Linn Run State Park

Linn Run State Park is a small but beautiful park in the Laurel Highlands that is worth visiting for one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Pennsylvania.

Adams Falls in Linn Run State Park

About Linn Run State Park

Linn Run is a 612 acre park that has one of the coolest waterfalls in Western Pennsylvania. When Linn Run was purchased by the Commonwealth, it had been stripped bare by the timber and logging industry. It’s now a lovely park with some great trails! While it’s a small park, make sure you make plans to check it out if you’re visiting the Laurel Highlands.

As always, follow the principles of leave no trace when you're out exploring! Pack out all trash, leave wildlife alone, and generally leave it better than you found it - for more information visit the Leave No Trace Center.

Linn Run State Park Hiking Trails

There are just over six miles of trails in the park for hiking. Linn Run trails connect to trails in nearby Forbes State Forest.

Note: Mountain biking is not allowed in the park’s trails but is allowed in the state forest.

Flatrock Trail

As it’s name suggests, Flatrock Trail has the easiest hiking in the park. This trail runs along the stream, past some scenic ruins, to a series of flat rocks in the stream. This is a great hike for kids of all ages! Note that swimming is not allowed in this area and the rocks can be slippery. Use caution, especially with small children!

It is indeed a flat rock

Adams Fall Trail

This 1.3 mile loop will take you right to Adams Falls, which I think is a very underrated waterfall! The whole loop is very rocky and it’s possible to just walk to the falls and back to avoid some of the more challenging hiking.

Adams Falls in Winter is beautiful

If you want to visit both Flatrock and Adams Falls, you can create a route that’s under two miles as the trailhead is the same for both trails. This is what I did when I was visiting and is great if you don’t have a ton of time.

To review a map of Linn Run and the surrounding area, check out the PA DNCR page here.

Looking for nearby State Parks? Check out these parks, also located in the Laurel Highlands:
- Kooser State Park
- Laurel Ridge State Park
- Ohiopyle State Park
Or check out my post about all of the Pennsylvania State Parks!

FAQs about Linn Run State Park

Where is Linn Run?

To visit the park, put the following address in your GPS: 770 Linn Run Rd, Rector, PA 15677. You can also use the following coordinates: 40.15437; -79.2133. Note that service is spotty in the Laurel Highlands and I’d recommend downloading Google Maps to avoid getting lost.

Can you fish at Linn Run State Park?

Yes! Linn Run, the stream the park is named after is an excellent area for fishing. PA Fish and Boat Commission rules apply.

Does Linn Run have cabins?

The park offers nine rustic cabins for rental all year. These cabins have simple furnishings including beds, electric stove and heaters, tables and benches. For more information on staying at the park, review this cabin brochure from the PA DCNR. Note that in the summer, rentals must be rented for a full week.

Are dogs allowed at Linn Run State Park?

Dogs are allowed at the park on leash. My dog particularly enjoyed exploring the ruins off of Flatrock Trail.

What town is Linn Run State Park in?

The park is located in Rector, PA in Westmoreland County.

Can you hunt at Linn Run?

Over 400 acres of the park are open to hunting during hunting season. Use extreme caution when hiking in a hunting area and make sure you’re wearing orange! This Carhartt beanie [note: affiliate link] is my go-to accessory when hiking during hunting season. Be seen!

Post updated November 26, 2023

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