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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Fox Chapel Trails
Town:
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.520385, -79.900708
Added:
February 19, 2017
Updated:
July 28, 2021
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128 '

Total Change
171 '

Ascent
169 '

Descent

The Falls Trail in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania is a 0.6 mile out-and-back hike that leads up from Hemlock Hollow Rd up to a 10-foot waterfall that spills into the Stony Camp Run steam.

The trail is mostly all uphill, hence Moderate difficulty, but it's not bad.

Waterfall: Reaching the waterfall, with the best view being at the base of the falls, is not easy. There's a small trail that leads down to the creek and through the gorge, which starts next to the first bench along the trail - just before the staircase that leads uphill. Follow the trail from the bench to a dead end, push past the brush and then then cross fallen trees and the creek itself to reach the base of the waterfall. This section is difficult to navigate, but well worth the payout if you can make it to the base of the falls. For other glimpses of the falls, you can stay on the main trail to get some spotty views of the waterfall from afar. From what I could tell, there might be two tiers to the waterfall and the upper tier is only slightly visible from the main trail.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed along this trail.

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  1. Parking

    40.520385, -79.900708
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.520325, -79.900865
  3. Waterfall

    40.5191, -79.901681
    Waterfall
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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
February 19, 2017
Hiked on
February 19, 2017
Updated on
July 28, 2021
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
October 28, 2018
Found the base of the waterfall on this hike. Followed the creek upstream while crossing a few fallen trees. Very slippery, not an easy hike getting to the base of the falls.
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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
February 19, 2017
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