Quaker Falls is a 50 foot-tall waterfall located less than a mile from the Ohio border, north of Pittsburgh in Lawrence County.
Quaker Falls is the centerpiece of the newly-created Quaker Falls Recreation Area, a Lawrence County park that is still in the process of being fully built-out.
The waterfall and the surrounding area is rich in historical significance, and you can learn about this history from the numerous interpretive signs installed around the park.
Long a destination for tourists, Quaker Falls (also sometimes referred to as Quakertown Falls or Poland Falls) is a beautiful waterfall that perhaps has never looked better than it does now.
So follow along as I show you how to find Quaker Falls in Lawrence County, as well as what you can expect to see once you’re there.
How to Find Quaker Falls in Lawrence County
The parking area for the Quaker Falls Recreation Area is located along Route 224 in Mahoning Township, less than a mile from the Ohio state line.
If navigating by GPS, use coordinates 41.02173, -80.51110 to find the parking area.
A nice view of the falls can be had from the back edge of the parking lot, along the newly-installed gravel walking trail.
Exploring Quaker Falls Recreation Area
From the parking area, you can follow the gravel walking trail counterclockwise towards the opposite side of Quaker Falls, crossing over Falling Spring Run via a pedestrian bridge directly above the falls.
Along the trail you’ll also encounter a variety of educational signs related to the falls and the surrounding area.
Viewing Quaker Falls from Below
The “unimproved” but obvious trail leading down to the base of the falls starts near an informational sign just a few yards from Route 224.
As a nearby sign clearly states – this is strictly a “hike at your own risk” trail.
While this isn’t the easiest descent, it’s certainly doable with plenty of tree roots to grab onto on the way down and back up.
The reward for your effort is a fantastic view of Quaker Falls and the surrounding grotto.
The 50 foot drop which makes up Quaker Falls is spread roughly equally between 2 tiers.
Quaker Falls may just be the westernmost waterfall in Pennsylvania, and is also one of the tallest on this side of the state as well.
With all of the recent improvements and additions to the area surrounding the falls, there’s never been a better time to explore Quaker Falls in Lawrence County!
Still not convinced you need to visit Quaker Falls?
Then check out this video!
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