Smithgall/Jacoby Falls

County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Lycoming Township: Gamble Year: 2001 Acreage: 362.50 Type: Public Acquisition Conservation Values:
  • Adjacent to Other Conserved Land
  • In the Public's View
  • Public Recreation
  • Special Scenic Quality
  • Water Resource Protection

Jacoby Falls is 29-feet tall, making it the second tallest waterfall in Lycoming County. The trail leading out to the Falls is popular year round. At only 1.5 miles, with not a lot of elevation, it's a very family-friendly trail.

Up until the early 2000s, the trail out to the Falls meandered between private land and public land. A new owner to the private land approached NPC and offered to sell 362.5 acres to ensure the trail out to the Falls and other recreational areas would remain open to the public. By purchasing the property NPC brought the entire Trail onto public land allowing future generations to enjoy ice caves in the winter and waterfall rainbows in the spring. This conserved land is now apart of the Loyalsock State Forest.