Exploring Darling Run Falls in Tioga County

Darling Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania

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.

Map to Darling Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
Map to Darling Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania

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.

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

A number of picturesque cascades below the falls add to the natural beauty of the scene.

Darling Run Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail
Darling Run Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail

Occasionally during a heavy rain event, a tall, intermittent waterfall emerges from the hillside just below Darling Run Falls.

A seasonal tributary of Darlin Run in Tioga County Pennsylvania
A seasonal tributary of Darlin Run in Tioga County Pennsylvania

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.


Nearby Attractions

Chimney Hollow Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the Pine Creek Gorge, is located nearby off of Owassee Road.

The author at Chimney Hollow Falls in Tioga County.

Bear Run, located off of Colton Road, features no less than a half-dozen waterfalls on a 0.6 mile stretch of stream.

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

Colton Point State Park features plenty of outstanding views of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

Looking out over Pine Creek from Colton Point State Park
Looking out over Pine Creek from Colton Point State Park

Colton Point also features a waterfall trail that leads to Rexford Branch Falls and eventually the banks of Pine Creek itself.

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

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.

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

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.

The waterfalls closest to the bottom of the Turkey Path.
The waterfalls closest to the bottom of the Turkey Path.

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