Exploring Stone Quarry Run Falls in Tioga County

Stone Quarry Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County Pennsylvania.

Stone Quarry Run Falls is a picturesque Tioga County waterfall located alongside the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Blackwell.


How to Find Stone Quarry Run Falls

A map to Pine Island Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
A map to waterfalls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Blackwell in Tioga County.

Whether you choose to hike it, bike it, or ski it in the winter, there is a large paved parking area for the Pine Creek Rail Trail right next to Route 414 in Blackwell, complete with restrooms.

Pine Creek Rail Trail parking area in Blackwell.
Pine Creek Rail Trail parking area in Blackwell.

From the parking area you’ll want to head north, away from the parking area towards Tiadaghton.

The Blackwell trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.
The Blackwell trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.

You’ll come to Stone Quarry Run Falls at 1.25 miles into your trip (measured from the parking lot in Blackwell).

If you like to navigate via GPS, use coordinates 41.57247, -77.38291 to find Stone Quarry Run Falls.

Stone Quarry Run Falls in mid-March 2019.
Stone Quarry Run Falls in mid-March 2019.

In the dead of winter, Stone Quarry Run Falls is home to some excellent ice formations.

Frozen Stone Quarry Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Frozen Stone Quarry Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

I’d feel comfortable saying Stone Quarry Run Falls is 12-15 feet tall, between the two tiers.

A close-up shot of Stone Quarry Run Falls.
A close-up shot of Stone Quarry Run Falls.

Also worth mentioning (and photographing) is the old stone bridge that carries the Pine Creek Rail Trail over Stone Quarry Run.

The tunnel carrying Stone Quarry Run underneath the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
The tunnel carrying Stone Quarry Run underneath the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

If you’re already down at stream level, just turn away from the falls towards the rail trail, and you’ll see this “1903” inscription in the bridge.

"1903" construction date carved into the Stone Quarry Run Tunnel.
“1903” construction date carved into the Stone Quarry Run Tunnel.

Nearby Attractions

If you continue north on the Pine Creek Rail Trail for another mile, you’ll encounter Water Tank Hollow Falls, a 20 foot-tall trailside waterfall.

Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in the PA Grand Canyon.
Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in the PA Grand Canyon.

Two miles north of Stone Quarry Run Falls, you’ll encounter Benjamin Hollow Falls, visible from the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Benjamin Hollow Falls in the Pine Creek Gorge.
Benjamin Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Three miles north of Stone Quarry Run Falls, you’ll encounter Pine Island Run Falls, just 300 yards off the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Pine Island Run Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Pine Island Run Falls near the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Seven miles north of Stone Quarry Run Falls, you’ll encounter Campbells Run Falls, just a 1/3 of a mile off the Pine Creek Rail Trail near the Tiadaghton trail head.

A rainbow at Campbells Run Falls in Tioga County Pennsylvania
A rainbow at Campbells Run Falls in Tioga County.

On the opposite side of Pine Creek, but accessed from the same parking area in Blackwell as the Pine Creek Rail Trail, you’ll find the trailhead for the Jerry Run Falls and Bohen Run Falls hike.

The author at Bohen Run Falls.
The author at Bohen Run Falls.

Colton Point State Park, to the north of Blackwell, is home to some AMAZING PA Grand Canyon views.

The view of the PA Grand Canyon from Colton Point State Park
The view of the PA Grand Canyon from Colton Point State Park

Leonard Harrison State Park, on the opposite side of the PA Grand Canyon from Colton Point, is home to several scenic overlooks as well as the famous Turkey Path waterfall trail.

Looking out over the Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park.
Looking out over the Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park.

The mile-long Turkey Path takes you from the top of the PA Grand Canyon to the bottom, passing several picturesque waterfalls along the way.

Observation area along the Turkey Path in the PA Grand Canyon.
Observation area along the Turkey Path at Leonard Harrison State Park.

Still not convinced you need to explore Stone Quarry Run Falls ?

Then check out this video!

Video footage from Stone Quarry Run Falls and Water Tank Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County, PA.

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