0.1 Miles / 0.2 km
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Tioga State Forest
Elk Township, Pennsylvania
41.665912, -77.488813
January 16, 2020
April 16, 2021
16 '

Total Change
16 '

16 '


Little Slate Run Falls at Tioga State Forest in Elk Township, Pennsylvania is an easy and less than 0.1-mile out-and-back hike to a small 10-foot scenic waterfall - Little Slate Run Falls.

Please note that this is not an established trail, but the distance to the falls is so short that it's worth pushing your way past a few branches to reach the waterfall. Hikers should head upstream along the left side of the Little Slate Run creek since this way is flatter and does not require you to cross the creek.

It does not take long to reach the base of the falls. Hikers will find Little Slate Run Falls has multiple small cascades that trickle their way down the creek's rocks, but the first free-fall cascade is only a few feet tall. Regardless, this waterfall is a hidden scenic gem along the road in Tioga State Forest.

Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided in the turnout area along the side of the road.

Winter Road Conditions
Tioga State Forest does not maintain this road during the winter. Do not attempt driving on this road without proper equipment including snow tires and/or chains unless the road is clear. High wind storms may also cause trees to fall across the road, making the road impassible. If you plan to visit during the winter, plan accordingly.

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.

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  1. Parking

    41.665912, -77.488813
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.665602, -77.489824
  3. Little Slate Run Falls in Tioga State Forest

    41.666047, -77.490058
    Little Slate Run Falls in Tioga State Forest
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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
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January 16, 2020
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January 12, 2020
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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
January 16, 2020

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