Chimney Hollow Falls FAQs
Chimney Hollow Falls is located in the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area in Tioga County, near (but not in) Colton Point State Park.
Approximately 50 feet tall.
The GPS coordinates for Chimney Hollow Falls are: 41.722300, -77.443755
How to Find Chimney Hollow Falls
- From the intersection of Colton Road and Owassee Road near Ansonia, turn onto Owassee Road.
GPS coordinates for this intersection are 41.734110, -77.435644
- Travel 1 mile downhill on Owassee Road to Pine Creek.
- From the bottom of the hill, continue on Owassee Road .26 miles to the first bridge you encounter.
Owassee Road runs parallel to Pine Creek at this point.
The first bridge you come to is over Owassee Slide Run, the stream Chimney Hollow Falls is on.
- Park in the lot on your left, before the bridge.
The GPS coordinates for the parking area are: 41.721219, -77.441824
- Cross the bridge and hike .12 miles up the left side of the stream.
You’ll encounter 159 feet of elevation gain as you make your way uphill towards the falls.
- Arrive at the base of Chimney Hollow Falls.
The GPS coordinates for Chimney Hollow Falls are: 41.722300, -77.443755.
Descended the stream bank where you feel the safest.
Photographing Chimney Hollow Falls
Chimney Hollow Falls is roughly 50 feet tall.
For that reason it is best photographed with a wide angle lens.
To give you a sense of scale, my hiking buddy Steve is standing on top of the lower tier of the falls in the photo above.
The colors can range from rather stark grey in the spring…
To lush green in the summer.
Again using my friend Steve for scale, you can see that the upper tier is in the neighborhood of 30 feet tall.
The stream banks on either side of Owasee Slide Run are also alive with trillium blooms in the spring.
Including the small cascades below the main waterfall adds to the enormity of the scene.
Chimney Hollow Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Pine Creek Gorge.
That combination of massive size and relative obscurity makes this a PA bucket list waterfall for sure!
Still not convinced you need to see Chimney Hollow Falls?
Then check out the video below!
Looking for a more challenging waterfall hike while you’re in the Pine Creek Gorge area?
Consider a hike to Jerry Run Falls and Bohen Run Falls, both located along the Bohen Trail near Blackwell.
Looking for those AMAZING PA Grand Canyon vistas?
Barbour Rock Overlook is the closest scenic overlook to Chimney Hollow Falls, with the trailhead located right along Colton Road.
Colton Point State Park is another spot on the west rim of the PA Grand Canyon just loaded with scenic overlooks.
Of course it takes 2 sides to make a canyon, so plan on visiting Leonard Harrison State Park, on the east rim of the PA Grand Canyon, while in the area.
Not only is Leonard Harrison State Park home to plenty of scenic overlooks, but it also where you will find the famous Turkey Path waterfall trail, arguably the most famous hike in the PA Grand Canyon.
Bear Run is another nearby stream in the Pine Creek Gorge teeming with waterfalls.
The 10 Best Roadside Attractions Near Wellsboro gives you driving directions to 10 destinations in the PA Grand Canyon that just about anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or physical abilities.
Campbells Run Falls is an exceptional 25-foot waterfall in the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area, less than a half-mile off of the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Tiadaghton.
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