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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
McIntyre Wild Area
Town:
Trout Run, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.53373, -76.894108
Added:
March 27, 2021
Updated:
January 25, 2024
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128 '

Total Change
147 '

Ascent
148 '

Descent

The Hounds Run Hike at the McIntyre Wild Area near Trout Run, Pennsylvania is a moderate 0.6-mile out-and-back bushwhack of a walk that leads upstream along Hounds Run, in hopes of finding waterfalls.

Hike Description
This attempted hike to reach Hounds Run Falls begins at the small parking turnout next to Hounds Run and heads up the left-hand side of the creek. This was tracked in late-March 2021, so the water level was a bit too high to reach Hounds Run Falls; however, there are several nice small cascades along the way, despite this uneven and rocky terrain.

This track follows no real trail and hikers will need to both pass through brush, follow the creek upstream, and probably even get their feet wet to actually reach the waterfall. I stopped around 0.3-miles in when I could see, what looked like a waterfall of about 10-feet tall and 20-feet wide, but was too far downstream to get a good picture.

Plan for plenty of bushwhacking, especially once the leaves and overgrowth fill in. Also plan for steep creek banks, rocky terrain, and deep creek crossings. Hikers should come prepared with waders or at least gear to change out into after getting soaked by Hounds Run creek - if you plan to reach Hounds Run Falls.

Pets
Dogs are allowed, but it's probably best to leave them at home. Unless you have a large dog, off-leash, that's used to 2-foot deep creeks, don't bring your dog. I had my small 20lbs dog and it made traversing upstream more difficult.

Parking
Hikers will find parking at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit about 3 vehicles, max. Additional parking can be found just up the street near Yellow Dog Rd.

Warning
Rattlesnakes: While rare, the Timber Rattlesnake lives in this area and tends to come down to creeks to cool down or hunt between the end of April through the end of September. Watch your step and give any rattlesnake you see some space.

Explore 145 trails near Trout Run, PA
  1. Parking

    41.53373, -76.894108
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.533551, -76.894275
  3. Extremely short slide waterfall 2-feet tall

    41.534231, -76.894797
    Extremely short slide waterfall 2-feet tall
  4. Slide waterfall approximately 6 to 8 feet tall

    41.534286, -76.894906
    Slide waterfall approximately 6 to 8 feet tall
  5. Old stone wall, maybe a property marker

    41.534497, -76.896019
    Old stone wall, maybe a property marker
  6. Large boulder for bouldering

    41.534789, -76.896103
    Large boulder for bouldering
  7. View upstream toward more waterfalls

    41.535767, -76.897317
    View upstream toward more waterfalls
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Snakes
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Photo Albums

3 Trip Reports

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Trail Guide By:
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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
March 27, 2021
Hiked on
March 25, 2021
Updated on
January 25, 2024
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
October 27, 2023
Hounds Run is beautiful and a place I have frequently visited. I was hoping to catch some great autumn colors, which I did, but also some harsh sunlight, but still a beautiful little hike.
Hiking
0.85 miles / 1.4 km
June 17, 2021
Short, easy hike to decent falls with smaller dam falls first. Least favorite of McIntyre Wild Area, but all the others are some of my favorites in all of PA!
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