Exploring Benjamin Hollow Falls in Tioga County

Benjamin Hollow Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania

Benjamin Hollow Falls is a beautiful, multi-tiered waterfall located just off the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

How to Find Benjamin Hollow Falls

Benjamin Hollow Falls is located 3 miles north of the Blackwell trail head of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

A map to Pine Island Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
A map to Benjamin Hollow Falls in Tioga County.

The easiest way to reach Benjamin Hollow Falls is simply to ride your bike out the rail trail from Blackwell to the Benjamin Hollow stream crossing, and then make the 5 minute hike upstream to the falls.

The Blackwell trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.
The Blackwell trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

One mile into your trip, you’ll pass Stone Quarry Run Falls.

Stone Quarry Run Falls in mid-March 2019.
Stone Quarry Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

Two miles into your trip, you’ll pass Water Tank Hollow Falls.

Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County Pennsylvania.
Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

And a three miles into your trip, you’ll reach Benjamin Hollow, clearly marked by a signpost next to the rail trail bridge over the stream.

Benjamin Hollow signpost along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County PA
Benjamin Hollow signpost along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County

If you prefer to navigate via GPS, use coordinates 41.59599, -77.39450 to get to Benjamin Hollow Falls.

Benjamin Hollow Falls is visible from Pine Creek Rail Trail, but if you’re like me, you’ll want a closer look.

Benjamin Hollow Falls as viewed from the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.
Benjamin Hollow Falls as viewed from the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

Exploring Benjamin Hollow Falls

An old railroad grade up the right hand side of Benjamin Hollow makes for a fairly straightforward hike.

Stacked stone retaining wall along the old railroad grade next to Benjamin Hollow Falls.
Stacked stone retaining wall along the old railroad grade next to Benjamin Hollow Falls.

The bottom section of Benjamin Hollow Falls, visible from the rail grade up the right side, is safely in the 15-20 foot tall range.

Side view of Benjamin Hollow Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County PA
Side view of Benjamin Hollow Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

From the streambed, you can see that there is another section of the falls that winds around to the right.

Benjamin Hollow Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge.
Benjamin Hollow Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge.

The final 6-8 foot section up top is visible by continuing up the old rail grade on the right hand side of the stream.

Top tier of Benjamin Hollow Falls in the PA Grand Canyon.
Top tier of Benjamin Hollow Falls in the PA Grand Canyon.

Standing on top of Benjamin Hollow Falls and facing Pine Creek makes for a fine view as well!

View from the top of Benjamin Hollow Falls in Tioga County PA
View from the top of Benjamin Hollow Falls in Tioga County

If you’re looking to continue your waterfall explorations after visiting Benjamin Hollow Falls, proceed up the rail trail another mile to Pine Island Run Falls.

Downstream view of Pine Island Run Falls in Tioga County.
Downstream view of Pine Island Run Falls in Tioga County.

Otherwise, simply follow the Pine Creek Rail Trail back to Blackwell.

The Pine Creek Rail Trail near Benjamin Hollow Falls.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail near Benjamin Hollow Falls.

Still not convinced you need to explore Benjamin Hollow Falls?

Then check out this video!


Nearby Attractions

You’ll find Campells Run Falls five miles further north on the Pine Creek Rail Trail, near the Tiadaghton trailhead.

Campbells Run Falls near Tiadaghton PA in Tioga County
The author at Campbells Run Falls near Tiadaghton.

Amphitheatre Falls is also located near the Tiadaghton trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

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

Sand Run Falls is located just east of Blackwell in Tioga County.

Rusty Glessner at Sand Run Falls along the Mid State Trail
The author at Sand Run Falls in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Chimney Hollow Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Tioga County.

The author at Chimney Hollow Falls in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Bohen Run Falls is located on the opposite side of Pine Creek, but accessed from the same Blackwell parking area as Pine Island Run Falls.

The author at Bohen Run Falls.
The author at Bohen Run Falls in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Bear Run is one of the most prolific waterfall streams in Tioga County.

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

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