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Ricketts Glen State Park

695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
+1 570-477-5675
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Great waterfalls and the staff is the best

Booked a campsite for 4 days in October to hike and photograph waterfalls. When we arrived the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
oakleyjim
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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
Amazing fall scenery

Great walk along so many waterfalls. While sometimes challenging, it is soon forgotten once you see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sycha
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Ottawa, Canada
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“falls trail” (161 reviews)
“ricketts glen” (80 reviews)
“mile hike” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
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+1 570-477-5675
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked a campsite for 4 days in October to hike and photograph waterfalls. When we arrived the streams were very low, but I photographed the waterfalls anyway. I am 67 and not in great shape but had no trouble with the hike. I would recommend...More

Thank oakleyjim
Reviewed yesterday

Great walk along so many waterfalls. While sometimes challenging, it is soon forgotten once you see where it leads to.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love waterfalls, this is a must-see. Fourteen falls along one trail. The trail is maintained and clearly marked, however, it is covered with leaves and mud, so very slippery. There are places where you will need to take it slow. Sturdy hiking boots...More

Thank mkdb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place with lot of physical activities. Good place for hiking too. It is very slippery when wet. Not a place for people who are not healthy or have physical disabilities.

Thank Imran K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hope was to stay in this park for an evening of camping but the weather was not going to cooperate. However, we were able to hike the famous falls trail before the weather turned. We originally read that this loop was about 7 miles...More

1  Thank Griswaldsofthefuture
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Falls Trail at Ricketts Glenn is a must hike. We parked at Lake Rose Trailhead, hike left on the Highland Trail, then down the falls on Glen Lehigh, took a detour at waters meet at the bottom to see the 3 waterfalls, and then hiked...More

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ricketts Glen in the spring and found the 20+ waterfalls along the Falls loop trail (3.1 miles) amazing with the shear volume of water in the falls. We returned in the Fall to see the foliage and were not let down. The volume...More

1  Thank srobby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been about 6 years since I last visited Ricketts Glen. I’ve missed it enough to make the trip back! Always the perfect get-a-way. Endless peace and quiet, fantastic hiking, and a great place to take a camera. The only thing I wish is that...More

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the campground was congested and that we were all on to of each other. We were in campsite 105, which is on the corner, and it was very loud with the ongoings of all our neighbors. I will say that quiet hours were...More

1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place, but bring your good hiking boots. The waterfalls are simply breath taking. The park office was helpful in identifying the ofrect hike for our specs. Although kids will find this park beautiful also, kids need to be watched caefully as there are steep...More

Thank pittman_new
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Anon8815
3 October 2017|
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Response from Vera D | Reviewed this property |
There are a few places along Rt.118 to buy bundled firewood, prices are competitive.
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neelkun
9 September 2017|
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Response from Lawonridge | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend the Mattress and Muffins B&B in Benton - cute, wonderful breakfasts, great hostess, 10-15 minutes easy drive away and very reasonable.
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PPBMeg
19 August 2017|
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Response from Hiker17920 | Reviewed this property |
There's 2 ways to do the trail loop and see all but Adams Falls located on Rt. 118, which can be seen before, during or after doing the loop. Stop at the park office off Rt. 487 where you can use restrooms or get trail needs... More
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