If you love waterfalls, Pennsylvania is a fantastic place to travel. PA’s waterfalls can be found throughout the entire state, though with the highest concentrations in the northeastern and southwestern parts of the state.
I’ve personally visited nearly 200 PA waterfalls ranging from 150 feet in height to just a few feet tall. Each one, no matter its size, has provided me with the chance to see this beautiful state, go hiking on some amazing trails, and travel backroads I’d never have found otherwise. (Though I did put together a list of the 10 best waterfalls in PA.)
If you are looking for a waterfall in PA to visit, take some time to browse this page. Whether you want a roadside behemoth or a small drop nestled deep in the woods, there’s a perfect waterfall for every nature lover on this page.
Ultimately, my goal is to have every publically-accessible waterfall in Pennsylvania shown on this page and on our PA waterfall map below. For now, there are well over 100 featured throughout the state to get you started.
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“Waterfalls of Pennsylvania” by Jim Cheney
If you love PA waterfalls, you won’t want to miss this brand-new waterfall book from Jim Cheney, author of Uncovering PA, featuring more than 180 great waterfalls. Order it now on Bookshop.org or Amazon.
Favorite Waterfalls in Pennsylvania
The Best Waterfall Hikes in PA
If you love hiking, there are many spectacular hikes to waterfalls in PA. Some of these, like the Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park, feature many beautiful waterfalls, while others only feature one or two scenic drops. However, if the journey to the waterfall is just as exciting to you as the waterfall itself, these PA waterfalls should be on your list.
Note that some of these require hiking directly up the stream absent of any trail. If you opt to tackle this type of trail, make sure you are fully prepared to get wet, always hike with someone else, and carry necessary survival and navigational gear.
Easy to Reach PA Waterfalls
Whether you don’t have time for a hike, can’t hike far, or simply don’t like hiking, there are still plenty of great waterfalls that you can see in Pennsylvania. There are many great roadside waterfalls in Pennsylvania and many more than can be seen with just a short hike.
What’s even better is that some of the most impressive waterfalls in Pennsylvania are readily accessible to almost everyone.