Where is Kyler Fork Falls?
Kyler Fork Falls is located in northern Centre County, midway between Renovo to the northeast and the village of Moshannon to the southwest.
Basically 13 miles from either location, situated just off Route 144.
There are two different routes you can take to reach Kyler Fork Falls.
The first route would be to simply park in the lot along Route 144 and follow the directions I give to its sister falls, Yost Run Falls, in my write-up HERE.
From Yost Run Falls, Kyler Fork Falls is approximately 300 yards downstream, and does require a wet crossing of Yost Run to reach Kyler Fork Falls.
Go ahead and check out that link (it will open in a new window) – I’ll wait.
Option #2 is to hike in along the Kyler Fork Trail, from the parking area / trail head just off of Yost Ridge Road.
The GPS coordinates for that parking area are: 41.163580, -77.905191
The Kyler Fork Trail route is shorter at approximately .75 miles, but getting to the parking area / trail head off of Yost Ridge Road can be dicey in the winter (no winter maintenance on that road).
The choice is yours.
Photographing Kyler Fork Falls
Whichever route you use to get to Kyler Fork Falls – you’re in for a treat!
The high water after the spring thaw really makes this one roar!
As spring turns to early summer, the ferns open up and the falls are surrounded by verdant greens.
Autumn brings a blanket of colorful foliage to the gorge.
Autumn turns to winter, and the ground in the Sproul State Forest starts to freeze.
Snow soon dominates the landscape, and then…
…the falls themselves freeze over.
Game of Thrones may have the Iron Throne – Kyler Fork has the Ice Throne!
In short – there is no bad time or season to hike to Kyler Fork Falls and its sister falls Yost Run Falls.
As the second tallest waterfall in Centre County (approximately 10 feet tall), and next-door neighbor to THE tallest (Yost Run Falls), it’s a no-brainer that you NEED to add a visit to these two waterfalls to your PA Bucket List!
Less than an hour from State College and not at all difficult to hike to.
Still not convinced you need to visit Kyler Fork Falls?
Check out the video below!