Gillespie Point Professional Review and Guide
"This hike asks only one question: Would you climb a little more than a mile up the side of a gorge to take in a once-in-a-lifetime view? Begin on an improved forest road, climb to the viewing area, and then loop back to this same forest road for an easy walk back to the starting point.
Tioga State Forest consists of 160,000 acres of mountains and valleys, with a range in elevation from 780 feet to more than 2,500 feet. Unlike the state’s Ridge and Valley Province, faulting (folding of the earth) didn’t create this area. It was formed during the last ice age when a glacier blocked the northerly flowing water, creating a glacial pond. When the glacier retreated, glaciations occurred, leaving behind a moraine of gravel, clay, and sand that reversed the flow of the water."