If you’re looking for directions to Hinckston Run Falls in Cambria County, you’re in the right place!
Hinckston Run Falls is a man-made roadside waterfall formed by the outflow of the Hinckston Run Reservoir near Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
The waterfall can best be viewed from the intersection of Waterfall Drive and Honan Avenue.
In fact, some locals refer to this as Honan Avenue Falls.
The road is the ONLY place you are permitted to view the waterfall from, as all of the land around the falls themselves are posted as a “No Trespassing” zone.
The GPS coordinates for the intersection are 40.37117, -78.89085.
History of Hinckston Run Falls
The Hinckston Run Reservoir was built by the Cambria Steel Company (formerly the Cambria Iron Company) in 1904 to provide a steady supply of water for their steel mills in nearby Johnstown.
The reservoir became property of the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1923, and title was transferred to the Cambria-Somerset Authority in 2000.
The waterfall is located at the end of a 600 yard-long channel that diverts the outflow from the 103-acre reservoir over a 60-foot tall cliff, forming the “waterfall” you see today.
And while it isn’t a true “natural” waterfall, it does make for a pleasant roadside pit stop if you’re in the Johnstown area.
17 Must-See Attractions in Cambria County is your guide to even more great things to see and do near Hinckston Run Falls.
Yoder Falls in neighboring Somerset County requires a short-but-steep hike on property owned by the City of Johnstown (but open to public hiking).
Cole Run Falls, also located in neighboring Somerset County, is nearly-roadside in the Forbes State Forest.
Buttermilk Falls in neighboring Indiana County offers you the chance to walk behind one of the tallest natural waterfalls in western Pennsylvania!
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