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Distance:
0.2 Miles / 0.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~6 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
McIntyre Wild Area
Town:
McIntyre Township, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.521767, -76.907845
Added:
June 13, 2020
Updated:
June 13, 2020
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68 '

Total Change
68 '

Ascent
68 '

Descent

Upper Rock Run Falls at the McIntyre Wild Area near McIntyre Township, Pennsylvania is a moderate 0.2-mile out-and-back trail that leads to the beautiful 10-foot tall rockslide waterfall, Upper Rock Run Falls.

The trail begins by following a fairly steep hillside down to a fishing game commission A-frame cabin. From here, the trail becomes flat as it makes its way out to Upper Rock Run Falls, which is only about 200-feet from the cabin.

At the waterfall, hikers will find several rock ledges above Rock Run, so hiking further downstream may have opportunities for climbing or bouldering above the creek. The waterfall itself is a beautiful cascade, approximately 10-feet tall, that spills into a pool of green-ish blue water below.

Pets
Dogs area allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out.

Parking
Hikers will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided - large enough to fit about twelve vehicles.

Swimming
This is the most popular swimming hole along Rock Run. Expect a crowd on weekends and show up early. For another beautiful rockslide waterfall, check out Middle Rock Run Falls. For a more quiet swimming experience, check out Lower Rock Run Falls.

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  1. Parking

    41.521767, -76.907845
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.521733, -76.907713
  3. Upper Rock Run Falls

    41.522186, -76.906525
    Upper Rock Run Falls
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0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Trail added
June 13, 2020
Hiked on
June 13, 2020
Updated on
June 13, 2020
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
October 08, 2022
Been here in all seasons, and each time has been amazing! Other than Stony Fork Creek, my favorite PA stream - just beautiful beyond words! Did the cold jump into the water from the rocks before, saw the falls frozen, and with peak Fall foliage. I like the Middle Falls a bit better than upper.
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