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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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Twenty-two Waterfalls!

Spent a May afternoon hiking the Falls of Ricketts Glen. This was a magnificent hike with twenty-two waterfalls!! The hike is challenging, steep in some areas, but worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect when my friend mentioned this place, though, I knew there'd be a few waterfalls. Didn't know there'd be so many and that they'd be so impressive! We did a loop which takes you past about 20 falls. It was a several mile hike and involved going down for a mile or two then back... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went camping at Ricketts Glen State Park this past weekend. It was our anniversary. We love camping and have been to several other state parks. We were so disappointed with our stay. From the moment we arrived we didn't like the atmosphere. We went to the park office to check in and the ranger was so... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Spent a May afternoon hiking the Falls of Ricketts Glen. This was a magnificent hike with twenty-two waterfalls!! The hike is challenging, steep in some areas, but worth the effort. Beautiful bridges & scenery. Pack a lunch/water/tissues. There are no bathrooms / port-a-potties on the trails. Stop to get trail map @ the Visitor's Center. Camp up the road @... More 

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poodlegirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Worth going for a weekend , I camped in their campgrounds and woke up early to hike the falls trails. challenging but doable! Not as fun when there are large groups of children - but you can always find a quite place to take it all in!

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Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing hiking! The waterfalls were beautiful and the wildflowers were beginning to bloom. The trails were well-marked, but not crowded (Memorial Day weekend).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Some places were momentarily tough for this out of shape momma, but glad we did all major hiking trails. Don't miss the main loop as it not only includes vast numbers of waterfalls, but some great geological formations. Fishing was good too.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Hiked the Falls Trail. So many waterfalls in the what felt like a short walk... even though it was over 7 miles. Take your time to enjoy the views! The falls are by no means tall but the sheer amount in the short distance is impressive. The trail is clearly marked and maintained. Some areas were wet and a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's an okay to go camping only a few things wrong small bathrooms and some people are way too put tight

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I rented a cabin at the Ricketts Glen state park, checking in Thursday night and checking out the Sat. of Memorial Day weekend. The cabin was just as shown in state park website. We did the waterfall hike, starting out from our cabin about 9 am and returning about 4 pm after covering 4.5 miles. We did... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Definitely bring some water and decent shoes - and don't leave after 3pm if you want to do the entire trail. But this is exactly what you need for a workout/photos/couples trip

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