The Ultimate Western Pennsylvania Waterfalls Road Trip Is Here— And You’ll Want To Do It

Last week we brought you the ultimate eastern Pennsylvania waterfall road trip, and of course we didn’t want to leave out the western part of the state. Here’s a second epic Pennsylvania waterfalls trip to enjoy. We’ll begin about an hour outside of Pittsburgh, on the Ohio border at Quakertown Falls, and circle in a loop counter-clockwise around Pittsburgh. The total trip is about 8 hours driving time, so consider making it into a weekend journey so that you have time to hike and enjoy each location. Here’s the Google Maps route for your use.

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Big Run Falls in New Castle


Big Run Falls is a unique location on our trip because these falls are man-made and can be found in New Castle. It is a small waterfalls that can be found in what used to be Cascade Park, an amusement park. Today the area is known as Cascade Metropark.

What other falls would you add to this trip? Tag whoever you’ll bring with you in the comment section below, and as always thanks for reading.