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Colton Point State Park © Ruhrfisch / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Park Entrance Sign near Picnic Shelter 5 in Colton Point State Park in Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Colton Point State Park © Ruhrfisch / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Pine Creek near the mouth of Little Four Mile Run, and the Turkey Path, in Leonard Harrison State Park left bank and Coloton Point State Park right bank in Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States. View is south downstream.
Colton Point State Park © Ruhrfisch / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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COLTON POINT STATE PARK
COLTON POINT STATE PARK
927 Colton Road
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania   16901
(lat:41.7065 lon:-77.4665) map location

Phone: 570-724-3061
On the west rim of Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s.

The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. Leonard Harrison State Park is visible on the other side of the canyon.
History of the Area
Colton Point was named in the late 1800s for Henry Colton, a lumberman who supervised harvesting trees in the area.

The park was established from state forest lands purchased in the early 1900s.



Trails
Hiking at Colton Point State Park

4 miles of trails

The trails lead to many beautiful vistas and waterfalls, but traverse very rugged terrain, pass close to many steep cliffs, and may have slippery surfaces.

Trails are subject to seasonal closure due to snow and ice, usually from December through April.

Colton Point State Park Trail Map PDF
Rim Trail

1 mile Easiest hiking Loop trail Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted hiking
Trailhead amenities non-flush restrooms, picnic tables, benches

The Rim Trail offers several observation vistas where hikers can enjoy geological and natural views. It is perfect for families and hikers who don't have a lot of time.
Turkey Path

1.5 miles Most difficult hiking Out-and-back trail Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted hiking
Trailhead amenities non-flush restrooms, potable water

This difficult trail descends 1.5 miles to the floor of the canyon. It is a rustic, physically challenging trail featuring geological and wildlife watching opportunities. The highlight is a 70-foot cascading waterfall less than 0.5 mile down. The lowest parts of the trail run along a series of waterfalls. It is a down and back trail. There is no bridge across Pine Creek at the bottom. Trek back up the gorge to the starting point for a total of a 3-mile hike.

Caution Hikers on the Turkey Path Trail should be in good physical condition, wear sturdy boots, and use caution due to slippery/wet conditions and steep trail sections.

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