite waterfalls in Sullivan County, complete with links to maps, detailed directions, and additional photos of each waterfall.

Ketchum Run Falls in the winter.
Ketchum Run Falls in the winter.

Simply follow the blue text link in each waterfall description to view its corresponding write-up and directions.

A side view of Emerald Falls in Sullivan County Pennsylvania.
Emerald Falls in Sullivan County.

Bookmark this article for future use, and enjoy exploring the waterfalls of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania!

Ice formations surrounding Lewis Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.
Ice formations surrounding Lewis Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.

Alpine Falls

Alpine Falls is located along the Loyalsock Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest, near Worlds End State Park.

Alpine Falls in Sullivan County.
Alpine Falls in Sullivan County.

Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sullivan County, and is located in the Loyalsock State Forest, just off the Loyalsock Trail.

Summer at Angel Falls in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Summer at Angel Falls in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

Big Falls

Big Falls is located on State Game Lands 13 and is one of the more challenging waterfalls to get to in Sullivan County.

A wall of ice surrounding Big Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.
A wall of ice surrounding Big Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.

Big Run Falls

Big Run Falls is an outstanding roadside waterfall located on State Game Lands 13, not far from Ricketts Glen State Park.

Big Run Falls, just up the hill from Sullivan Falls.
Big Run Falls, just up the hill from Sullivan Falls.

Blackberry Run Falls

Blackberry Run Falls can be found on State Game Lands 13 near Jamison City.

Blue skies over Blackberry Run Falls.
Blue skies over Blackberry Run Falls in Sullivan County.

Cottonwood Falls

Cottonwood Falls is located in the Loyalsock State Forest along the Double Run Trail, near Worlds End State Park.

Cottonwood Falls along the Double Run Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Cottonwood Falls along the Double Run Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Dry Run Falls

Dry Run Falls may be the most popular roadside waterfall in Sullivan County.

Late autumn at Dry Run Falls near Hillsgrove, PA.
Late autumn at Dry Run Falls near Hillsgrove, PA.

Dutchman Falls

Dutchman Falls is located near the eastern terminus of the Loyalsock Trail, just off Route 220.

Dutchman Falls in the summer.
Dutchman Falls in the summer.

Dutters Run Falls

Dutters Run Falls is a series of 6 waterfalls located along Dutters Run in the Loyalsock State Forest, not far from previously mentioned Dry Run Falls.

Second Falls on Dutters Run in October.
Second Falls on Dutters Run in October.

East Branch Falls

East Branch Falls is located in the Loyalsock State Forest in western Sullivan County, near Hillsgrove.

East Branch Falls on Mill Creek in the Loyalsock State Forest
East Branch Falls on Mill Creek in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Emerald Falls

Emerald Falls is a picturesque 15 foot-tall waterfall on Swamp Run, north of Hillsgrove.

Downstream view of Emerald Falls along Swamp Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Downstream view of Emerald Falls.

Gipson Falls

Gipson Falls is located just downstream from Angel Falls on Falls Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Gipson Falls in Sullivan County.
Gipson Falls in Sullivan County.

High Rock Falls

High Rock Falls is located at Worlds End State Park, along the High Rock Trail in Sullivan County.

High Rock Falls along the High Rock Trail at Worlds End State Park.
High Rock Falls along the High Rock Trail at Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County.

Ketchum Run Falls

Ketchum Run Falls is located along the Ketchum Run Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Ketchum Run Falls in the summer.
Ketchum Run Falls in the summer.

Lee’s Falls

Lee’s Falls is located along the Loyalsock Trail in the Ketchum Run Gorge.

A summer view of Lee's Falls on Ketchum Run.
A summer view of Lee’s Falls on Ketchum Run in Sullivan County.

Lewis Falls

Lewis Falls is located on State Game Lands 13, along Heberly Run.

An autumn view of Lewis Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.
An autumn view of Lewis Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.

Little Swamp Run Falls

Little Swamp Run Falls is an 8 foot-tall waterfall located a quarter mile upstream from Emerald Falls.

Close-up of Little Swamp Run Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Close-up of Little Swamp Run Falls.

Middle Branch Falls

Middle Branch Falls is located in the Mill Creek watershed in western Sullivan County.

Middle Branch Falls on Mill Creek in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Middle Branch Falls on Mill Creek in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

Mineral Spring Falls

Mineral Spring Falls is located near Worlds End State Park in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Mineral Spring Falls in Sullivan County PA
Mineral Spring Falls in Sullivan County PA

Pigeon Run Falls

Pigeon Run Falls is located along Pigeon Run on State Game Lands 13.

Pigeon Run Falls in Sullivan County surrounded by fall foliage.
Pigeon Run Falls in Sullivan County surrounded by fall foliage.

Quinn Run Falls

Quinn Run Falls is located off-trail on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County.

Quinn Run Falls on a spring day.
Quinn Run Falls on a spring day.

Rode Falls

Rode Falls is located along the Loyalsock Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest, downstream from Lee’s Falls and Ketchum Run Falls.

A summer view of Rode Falls on Ketchum Run, along the Loyalsock Trail.
A summer view of Rode Falls on Ketchum Run, along the Loyalsock Trail in Sullivan County.

Rusty Run Falls

Rusty Run Falls is reached via a short hike from Shanerburg Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.

A downstream view of Rusty Run Falls.
A downstream view of Rusty Run Falls.

Shanty Run Falls

Shanty Run Falls is located in a remote glen on State Game Lands 13.

Shanty Run Falls on an autumn morning.
Shanty Run Falls on an autumn morning in Sullivan County.

Sullivan Falls

Sullivan Falls is an almost-roadside waterfall on the western edge of State Game Lands 13.

The famous rope swing at Sullivan Falls.
The famous rope swing at Sullivan Falls.

Tamarack Falls

Tamarack Falls is located near Sones Pond in the Loyalsock State Forest, a short hike from Loyalsock Road.

A rainbow at the base of Tamarack Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest.
A rainbow at the base of Tamarack Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest, Sullivan County PA.

Triple Falls

Triple Falls is a 25 foot-tall, triple-tiered waterfall located 0.4 miles upstream from Emerald Falls, along Swamp Run.

Triple Falls in March 2022.
Triple Falls in Sullivan County.

Twin Falls

Twin Falls is a pair of waterfalls located midway between Lewis Falls and Big Falls on State Game Lands 13.

A late summer view of Upper Twin Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.
A late summer view of Upper Twin Falls on State Game Lands 13 in Sullivan County, PA.

So there you have it – the 28 best waterfalls in Sullivan County – and all the information you need to find each and every one of them!

Still not enough?

Then check out the 5 best waterfall hikes in neighboring Lycoming County!

Jacoby Falls after torrential summer rains.
Jacoby Falls in Lycoming County, after torrential summer rains.

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