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Ricketts Glen State Park

695 S.R. 487, Benton, PA 17814
(570) 477-5675
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Benton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Hiking
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

The rangers provided helpful information about the parking and trails for a day visit to the park. I would want to go back on a sunny day to check out the boat rentals!

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite place to hike. If you love waterfalls, you will love this place. This was our 2nd trip here. You have to be careful on some of the paths. They can be wet and slippery. There are also some slightly steep climbs.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have rented a modern cabin for a week long stay for the past 5 years. You need to be in reasonable health and have good walking/hiking shoes to walk any part of the falls trail, but it is so worth it. If possible take a weekday to avoid crowds. In season, the cabins are very hard to get, and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you do the whole 7 mile loop, you will pass by 22 waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. They are all breathtaking. Some people have said that the hike is challenging, but I found that since you stop so much to admire the view or take pictures, it was really pleasant and relaxing! Plenty of kids on the trail... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We traveled to Pennsylvania to visit family and this was the first place we visited. The view of the waterfalls was amazing as was the trekking through the mountains. Wear hiking boots/good tennis shoes because it gets very slippery, especially if wet/muddy. My two kids really enjoyed it and will visit again when in the area.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wonderful hiking, loved the waterfalls, challenging uphill terrain, but doable. We will be back. Trails were a bit busy.

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the park on July 4th. The beauty of the park made it worthwhile climbing and descending. We stopped for pictures galore. It was physically challenging for me but my family members were real troopers. ...the hike was worth every minute spent there!!!!! It would be nicer to have more signs indicating location s and directions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were told it was a 2 1/2 hour round trip but that probably doesn't include stopping for pictures, splashing around and a picnic, it took us 6 hours! It was fantastic and worth it but a hard enough hike. I saw some little kids, parents with babies and older folkies and wondered how these people were managing but I... More

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Philadelphia
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This park is nature at its best! My husband and teen and I hiked the 3.2 mile "difficult" trail, but as long as you weren't rushing, it was not difficult. It was steep and had narrow, wet steps. However, with all the beauty, I don't think anyone could be in a rush. We saw 22 waterfalls that ranged from small... More

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Wysox
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ricketts Glen is a beautiful hiking experience among many falls as you hike up and down this gorge. We have camped and canoed on the Lake. The Glen is one of our favorite family hiking spots. You will surely not be disappointed but be prepared for uneven paths and some rough terrain, so wear good hiking shoes.

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