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Ricketts Glen State Park

Address: 695 S.R. 487, Benton, PA 17814
Phone Number: (570) 477-5675
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Benton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Pittsburgh, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hubbie and I visited this park a couple weeks ago after seeing a write up in our local paper, and I was ever so happy that we did. A couple points that I would like to make that might help the next traveler: *We parked at Lake Rose because we knew we wanted to hike a portion of the Falls... More 

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Winburne,pa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited with our young son and hiked the whole trail. It is breathtaking and so unique. I really couldn't get over how well maintained the trails were. Even to get to some parts would be tricky. We started out too late in the day not really knowing how long the trail is. And keep in mind once your are... More 

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east coast
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can see over a dozen waterfalls in a 4 mile loop--and more if you want to walk more. It's a beautiful park, in the middle of rural PA. Bring your lunch -there aren't a lot of places to eat near the park. There's a small exhibit area at the nature center.

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Maryland
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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our family seeks out waterfalls wherever we go and Rickett's Glen is now amongst one of our favorite waterfall hikes ever! We had originally planned to make a weekend of it to see the falls and enjoy some downtime as a family, staying at the campgrounds. Five weeks out, I discovered the only two campsites available were right next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well maintained Falls Trail has amazing views of the many waterfalls. Went during the week & missed out on the crowds. Numerous photo ops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I went to this park yesterday and also last October. Ricketts Glen State Park is absolutely beautiful in the Fall! There are many waterfalls and great photo opportunities. My husband enjoys photography and was able to take some amazing photos of the waterfalls! This is definitely a park to go to in PA!

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