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10.27.2016

High Knob Overlook and Dry Run Falls: Loyalsock State Forest, Sullivan County, PA

Earlier this week we talked about the spectacular Canyon Vista at Worlds End State Park. Just a few miles down the road in the adjoining Loyalsock State Forest is the High Knob Overlook, a place with a view that looks like it is straight out of a Bob Ross painting. This is a spectacular scenic overlook that stands at an elevation of roughly 2000 feet, with a view that is roughly 1200 feet over the spectacular landscape of the area. The overlook gives views that are as far as forty miles away on clear days, and mountain tops in seven counties are visible. On most days, at least twenty miles are visible. 
Coordinates:
41.444221, -76.679035
The dramatic landscape here was formed with giant glaciers some 20,000 years ago. 
The setting sun
The fall colors are particularly beautiful in this location.
80 percent of Loyalsock State Forest, roughly 90,000 acres of land open to recreation for all Pennsylvanians, are visible from this location.
This section of the knob had some particularly stunning yellow colored trees scattered across the ridge. The colors looked like they were straight out of a Bob Ross painting, "little trees" and all!
The sun setting on a spectacular day and an even more amazing overlook. 

Even with the sun almost fully set, these yellows continued to radiate as if they were glowing.
Almost completely set!
Dry Run Falls
Coordinates: 41.430345, -76.670412
Just down the road from the overlook is Dry Run Falls. The size of this set of falls is maybe twenty feet it is not particularly spectacular, but it is pretty nonetheless, and well worth a stop after visiting the downright spectacular High Knob Overlook. This set of falls has a nice little picnic area where you can listen to the babbling creek with a picnic lunch. There are a bunch of different creeks with waterfalls throughout the area, along with tremendous hikes. Forksville and Hillsgrove Covered Bridges are also nearby. I highly recommend visiting the Endless Mountains Region, Worlds End State Park, and Loyalsock State Forest if you like outdoor recreation and the sights and sounds of nature. 

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