Waterfalls of Bull Run-SGL 36

Bull Run is a small stream that flows down a gorge to Schrader Creek in SGL 36.  Along the way, it tumbles through a beautiful red rock glen with several waterfalls and cascades.  This is a short hike, only about a quarter or third of a mile, but it is very scenic.  There are no signs or blazes.  Bull Run is a small stream that likely dries in summer.  The best flow is when the Towanda Creek USGS gauge is above 6 feet.  


From the pull off parking area, follow an old grade into the woods.  After a few hundred feet, reach Bull Run.  To your left, or upstream, see the smooth red bedrock with small slides and cascades.  Most of the action, however, is to your right, or downstream.  Hike along the edge of the glen to see a six foot falls that leads to the tallest falls, at about 12-15 feet.  Continue downstream with boulders and slides that leads to a beautiful series of cascades over red bedrock.  The red bedrock is striking and it was beautiful to see the water tumble over the ledges.  Bull Run then flows into private land.

 
Bull Run is just one of the highlights in the Schrader Creek valley, where there are many more waterfalls on its tributaries, not to mention vistas, giant rocks, ponds, and historical ruins from the mining era from over a century ago.  


Pull off parking is at 41.678621, -76.542346.  The game commission road is a little steep, but it can be driven by a car.

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Bull Run Falls, SGL 36.

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Bull Run, SGL 36.

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Bull Run Falls, SGL 36.

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