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Ricketts Glen State Park

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Address: 695 S.R. 487, Benton, PA 17814
Phone Number: (570) 477-5675
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Activities: Hiking

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The falls are super, the hiking can be a bit rough out time's! So make sure you are dressed, have good shoes on, and bug spray. It will make your hike so much easier, and nicer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The falls are super, the hiking can be a bit rough out time's! So make sure you are dressed, have good shoes on, and bug spray. It will make your hike so much easier, and nicer. But, be on the hiking areas the camping areas is super cool also. I always thought it was just the falls. You can camp... More 

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Lehman, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

RG is great for hikers, swimmers in the summer, fishing, etc. One of the most beautiful falls is UNDER THE ROADWAY! Why?? 25 yards north and a little bend in Rt115 would have preserved this site. Great place for pictures in the winter (if you have the fortitude) and a nice picnic grove in the summer. Also a nice place... More 

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The primitive trails are deceptively simple when walking up from the base of the mountain, but what lies ahead is a geologic masterpiece of natural beauty. One waterfall after another as you climb the rustic trails, Old growth hemlocks filter the sunlight and viburnum line the trail, If you're a photographer there are endless opportunities for capturing stunning landscapes. I... More 

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wow ! Waterfalls galore! Get there early in the warmer months to avoid the crowds on the trails. Wear good hiking shoes and probably not a bad idea to bring some hiking sticks. A photographers paradise for waterfalls. Fall is absolutely beautiful with the changing leaves. Plan for a full day adventure. Pack a lunch, start the hike at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ricketts Glen State Park is a Pennsylvania treasure. Easy to find on PA 118 between Dallas and Williamsport, near Harvey's Lake. Kitchen Creek with sources out of Lake Jean and Lake Rose on top of the mountain (believe it is South Mountain) come down the mountain side in a number of cascading falls in two glens that come together towards... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You don't want to miss this place if you are planning for all three i have mentioned in title. You have easy to medium trek.. great fall colors and even more great waterfalls. I never expected to see 10+ waterfalls within this short trek distance of 4 miles. Don't forget to take your cameras because you will get to see... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been to Ricketts Glen several times and have stayed in the campground and hiked the trails. The campground offers no electric service, but otherwise is a very nice campground with easy access to the lake. As for the trails, well, the waterfalls are simply NOT to be missed. Where else can you see 21 waterfalls in just 5... More 

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have done this hike many times. The falls are spectacular. It is about a 7 mile hike but well worth your time and effort. Make sure you take your camera because there will be a lot to take pictures of. We are hoping to hike this trail again in the spring.

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Chadds Ford, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoyed hiking most of the park during our two and a half day stay. We stayed at a close by B&B since it was late October and the weather was rainy and cold. It was actually a great time to visit the park, no crowds only saw about six people all day when we hike the beautiful waterfalls. The... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Loved this state park! Took a 3+ hour hike and saw 19 different waterfalls on a cool Autumn day. Definitely worth the drive!

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