Family, Special Event, and Nature Photography in the Pittsburgh Region
Skunk Run Falls
A gallery of photographs from Skunk Run Falls in McConnells Mill State Park. This waterfall has a lot of character due to its secluded setting and unique surroundings. Due to there being no designated trail to Skunk Run falls, visiting it is not advised by myself or the PADCNR. For those curious as to its whereabouts, it is in the Southwest corner of the Park, about 8 minutes upstream from where Skunk Run empties into Slippery Rock Creek. While there was nothing particularly dangerous or difficult about the hike, it did require plenty of creek crossing and wading.
This McConnells Mill waterfall is about a 10 minute walk upstream from where Skunk Run flows into Slippery Rock Creek. Skunk Run Falls isn't the largest waterfall in this region by any means but it does have a lot of character to it with the rock overhang to the right of this scene and the pool above the secondary drop in the center of the photograph.
While not on the official park map, Skunk Run Falls is one of the many waterfalls at McConnells Mill State Park. This waterfall is located on a stream by the same name that empties into Slippery Rock Creek.
Skunk Run Falls is one of the "unofficial" waterfalls at McConnells Mill State Park, as it is not along a marked path and not on the official park map. This particular photograph is probably my favorite shot from 2016. I was fortunate to have some time off to go hiking and exploring at the park after a good rainfall.