Exploring East Park Falls in Fayette County

East Park Falls Connellsville, Fayette County

East Park Falls in Connellsville, Pennsylvania is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in the Laurel Highlands.

How to find East Park Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania
Map to find East Park Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania

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.

East Park Falls Connellsville PA Fayette County
East Park Falls Connellsville PA

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.

How to find East Park Falls in Fayette County Pennsylvania
The trail from parking area to East Park Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania.

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.

Close-up of East Park Falls in Connellsville PA
Close-up of East Park Falls in Connellsville PA

Continue up the trail on the left side of Connell Run to see the upper tier of East Park Falls up close and personal.

Upper East Park Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania
Upper East Park Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania

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.

Nay Aug Falls on Roaring Brook in Lackawanna County
Nay Aug Falls in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Still not convinced you need to explore East Park Falls?

Then check out this video!


Nearby Attractions

Fayette County is home to plenty of famous attractions, perhaps none more famous than Fallingwater, approximately 13 miles to the south.

Fallingwater as seen from the "Classic View" on the Visitor Center map.
Fallingwater as seen from the “Classic View” on the Visitor Center map.

Just down the road from Fallingwater is Ohiopyle State Park, home to at least 10 incredible waterfalls, perhaps none more beautiful than Cucumber Falls.

An autumn view of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.
An autumn view of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

If scenic overlooks are your thing, then be sure to check out Baughman Rock Overlook at Ohiopyle as well.

The author photographing an autumn sunrise at Baughman Rock Overlook.
The author photographing an autumn sunrise at Baughman Rock Overlook in Fayette County.

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