Exploring Robinson Falls in Fayette County

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Robinson Falls in Fayette County Pennsylvania

Robinson Falls, on the outskirts of Connellsville in Fayette County, bears an uncanny resemblance to its much more famous nearby neighbor Cucumber Falls.

Cucumber Falls on a summer morning.
Cucumber Falls on a summer morning.

But unlike Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park, Robinson Falls sees much less traffic and is less well-known in general.

So here are some facts and figures to help you find and enjoy Robinson Falls in Fayette County.


Robinson Falls FAQs

Where exactly is Robinson Falls located?

Robinson Falls is located on the western edge of Connellsville, near the intersection of Independence Avenue and Falls Avenue. The falls are just a few yards from the roadside.
Map to Robinson Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania

Can I navigate to Robinson Falls by GPS?

Yes – use GPS coordinates 40.01774, -79.61051 to guide you to the parking area near the aforementioned intersection.

What body of water does Robinson Falls lie on?

Opossum Run.
Robinson Falls in Fayette County

How did Robinson Falls get its name?

It was named after James Robinson, who operated a mill and distillery near the falls in the early 1800s.
Robinson Falls in Connellsville PA

What is George Washington’s connection to Robinson Falls?

As part of General Braddock’s British Regiment during the French and Indian War, Washington and his fellow soldiers are believed to have camped here for a time.
Robinson Falls in Fayette County PA

How tall is Robinson Falls?

Approximately 20 feet tall.
Robinson Falls in the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands.

Is Robinson Falls on public or private land?

It is on private but unposted land. Please treat the falls with respect when you visit (don’t litter!) or it may indeed become a posted property.
Robinson Falls in Connellsville Pennsylvania


Nearby Attractions

East Park Falls is also located in Connellsville, along Connell Run in a beautiful downtown park setting.

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

Hippie Shower Falls is located 2.75 miles outside of Connellsville, along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Looking at Hippie Shower Falls from the Great Allegheny Passage in the Laurel Highlands.
Looking at Hippie Shower Falls from the Great Allegheny Passage in the Laurel Highlands.

Ohiopyle State Park is located just down the road in Fayette County, and is home to at least 10 must-see waterfalls.

Kayakers congregated near Ohiopyle Falls.
Kayakers congregated near Ohiopyle Falls.

And of course the most famous house in all of western Pennsylvania, Fallingwater, is located 13 miles to the south, along Route 381 in Fayette County.

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

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