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Distance:
1.6 Miles / 2.6 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~48 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Fall Run Park
Town:
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.530376, -79.948091
Added:
October 22, 2015
Updated:
July 12, 2023
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178 '

Total Change
401 '

Ascent
383 '

Descent

The Fall Run Trail at Fall Run Park in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, is an easy 1.6 mile out-and-back hike that features a 15 foot waterfall, Fall Run Falls.

Hike Description
This short hike runs along Fall Run Creek the entire time with scenic views along the way of the ravine/gorge that the trail passes through. There's another waterfall closer to the southern end of the trail, just after you cross the creek the 2nd time - this waterfall is about 5 feet tall and about 5 to 8 feet wide. There's no outcropping overlook for the smaller waterfall, but you can get a glimpse of it right on the side of the trail, especially during the Fall or Winter when the leaves are off of the trees.

Along the sides of the ravine are seasonal creeks with waterfalls that cascade down into Fall Run Creek during the Spring and wetter months. Most of these additional waterfalls run down the hillside are multi-tiered, but there are a couple of 10 foot falls directly in Fall Run Creek as well. This is definitely one of the best hikes just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a very unique spot in the winter.

For an additional adventure at Fall Run Park, check out the Hidden Waterfall Trail, which is a difficult hike, but has some two huge waterfalls during heavy-rain seasons.

Parking
Hikers will find parking at the coordinates provided for the southern parking lot. Fall Run Park has two parking lots with one located at the northern end of this trail. Both parking lots are able to fit a dozen vehicles or slightly more.

Pets
Dogs are allowed only if leashed and must be cleaned up after.

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  1. Parking

    40.530376, -79.948091
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.530634, -79.947839
  3. Lower waterfall just south of Fall Run Falls

    40.532653, -79.945922
    Lower waterfall just south of Fall Run Falls
  4. Fall Run Falls

    40.536073, -79.945149
    Fall Run Falls
  5. Waterfall

    40.533757, -79.945989
    Waterfall
  6. Waterfall

    40.535288, -79.94543
    Waterfall
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1.6 miles / 2.6 km
Trail added
October 22, 2015
Hiked on
October 22, 2015
Updated on
July 12, 2023
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
June 03, 2022
Beautiful falls, busy, fun playing in water.
Hiking
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
November 17, 2019
Hiking
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
November 17, 2019
Made a trip back to Pittsburgh and made a visit to Fall Run and the main waterfall. This is a lovely spot that has become more and more popular over the years - we showed up early in the morning on a Sunday, generally when the trails are pretty dead, but we saw at least 8 different groups of hikers. Fall Run is one of the best hiking trails near Pittsburgh, but is much more popular than it used to be.
Hiking
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
April 12, 2018
Warmer weather + rain makes it a bit muddy, but not too bad. Waterfalls are flowing.
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