Water Tank Hollow Falls is a beautiful 20 foot-tall waterfall located just off the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County.
Just above the main falls, you’ll find a second set of falls formed where the two branches of Water Tank Run merge into one.
How to Find Water Tank Hollow Falls
Water Tank Hollow Falls is located 2 miles north of the Blackwell trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
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 Pine Creek and Route 414 in Blackwell, complete with restrooms.
From the parking area you’ll want to head north, away from the parking lot in the direction of Tiadaghton.
One mile into your trip, you’ll pass Stone Quarry Run Falls.
Two miles into your trip, you’ll arrive at the bridge where Water Tank Run passes beneath the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
If you prefer to navigate via GPS, use coordinates 41.58935, -77.38385 to get to Water Tank Hollow Falls.
Exploring Water Tank Hollow Falls
From the rail trail bridge, you’ll have a partially obstructed view of Water Tank Hollow Falls.
But if you REALLY want to experience Water Tank Hollow Falls, take the obvious user trail up the right hand side of the stream to the base of the falls.
The stream is shallow enough to make easy rock-hopping crossings if you want to see/photograph Water Tank Hollow Falls from different angles.
On this day in mid-March the ice was still hanging tough in Water Tank Hollow when I hiked out from Blackwell.
Quite a different vibe in October as I biked out the same stretch of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Getting to Upper Water Tank Hollow Falls
On the right side of Water Tank Hollow Falls, you’ll notice a rope and steep scramble trail going up and around the falls.
That trail, should you choose to take it (do so AT YOUR OWN RISK!) leads up and around the main falls to a second set of falls.
Dubbed “Upper Water Tank Hollow Falls”, this waterfall is formed at the merge point of the two branches of Water Tank Run.
This really is a beautiful spot, certainly one of the prettiest in this part of the PA Grand Canyon.
The rock formations around the top of the lower falls are exquisitely carved by time and Nature as well.
Carefully retrace your steps back down to the Pine Creek Rail Trail when you’ve had your fill of Water Tank Hollow Falls.
One mile north of Water Tank Hollow, you’ll find Benjamin Hollow Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Two miles north of Water Tank Hollow, you’ll find Pine Island Run Falls along the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Jerry Run Falls and Bohen Run Falls are literally right across Pine Creek from Water Tank Hollow Falls.
You don’t even have to move your vehicle – access the trail head from the same parking area as you did Water Tank Hollow Falls!
If you’re searching for those AMAZING PA Grand Canyon views, then you MUST make the trip to Colton Point State Park!
Of course it takes 2 sides to make a canyon, so be sure to visit Leonard Harrison State Park, opposite Colton Point, while in the area.
Not only is Leonard Harrison State Park home to several scenic overlooks, but it’s where you’ll find the famous Turkey Path waterfall trail as well.
Chimney Hollow Falls is certainly a contender for the title of the tallest waterfall in the Pine Creek Gorge.
Campbells Run Falls is an another exceptional 25-foot waterfall located less than half a mile off the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Tiadaghton.
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