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Pine Creek Gorge, Waterville

#39 of 146 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
Pine Creek Gorge, sometimes called The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, is a 47-mile (76 km) gorge carved into the Allegheny Plateau by Pine Creek in north-central Pennsylvania.

It sits in about 160,000 acres (650 km2) of the Tioga State Forest. The canyon begins south of Ansonia, near Wellsboro, along U.S. Route 6 and continues south. Its deepest point is 1,450 feet (440 m) at Waterville, near the southern end. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, it is more than 800 feet (240 m) deep and the distance rim-to-rim is about 4,000 feet (1,200 m).

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  • Pine Creek Gorge is a great destination and it is good to approach it from many angles. Getting there by car the best it is to head to Leonard Harrison State Park. Currently the Visitor Center is...  more »
  • If you put Pine Creek Gorge in your GPS (well, google maps anyway), its not going to take you to the overlooks, its going to take you on the road in the gorge. I was there as a kid, but haven't been....  more »
  • Wonderful place and nice trails. A mile down.
  • Beautiful place. I hiked it from south to north, and if I were to do it again I would recommend going from the north, hiking south bout 4 miles, and hiking back so that you see the prettiest part. The southern part is nice but you can skip it if you just want to see the highlights.

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