I’ve known of Cole Run Falls (or is it Coal Run Falls) for a while now. However, it was not until recently that I was reminded of them. Located in a remote corner of Forbes State Forest, these 15 ft falls are right off the trail head. They aren’t particularly hard to find anymore and are marked on Google Maps for everyone. These aren’t the tallest falls by any means in SouthWest PA, but they are certainly one of the more unique falls I’ve seen in all my PA travels. The Falls have three sections dropping over some very cool looking rocks. I could not get to the third section the day I was there. However, I watched the water jetting off of a triangle shaped rock. I did however get to the upper and middle half of these segmented cascades. I was delighted to find a dusting of snow still on the ground. Though I shouldn’t have been surprised. It’s been cold enough to allow icicles to form and stay making for really cool ice formations on the rocks where the water touches down.
The area is absolutely beautiful with tons of Mountain Laurel surrounding it. It is definitely one of the most peaceful and remote places I’ve been. I cannot wait for deep winter to take hold and go back to see the ice that has formed from these falls.