This less than 1/2 mile hike takes you down the beginning of the Loyalsock Trail to Dutchman Falls, a 27′ cascadejust off of the trail that is formed where Dutchman Run emptys into Loyalsock Creek.
Parking Lot GPS Coordinates: 41° 26′ 50.871″ N, 76° 27′ 12.791″ W
Trail Length: .45 Miles
Estimated Time To Complete: 30 Minutes
Elevation Change: ~150′
Trailhead Location: The Loyalsock Trail trailhead at the lower parking area on Mead Road.
Trail Type: Out & Back
Trail Map: None
Recommended Equipment: Sneakers or Hiking Boots, Water,
Optional Equipment: Trekking Poles, Camera,
Facilities: Pit Toilets At The Loyalsock Trail Parking Area
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This trail begins at the Northern terminus of the famed Loyalsock Trail (LT) just off of Route 220, at the parking lot on Mead Road find a parking spot and head over to where the Loyalsock Trail enters into the woods at the edge of the lower parking area directly behind the pit toilets. Follow the LT blazes into the woods where almost immediately you’ll cross over a small spring fed seasonal stream, the trail here is just a bit rocky but it’s not all that bad. Soon you’ll come to a forest road which is really an old rail bed, the LT turns to the left here and proceeds to the Haystacks, we want to head straight across the road past the sign pointing the directions to the Haystacks and Route 220.
After passing the sign make your way downhill beside Dutchman Run until you reach the base of the falls. Dutchman Falls is a multi-tiered cascade style waterfall consisting of the main 27’ falls, an upper falls of about 3.5’ – 5’ and a small shallow plunge pool filled with blocks of rock broken off of the face of the falls, additional blocks of rock litter the stream bed between the plunge pool and Loyalsock Creek. When you’re ready to go make your way back uphill to the rail bed and follow the LT back uphill to the parking area.