Exploring Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area

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A fisherman at Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County

Wykoff Run Falls is a popular roadside waterfall in Cameron County, located midway between the Quehanna Highway and the village of Sinnemahoning along Wykoff Run Road.

How to find Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area
A map to Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area, Cameron County, PA.

Parking for the falls is at an unmarked but obvious pull-off along Wykoff Run Road at GPS coordinates 41.26790, -78.15301.

Wykoff Run Falls parking area along Wykoff Run Road
Wykoff Run Falls parking area along Wykoff Run Road

Visiting the Falls

Wykoff Run Falls is not a large waterfall by any means – probably 6 feet tall max.

Sun rays beaming down on Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area
Sun rays beaming down on Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area

Despite its short stature, it makes for a pleasant photo-op any time of year.

Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County PA
Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County PA

Even in the cold Cameron County winter months, Wykoff Run Falls is readily accessible.

Winter at Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County PA
Winter at Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County PA

With a light dusting of snow, the contours in the rocks around the falls pop out like fingerprints.

Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County Pennsylvania
Wykoff Run Falls in Cameron County

In the summer months, plenty of ferns and moss adorn those same rock formations.

Wykoff Run Falls in Pennsylvania
Wykoff Run Falls

There is usually plentiful water flow on Wykoff Run during all but the driest conditions.

Wykoff Run Falls near Sinnemahoning PA
Wykoff Run Falls near Sinnemahoning

If you’re looking for a serene little waterfall you can literally see from the road, Wykoff Run Falls fits the bill perfectly!

Side view of Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna WIld Area Pennsylvania
Side view of Wykoff Run Falls in the Quehanna Wild Area

Nearby Attractions

Table Falls, another almost-roadside waterfall, is also located nearby in the Quehanna Wild Area.

A September view of Table Falls, flowing high and clear on Paige Run.
A September view of Table Falls, flowing high and clear on Paige Run.

Round Island Run Falls is the tallest waterfall in the area, located just outside the Quehanna Wild Area in the Sproul State Forest.

A view of Round Island Run Falls from downstream in early spring.
A view of Round Island Run Falls from downstream in early spring.

Yost Run Falls is also located in the Sproul State Forest, along the Chuck Keiper Trail.

A young hiker takes in the scene at Yost Run Falls.
A young hiker takes in the scene at Yost Run Falls.

Of course if you’re looking for the ULTIMATE waterfall guide for the entire state, look no further than The Ultimate Pennsylvania Waterfalls Guide, with directions to HUNDREDS of Pennsylvania waterfalls!

The Ultimate Pennsylvania Waterfall Guide created by Rusty Glessner
The Ultimate Pennsylvania Waterfalls Guide by Rusty Glessner.

For something completely different, the abandoned nuclear jet engine bunkers in the Quehanna Wild Area offer a glimpse into the Cold War past of Pennsylvania.

Abandoned nuclear jet engine testing bunker entrance.

The abandoned Kunes Camp is an easy 2 mile out-and-back hike to the ruins of a hunting camp built BETWEEN massive boulders on the Quehanna plateau.

Kunes Camp in the spring of 2020.

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