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Distance:
1.3 Miles / 2.1 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~39 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Loyalsock State Forest
Town:
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.472091, -76.528311
Added:
February 19, 2024
Updated:
February 23, 2024
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114 '

Total Change
132 '

Ascent
132 '

Descent

The hike to Tamarack Falls is a somewhat easy off-trail 1.3-mile out-and-back hike to a beautiful waterfall not far from Sones Pond in Loyalsock State Forest near Forksville, Pennsylvania.

Parking:
There is a small pull off on Loyalsock Road at 41.47208, -76.52829, however there are other pull offs nearby if needed, like where the road crosses Tamarack Run at 41.476352, -76.532257. NOTE: Loyalsock Road is a forest road and although the hike could be done year round, the road may become impassable in the winter months.

Hike:
This is an off-trail hike, but follows an old logging grade. From where you park, follow Loyalsock Road and leave the road at 41.47289, -76.52830 where hikers will find a noticeable old grade. Follow this grade about 0.6-miles to Tamarack Falls. Enjoy the waterfall and then retrace your steps back out.  

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  1. Parking

    41.472091, -76.528311
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.472091, -76.528311
  3. Tamarack Falls

    41.46812, -76.53118
    Tamarack Falls
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Write-up by:
Shawng13 user profile picture
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Trail added
February 19, 2024
Hiked on
February 10, 2024
Updated on
February 23, 2024
3.09 miles / 5.0 km
April 01, 2022
Loved this hike! Parked along Loyalsock Rd where Tamarack Run crosses, then went off-trail staying on east side. Such a beautiful, lush forest area with moss-covered rocks & Pines heading down to the spectacular waterfall with lots of craggy rocks to make it more intricate (water flowing well during a Spring snow squall)! Found an old grade on the way back that is a bit to the east. Then drove down the road to park for the fairly short hike down to Alpine Falls along the LT which was also excellent!
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