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Ricketts Glen State Park

695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
+1 570-477-5675
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I absolutely love this place it is a very long hike but very well worth it. The views are simply... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ruth T
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Falls View Trail!

This hike is amazing! It's a little tricky, but a stunner! It was absolutely a highlight of our PA... read more

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“falls trail” (155 reviews)
“ricketts glen” (78 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
+1 570-477-5675
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I absolutely love this place it is a very long hike but very well worth it. The views are simply beautiful

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed yesterday

This hike is amazing! It's a little tricky, but a stunner! It was absolutely a highlight of our PA adventure trip!

Thank mjp728
Reviewed 3 days ago

The falls trail is extremely challenging yet very worth the long hike to see all the falls. I would highly advise bringing trail snacks and gatorade to keep up you fuel level and stay hydrated. The trail is the most difficult in the park. Slip...More

Thank Sly R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Are you a non hiker? You need to see real waterfalls in life and you can make it to a few of these waterfalls. You can do it. Are you a hiker? You need to see a lot of these waterfalls. It's free so no...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love waterfalls.. This place is for you!! We live near Hershey, it's about a 2 hour drive to Ricketts Glen.. The trail is well kept, and travels along all the waterfalls. Took about 4 hours to walk the whole loop, but we stopped,...More

1  Thank Caraline E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views of over 20 waterfalls. About 6 miles with a lot of steps (up and down). Fitness tracker indicated equivalent of over 80 flights of stairs. You can however go at your own pace, and it is worth the effort. Wear good shoes, bring...More

Thank Thomas E. L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great hike here with the falls being extra beautiful from the rains we had. It is a little strenuous and long, but well worth it.

1  Thank B_paJudy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live about two hours from Glen Ricketts State Park. Despite being in my state, I had never heard of it until last year. A colleague at work told me about it. I looked up more information about the park after hearing his recommendation. I...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Falls Trail was great . Waterfalls galore. 5-7 miles over sometimes slippery rock path, so don't recommend for little kids or older seniors. Otherwise easy and scenic. need half day to do whole trail...and take pictures! We parked at rt 118 lot; can park...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the trail on a day with steady rain, and we didn't find that the stone and wooden steps were too slippery. As long as you have sturdy shoes and are careful watching your step, the trail is not treacherous. (Still, would not advise...More

Thank trekkerPa
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Thomas E. L | Reviewed this property |
You can complete entire falls trail in under 4 hours going at moderate pace and assuming it's not too crowded. Trail is "V" shaped, you go down either side and back up other side. We finished entire falls trail in 2.5... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from Hiker17920 | Reviewed this property |
In what way? The rangers in the office are always professionally helpful and informative. They can answer any question you may have. There's always at least one if not several driving around and you may see them throughout... More
tish m
21 July 2017|
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Response from Faith M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! It was Lake Jean (catch and release). Follow the signs for the Lake Jean/camp ground area and you will come to the camp ground office. Park in that lot. Keep walking in the direction that you were driving and you will... More