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Hector Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 321 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Waterfall
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Richard nelson
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Kristen Sarver
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Hope Ful
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It has been pretty dry as of late. It is just a small trickle currently.

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Corie Poché
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Grace McClusky
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Beautiful trail. Plenty of places to explore as you follow the creek downstream. Roads to trailhead well maintained. Only problem we faced was getting to the trailhead- closure on route 6 East.

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Tony Nally
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I went here a few years back before it got popular but it's definitely worth the drive for me coming from NY. The hike was super easy and the view of the waterfall is just awesome! Not your usual cascade or waterfall but it actually flows off a massive rock. Definitely need to make it back!

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Kyle Pronko
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HikingMuddy

Off of a dirt road, but it's in good shape. GPS point on here brings you right to the trailhead parking pulloff. Trail is a gravel road that turns into a muddy forest path about halfway. The waterfall is in a very pretty rock cathedral that photos don't do justice. Went in early August even after 2-3 days of rain and the water fall flow wasn't spectacular, it's probably better in spring. But overall it was a very nice little hike.

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Alexander Beter
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Gravel path leading to a short forest trail End of the trail is basically a small waterfall and rock cathedral that has some room to explore and scramble around on rocks, easy enough to bring a sizable lunch

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Kalani Dudek
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The end point of this trail is stunning! The little waterfall and huge rock formations are really neat. This is an easy hike, even with a toddler and dog. Getting to the trail was a bit rugged, but worth the sights at the end!

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KM Bug
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Easy trail. You will notice the slight hill coming back to the parking area. Not much water flowing now do to lack of rain.

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Trista Reagan
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Beautiful trail! The waterfalls are beautiful! The sign at the beginning of the trail points in the wrong direction. Had a little trouble finding the trail... but it’s actually just the blocked off road that is marked “foot travel welcome”.

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Nichole Shine
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The falls area is very pretty. The trail head is actually back off of logging roads. You do have to drive back on them for about 3 miles to get the the trail head.

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Cabbi Boltz
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HikingMuddy

Loved the waterfall! Absolutely beautiful and worth the hike. Can right after a rain storm and it was EXTREMELY muddy, but the water was flowing nicely.

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Alex Wendl
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Rachel Shaffer
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HikingMuddy

The trail was beautiful today and the water flowing from all this rain. There were a few muddy spots near the falls but otherwise excellent trail.

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Jake Cavaiani
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This is a very nice trail! The beginning is nice but the real bread and butter is near the end. You meet up with the creek that leads you to the waterfall. The rock formations are really pretty and fun to climb on. Definitely pack a lunch to eat at the waterfall. Would recommend.

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David Engstrom
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HikingMuddy

Great trail , 1.5 mile hike to get there is definitely worth it! Great boulders, pretty scenery and atmosphere

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Tressa Sweeney
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Nolan Brown
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Tod Lombardo
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Billy Cloak
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Awesome setting. I can't imagine discovering this spot before it became so well known. I'd like to go back when the stream is flowing more full.

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Logan Beach
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People really need to hike their trash out. More of an easy to get to fall and can get quite packed but still really pretty.

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Nikky Olson
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HikingMuddy

The trail was a little muddy today because of the rains yesterday but only in spots so it could have been worse! Well established trail to the falls. Went with some friends to let the kids have a jaunt through the woods. Just the right amount of hike for the kids. Lovely area, it has been years since I have been so it was great to go again!

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Matt Hanne
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smooth downhill trail to a clearing take a left when you come to the fork. once in the clearing follow the creek to the right. you will see a wooded trail that is easily navigated.

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Emily McKinley
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This trail is not as well known which offered you an up-close and personal encounter! We loved stumbling upon this trail! The falls are so unique and very powerful! Loved it!

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Andrew Dougherty
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Great short hike. Falls are not that big, but definitely interesting. Cool place to stop for lunch

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