The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania | Pine Creek Gorge


A couple of weeks ago Chris and I had one overlapping day as he went to PA to work and I was heading back to Texas. Part of our day together was at Penn’s Cave and the first half of the day was spent at Leonard Harrison State Park and hiking down the Turkey Path to the bottom of Pine Creek Gorge. It was a beautiful hike down as is evident in the photos below. I highly recommend hitting this park up if you are in the area. The trail itself is switchbacked well and maintained nicely. Though I am out of mountain hiking shape and was still huffing and puffing, Chris and I still went up the hills quicker than the majority of folks on the trail. Take your time if you aren’t used to climbing mountains!

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Down into the gorge….

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Pine Creek, at the bottom of the Turkey Path.

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We did not see any snakes out—a bit too chilly but if they were going to be out, that would have been the day—the sun was perfect.

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Having been on steep, narrow trail, I wouldn’t say this was that at all. But to cover all the bases….

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Looking up at the trail…

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mini-falls

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This one is an HDR, as are the three above, however I’m not sure I like the heavy contrast and color. I will probably rework this one eventually.

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If we’d had more time I know we would have explored more and found other photographic adventures. Processing these photos has me itching to get out and take some more shots, but now that the time has changed my daylight will be limited in the evenings!

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4 thoughts on “The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania | Pine Creek Gorge

  1. Gayle says:

    Wow! Love the pics– I enjoy the high contrast– always like the water shots.

  2. chel says:

    Those water shots are AMAZING!!

  3. shelly says:

    I’m not a massive fan of HDR, either. I think most HDR shots are buttugly. The only ones that work for me are the ones that don’t look like HDR.

  4. Mom says:

    Wow Ilove the water falls!! I might need to get a print of one!

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