Exploring Stewarton Falls in Fayette County

Stewarton Falls in Fayette County Pennsylvania

Stewarton Falls in Fayette County, Pennsylvania is an exceptional 15-foot tall waterfall on Crooked Creek, part of the Bear Run Nature Reserve.

Located just off of Stewarton Road, this land is owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the same organization that manages nearby and world-famous Fallingwater.

Part of the mission of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is to promote hiking, hunting, and fishing opportunities in the Laurel Highlands, and you can read their visiting guidelines HERE.

Stewarton Falls near Mill Run in Fayette County Pennsylvania.
Stewarton Falls near Mill Run in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

How to Find Stewarton Falls in Fayette County

Stewarton Falls sits approximately 2 miles off of Route 381, just north of Fallingwater, along Stewarton Road.

How to find Stewarton Falls in Fayette County Pennsylvania
Driving directions to find Stewarton Falls in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Parking is roadside along Stewarton Road near GPS coordinates 39.92765, -79.47835.

Stewarton Falls parking area with the top of the falls visible in the background.
Stewarton Falls parking area with the top of the falls visible in the background.

Stewarton Falls falls themselves are located approximately 50 feet off the side of the road and visible from the roadside pull-off.

Stewarton Falls near Fallingwater in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Stewarton Falls near Fallingwater in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Viewing the Falls

Plenty of natural greenery surrounds Stewarton Falls.

Stewarton Falls on Crooked Creek n Fayette County Pennsylvania
Stewarton Falls on Crooked Creek in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

And while it does take a significant rain or snowmelt event to really get Crooked Run flowing, if you’re lucky (or have planned well) you’ll catch it looking like it does in the video below.

Its almost-roadside location makes Stewarton Falls a quick and easy pitstop on your way to some of the more famous nearby attractions.

Stewarton Falls in Fayette County PA
Stewarton Falls in Fayette County PA

Nearby Attractions

Fallingwater may be THE most famous home in all of Pennsylvania.

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

Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it’s approximately 2 miles south of Stewarton Falls along Route 381.


Ohiopyle State Park is located just south of Fallingwater, also along Route 381.

An autumn view of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.
An autumn view of Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park.

It offers at least 10 outstanding waterfalls for your hiking and viewing pleasure.


When it comes to scenic overlooks in the Laurel Highlands, Baughman Rock Overlook is hard to beat!

The author photographing an autumn sunrise at Baughman Rock Overlook.
The author photographing an autumn sunrise at Baughman Rock Overlook.

This is also located at Ohiopyle State Park, 75 yards from the parking area along Sugarloaf Road.


Exploring the Haunted Quaker Church in Fayette County will take you to a rural hilltop church where history and urban legend combine for one incredible supernatural tale!

The historic Quaker Cemetery and site of the former Quaker meetinghouse outside Perryopolis, PA.
The historic Quaker Cemetery and site of the former Quaker meetinghouse outside Perryopolis.

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