Directions to Hector
Left out of Wapiti Woods onto SR 555 West.
- Travel 2.4 miles
and turn right onto Caledonia Rd.
- Go 3.7 miles and
turn right onto SR 255 N.
- Go 8.6 miles to
the stop sign in the center of St Marys. Turn right and get in the left
lane. Cross over the railroad tracks. Stay in the right hand lane to
the light. Take the left fork and follow to the flashing light. Turn
left onto Maurus St/SR 255 N. Continue for another 8.4 miles to the
junction of SR 219.
- Turn right onto
SR 219 N and go 6.5 miles (watching on the right for the turn for the
Winery at Wilcox) to the junction of SR 321. Bear left onto SR 321 (SR
219 bears right).
- Go 9.1 miles (at
7.5 miles and 8.2 miles you’ll find 2 right
hand turns that take you to Flickerwood Winery) and turn
left onto Rt 6.
- Go 9.4 miles and
turn left onto South Hillside Rd on the
far side of Ludlow. If you come to the McKean County
Line you went .4 mile too far. (If you go another 5.2 miles past South
Hillside on SR 6 you’ll find Allegheny
Cellars on your right in Sheffield.)
- Go .1 mile to
a “T” and turn left onto Water St.
- Go .2 miles and
turn right onto Scenic Drive/FR 133.
- Go 1 mile and
turn right onto Cherry Run Rd.
- Go 2.1 miles and
park on the left at the top of FR 258H (take care not to block gate).
- Go around the
gate and hike down the trail for .7 mile and bear left at the “Y”.
Continue down the hill to a grassy area with a blue gas well. You’ll
see machine placed boulders in front of you. Walk between the boulders
down the wide and wet path that follows Hector Run on the left. Continue
for .3 mile and you’ll find the falls on your left.
- Explore and enjoy.
Difficulty * 50-60
min drive from cabin driveway to trailhead
gain of 250 ft * 1
hr / 1 mile in and out hike
here for trail.com's map & description of Hector Falls