Darling Run Falls is a small but attractive roadside waterfall in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Located in the Tioga State Forest, the falls are 0.6 miles upstream from where Darling Run passes under the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
So hiking upstream from the rail trail is certainly an option for seeing Darling Run Falls.
However, there is a much easier way.
How to Find Darling Run Falls in Tioga County
The easiest way to see Darling Run Falls is to simply pull off of Darling Run Road near the bridge above the falls and hike down to them.
The bridge can be found at GPS coordinates 41.72555, -77.41770.
The falls are 100 yards downstream from the bridge.
Standing on the bridge, facing downstream, hike down the left side of the stream to view Darling Run Falls.
Exploring the Falls
Darling Run Falls checks in at around 8 feet tall and maybe twice as wide when it’s running full-tilt.
A number of picturesque cascades below the falls add to the natural beauty of the scene.
Occasionally during a heavy rain event, a tall, intermittent waterfall emerges from the hillside just below Darling Run Falls.
If you continue to follow Darling Run downstream, it will bring you out at the Pine Creek Rail Trail in another half-mile.
While I wouldn’t call this a “destination waterfall” by any means, Darling Run Falls makes a quick and easy pit stop on your way to other Pine Creek Gorge locations.
Chimney Hollow Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the Pine Creek Gorge, is located nearby off of Owassee Road.
Bear Run, located off of Colton Road, features no less than a half-dozen waterfalls on a 0.6 mile stretch of stream.
Colton Point State Park features plenty of outstanding views of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
Colton Point also features a waterfall trail that leads to Rexford Branch Falls and eventually the banks of Pine Creek itself.
And of course it takes two sides to make a canyon.
Be sure to check out Leonard Harrison State Park and the views of the Pine Creek Gorge from that side as well.
Leonard Harrison is also home to the famous Turkey Path waterfall trail, which takes you from the top of the PA Grand Canyon all the way to the bottom.
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