Features to Experience
The terrain is rugged and the water level around the falls is variable.
How to Access
Hikers would park at the small rustic parking area for the Jonathan Run Trailhead and hike approximately 1.4 miles on an easy trail to the upper falls area. The trail has two bridges that cross Jonathan Run offering a scenic view of the creek along the way. Bike riders would ride or walk their bike up the Jonathan Run Trail approximately 0.25 miles from the Great Allegheny Passage Trail.
You'll notice some beautiful blue limestone with contorted plants growing against them. If you walk further on the trail you'll see the next cutaway to the left where you can climb down to see the last waterfall in this spot. If the water level cooperates you can walk to a good head on view of the waterfall that is broken by some fallen rock and a tree log but flanked by an enormous ledge of rock with a deep cavity underneath particularly the left. In this spot I found a unique set of mushrooms in the fall and added them to my photo collection of unusual specimens.
While the trail is is more remote than other areas of Ohiopyle State Park it is still pretty accessible from either the Jonathan Run Trail Head or by adventurous bike riders coming up from the Great Allegheny Passage Trail.