Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise in Northcentral Pennsylvania


Barbour Rock at West Rim Canyon

Tioga County in north central Pennsylvania is home to Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. This 47-mile long gorge is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting are just a few of the activities you can experience.

The 62-mile Pine Creek Rail Trail starts just north of Wellsboro and travels south to Jersey Shore traveling through the gorge on a trail with a two percent grade over its entire length. Bicycle rental and shuttle service make it easy for you to discover so much beauty along its span.

If you’re interested in learning about the history of the area, a guided horse-drawn covered wagon ride is a great option. Experience travel like the pioneers but with modern comforts like padded seats and rubber tires. You’ll hear stories of the past and present while enjoying the flora and fauna of this National Natural Landmark.



You can also experience the beauty of the gorge from the air with an airplane ride over the canyon. Over 160,000 forested acres surround this gorgeous area. Mountain bikers and hikers have miles of trails to explore. Guided rock climbing is an option for the more adventurous. You can also experience the gorge via Pine Creek that travels its length by raft, kayak or canoe.

Outside of the gorge, Tioga County has seven lakes for watersports and fishing. Our largest federal lakes, Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque, are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and allow motorboating and jet-skiing.

Add in small town charm, shopping, dining, locally produced products, and you have a truly memorable getaway for couples, families and friends.


Need help planning your trip? Call the Tioga County Visitors Bureau at 888-TIOGA28 or check our website at

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