Head down US 224 in OH towards the PA border. Once you cross the border it is less than a mile to a pullout on the left side. It is after Quaker Heights Rd. and before Carbon Limestone Rd. Just look for the creek and the abandon railroad bridge that runs above it. I would guess the height is around 40 feet.
While staying with relatives in Struthers, OH we took a 20 minute drive just across the PA border to see Quakertown Falls. It was my first waterfall in Pennsylvania and with it being so close, I really wish I had known about it before now.
After parking it was just a bank scramble down to the base. There may have been a trail to the bottom but with the many inches of snow covering the ground I had no idea. So I just decided to make my way down the hill. The falls and the creek were all frozen and it was an awesome sight. This was my first time ever seeing a frozen waterfall and it left me wanting more. It was like a whole new waterfall than the one I had seen in the pictures. The huge icicles hanging down from the rocks were amazing.
Climbing back up the hill was not as fun. I had no gloves and it was steep enough that I had to use my hands to help get back up. I cant remember another day where my hands have been that cold, but it was very much worth it.
|Posing for a pic near the base|
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