Watres Falls

EASY 10 reviews

Watres Falls is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockdale, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

15 days ago

Starts off easy. If the water is too high, you have to cross using several logs to get to the waterfalls. Not the best for dogs who aren't water friendly. Bigger dogs only for climbing the actual falls.

hiking
21 days ago

The waterfall is bone dry. Ok hike but more of a atv/off road terrain. The creek was nice with small falls.

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Hiked this trail today and did not see the man-made bridge. The water was too high to cross without getting soaked so I didn't bother. I also couldn't tell where I should cross if I had wanted to. It is evident that the opposite bank gets foot traffic, so I assume I would have found the trail if I'd crossed but I can't be sure. From what I did walk, it was a pretty hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Park at the hairpin turn on Aston Mountain Road. The trail is very well used and muddy along most of its length, depending on recent rainfall. There will be 2 points where the trail cuts down to Spring Brook and crosses. Just after the second point, continue straight and you'll come to where the path crosses some slippery rocks. After crossing here, you'll pick up Panther Creek. Cross Panther Creek towards the reservoir and follow the trails to Watres Falls. Roughly 0.8 miles, one way with minimal elevation gain until you start climbing the falls to the reservoir. If the falls are flowing, you should hear them before you get to Panther Creek.

*Edit: I was informed after the hike that there is a man made bridge roughly 1/8th of a mile further up Panther Creek from where I crossed. I can't confirm this yet, but it may be a way to keep your feet dry.