Located on the East Rim of The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park provides the most famous scenic views of Pine Creek Gorge below, plus adventuresome trails passing waterfalls on the way down!
“On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center, and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park.” Source: DCNR
Leonard Harrison State Park Trails include…
The Turkey Path:
This difficult trail descends one mile to the bottom of Pine Creek Gorge, a.k.a. the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. It is a down and back trail.
There is no bridge across Pine Creek at the bottom.
The top half of the trail descends through a series of switchbacks to a view of Little Four-Mile Run at 0.5 miles, then on a short distance to the first waterfall.
The trail continues downward along narrow switchbacks and wooden decking, bridges, and steps.
The lowest parts of the trail are along a series of waterfalls.
The trail ends at the Pine Creek Trail. Major improvements on the Turkey Path Trail, including steps, observation decks, and handrails were completed by the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps in 1993.
0.6 mile, more difficult hiking.
This loop passes Otter View, a vista looking south.