East Park Falls in Connellsville, Pennsylvania is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in the Laurel Highlands.
Located in a city-owned park in the heart of town, Connell Run (a tributary of the nearby Youghiogheny River) is home to a two-tiered waterfall at the end of a 100 yard long trail.
How to Find East Park Falls in Connellsville
Locate just a block off of Cherry Lane in Connellsville, navigate to GPS coordinates 40.01736, -79.58305 to find the parking lot inside East Park.
From the parking lot it’s an easy hike across a bridge over Connell Run and upstream to the falls.
The trail brings you right up to the base of the lower tier of East Park Falls.
Continue up the trail on the left side of Connell Run to see the upper tier of East Park Falls up close and personal.
Simply backtrack to your vehicle when you’ve finished checking out East Park Falls.
This is a quick and easy hike that almost anyone can do, and a splendid little waterfall in the heart of a city park.
Sort of reminds me of Nay Aug Falls in the heart of Scranton in that respect.
Still not convinced you need to explore East Park Falls?
Then check out this video!
Fayette County is home to plenty of famous attractions, perhaps none more famous than Fallingwater, approximately 13 miles to the south.
Robinson Falls, located on the western edge of Connellsville, is rumored to be a one-time campsite of George Washington during the French and Indian War.
Hippie Shower Falls is located 2.75 miles outside of Connellsville, along the Great Allegheny Passage.
Ohiopyle State Park, located approximately 15 miles south of Connellsville, is home to 10 incredible waterfalls.
If scenic overlooks are your thing, then be sure to check out Baughman Rock Overlook at Ohiopyle as well.
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