Exploring Rapp Run Falls in Clarion County

Rapp Run Falls in Clarion County Pennsylvania

Rapp Run Falls is a nearly-roadside waterfall in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Located just 80 yards off of Bigley Road on State Game Lands 72, Rapp Run Falls is a scenic spot just minutes from downtown Clarion.

Map to Rapp Run Falls outside Clarion Pennsylvania
Map to Rapp Run Falls outside Clarion, Pennsylvania

How to Find Rapp Run Falls in Clarion County

The parking area for Rapp Run Falls can be found at GPS coordinates 41.23609, -79.38505.

How to find Rapp Run Falls near Clarion Pennsylvania
How to find Rapp Run Falls near Clarion, Pennsylvania

Park at the pulloff along Bigley Road at those coordinates, and follow an unblazed but obvious trail downhill towards Rapp Run Falls.

Rapp Run Falls in Clarion County PA

Rapp Run Falls is approximately 10 feet tall and twice as wide.

Rapp Run Falls near Clarion Pennsylvania
Rapp Run Falls near Clarion Pennsylvania

There are additional small waterfalls upstream from Rapp Run Falls, the tallest one pictured below.

Rapp Run near Clarion PA
Rapp Run near Clarion PA

Conversely, if you follow Rapp Run downstream it eventually spills into Toby Creek.

Rapp Run on State Game lands 72 near Clarion Pennsylvania
Rapp Run on State Game lands 72 near Clarion, Pennsylvania

Overall, Rapp Run Falls is a super-easy to get to waterfall just minutes from Clarion, and as such is a popular spot with locals and students from the University.

If you are passing through the area, it’s definitely worth a quick pit-stop to see Rapp Run Falls!


Nearby Attractions

Logan Falls in neighboring Forest County is another easy waterfall hike.

Logan Falls near Marienville Pennsylvania
Logan Falls near Marienville, Pennsylvania

Logan Falls can be found in the Allegheny National Forest near Marienville, PA.

Logan Falls in Forest County PA
Logan Falls in Forest County, PA

Meanwhile, in neighboring Venango County to the west, you have Freedom Falls.

Freedom Falls along Rockland Station Road in Venango County.
Freedom Falls along Rockland Station Road in Venango County.

Right next to Freedom Falls is Rockland Furnace, an iron furnace built in 1832.

Rockland Furnace near Kennerdell in Venango County PA
Rockland Furnace near Kennerdell in Venango County, PA

Downstream from Freedom Falls and Rockland Furnace is Rockland Tunnel along the Allegheny River Rail Trail.

The Rockland Tunnel along the Allegheny River Rail Trail in Venango County PA.
The Rockland Tunnel along the Allegheny River Rail Trail in Venango County PA.

You can hike or bike all the way through this 2,868 foot long tunnel.


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