Exploring Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest

Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Mill Creek Falls is an idyllic 12-foot tall waterfall located just minutes from Hillsgrove in Sullivan County.

How to find Mill Creek Falls in Sullivan County Pennsylvania.
A map to Mill Creek Falls in Sullivan County.

How to Find Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest

Time needed: 10 minutes.

  1. From Route 87 in Hillsgrove turn onto Mill Creek Road (a dirt forest road) and travel 1.5 miles to an unmarked but obvious parking area on your right.

    If navigating by GPS, use coordinates 41.45748, -76.72368 to find the parking area for Mill Creek Falls.

    The Mill Creek Falls parking area along Mill Creek Road.

  2. Look for the Mill Creek Falls trailhead, marked by a faint yellow blaze and an “Area Closed to Camping” sign.

    The Mill Creek Falls Trail in the Loyalsock State Forest near Hillsgrove Pennsylvania.

  3. Follow the Mill Creek Falls trail downhill for 200 yards to the top of Mill Creek Falls.

    Mill Creek Falls near Hillsgrove Pennsylvania.


Viewing Mill Creek Falls

Mill Creek is a picturesque tributary of Loyalsock Creek.

Mill Creek in the Loyalsock State Forest near Hillsgrove Pennsylvania.
Mill Creek in the Loyalsock State Forest near Hillsgrove.

And while Mill Creek Falls is certainly not the tallest waterfall in the area, the rocky grotto around makes it quite photogenic.

Stream-level view of Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Stream-level view of Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Mill Creek Falls is a popular swimming hole in the summer months, so get there early in the day if you want to see it in relative solitude.

A downstream view of Mill Creek Falls in Sullivan County.
A downstream view of Mill Creek Falls in Sullivan County.

Still not convinced you need to visit Mill Creek Falls?

Then check out this video!


Nearby Attractions

East Branch Falls is located just a few minutes further up the road, alongside Walker Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.

East Branch Falls near Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania.
East Branch Falls near Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania.

Middle Branch Falls is another almost-roadside waterfall located close by along Camels Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Lower Middle Branch Falls along Camels Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Lower Middle Branch Falls along Camels Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Dry Run Falls is another excellent roadside waterfall, located just east of Hillsgrove in the Loyalsock State Forest.

A summer view of Dry Run Falls in Sullivan County, PA.
A summer view of Dry Run Falls in Sullivan County, PA.

Angel Falls is located close by as well, and is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Angel Falls in Pennsylvania's Loyalsock State Forest.
Angel Falls in Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock State Forest.

Ketchum Run Falls is located off of High Knob Road, between Hillsgrove and Worlds End State Park, along the Ketchum Run Trail.

Ketchum Run Falls in the summer.
Ketchum Run Falls in the summer.

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