The Loyalsock State Forest is a waterfall lover’s paradise!
Comprised of 114,552 acres scattered across Sullivan, Lycoming, and Bradford counties, there are literally hundreds of waterfalls great and small to be discovered in its midst.
What I’m going to present you with in this write-up are my 23 favorite waterfalls in the Loyalsock State Forest, in alphabetical order.
While there are MANY more waterfalls to be discovered and enjoyed in the Loyalsock, this list of 23 is an excellent introduction for those of you just starting to explore this magnificent recreational forest.
Follow the links (the blue text) in the descriptions of each waterfall to be connected to maps and detailed directions to each one.
And bookmark this post, so that you can refer back to it again and again as you begin or expand your explorations of the waterfalls in the Loyalsock State Forest!
1. Abbott Run Falls
Abbott Run Falls is the largest in a series of waterfalls on Abbott Run in the McIntyre Wild Area, part of the Loyalsock State Forest in Lycoming County.
2. Alpine Falls
Alpine Falls is located along the Loyalsock Trail north of Worlds End State Park, or a short hike from Loyalsock Road via the Crane Spur Trail.
3. Angel Falls
Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Loyalsock State Forest at 70 feet tall, accessible via a short side hike from the Loyalsock Trail.
4. Coal Run Falls
Coal Run Falls is a series of small, unnamed waterfalls and cascades along a 1/2 mile stretch of this stream just below Sones Pond in Sullivan County.
5. Cottonwood Falls
Cottonwood Falls is a popular spot along the Double Run Trail, which most people hike when visiting Worlds End State Park.
However, Cottonwood Falls lies just outside the park boundaries in the Loyalsock State Forest.
6. Dry Run Falls
Dry Run Falls is probably the most popular roadside waterfall in the Loyalsock State Forest. Located along Dry Run Road in Sullivan County, just off of Route 87.
7. Dutchman Falls
Dutchman Falls is located near the eastern terminus of the Loyalsock Trail, just off of Route 220.
8. Dutchman’s Run Falls
Dutchman’s Run Falls is the largest of several waterfalls on Dutchman’s Run in the McIntyre Wild Area portion of the Loyalsock State Forest, Lycoming County.
9. Dutters Run Falls
Dutters Run Falls are a series of 6 waterfalls located along or near the Loyalsock Trail in Sullivan County, not far from Dry Run Road.
10. East Branch Falls
East Branch Falls is located in the Mill Creek watershed of the Loyalsock State Forest, approximately 4 miles west of Hillsgrove in Sullivan County.
11. Gipson Falls
Gipson Falls is located just downstream from Angel Falls, near Brunnerdale Road in Sullivan County.
12. Hounds Run Falls
Hounds Run Falls in the Rock Run Valley is a short hike from Rock Run Road in Lycoming County.
13. Jacoby Falls
Jacoby Falls is a popular Lycoming County hiking spot, located off of Wallis Run Road in the Loyalsock State Forest.
14. Ketchum Run Falls
Ketchum Run Falls is located just off the Ketchum Run Trail and High Knob Road in Sullivan County, not far from Worlds End State Park.
15. Lee’s Falls
Lee’s Falls is located along the Loyalsock Trail on Ketchum Run, Sullivan County.
16. Middle Branch Falls
Middle Branch Falls is located in the Mill Creek watershed near Hillsgrove, Sullivan County.
17. Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls is a popular swimming hole / waterfall just minutes from Hillsgrove in Sullivan County.
18. Mineral Spring Falls
Mineral Spring Falls is a popular roadside waterfall near (but not in) Worlds End State Park.
19. Miners Run Falls
Miners Run Falls are a series of 6 waterfalls on Miners Run, located in the McIntyre Wild Area portion of the Loyalsock State Forest.
20. Right Angle Falls
Right Angle Falls is one of several waterfalls along Ketchum Run in Sullivan County.
21. Rode Falls
Rode Falls is a popular camping spot along the Loyalsock Trail, located downstream from Lee’s Falls and Ketchum Run Falls.
22. Rusty Run Falls
Rusty Run Falls is located off a popular bridle trail (horses allowed) along Shanerburg Road in Sullivan County.
23. Tamarack Falls
Tamarack Falls is a short (but off-trail) hike from Loyalsock Road, not far from Sones Pond in Sullivan County.
So there you have it – my 23 favorite waterfalls in the Loyalsock State Forest.
By no means a complete inventory, but certainly a great list to get you started in your explorations of this epic tract of public land!
The Loyalsock State Forest is also known for stunning mountain vistas, and you’ll find directions to some of the finest ones in my write-up “The 8 Best Scenic Overlooks Near Worlds End State Park“.
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