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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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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

I grew up hiking the trails several times a year, and just returned for the first time in many years. When we were young, we would take two cars, leave one at the bottom, drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We walked the Falls trail from the trail head on 118. The trails are well-marked, well-maintained, and we had a really lovely hike. While there are steep sections and some places can be slippery, we did not find the trail too challenging or steep--but we are used to often steeper hikes in the Cascades of Washington. The trail did get... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I grew up hiking the trails several times a year, and just returned for the first time in many years. When we were young, we would take two cars, leave one at the bottom, drive to the top trailhead and just hike down. (We were a family of five closely-spaced kids). The trail is as gorgeous as ever, and they've... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was magnificent! I camped near there for 2 days and got a a total of 11 miles in! 4 miles the first day, with a combination the Grandview trail and the evergreen trail. The fire tower at the top of the Grandview trail was pretty cool! The second day I did the falls trail which is a beautiful... More 

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Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We love hiking the falls almost any time of year! A lot of people start at the top because you can get to a bigger waterfall faster. But, that leaves you hiking uphill to your car when you're tired from all the hiking. That can lead to slips and missteps. We like to start at the bottom and push ourselves... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a fantastic state park. The hike is rather strenuous to see all 21 waterfalls but it is well worth it. Plenty of picture taking opportunities, cool pools to wade in and absolutely gorgeous settings. I was particularly impressed by how carefully the trail is maintained with huge flat stones and beautiful bridges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We hiked the trails on Saturday July 18th. Picked up a map at our hotel and planned out hike. It can be difficult on some trails so be aware. Also please take first aid, water, food and proper clothes as you never know what is out there. Also wear proper foot wear. We saw so many who has nothing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful waterfalls, make sure you take drinks and a snack with you. Wear good shoes no flip flops or sandels. Beautiful red rock falls. We did the whole trail and enjoyed ourselves. Nature at its best. Love it there. We have been there a few times. One of my favorite spots.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There is 20 waterfalls to see at the park. The trails are not easy, but so worth it. We took our 11 year old girls with us, and even though it was not an easy trail, they loved it. Beautiful scenery and so worth the 5 mile hike

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Downingtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The hike was beautiful, the falls were great. Busy enough on a weekday that I was glad that we didn't go on a weekend. Even the quite large black bear that crossed our path was friendly enough to just keep on walking. My 9 and 12 yr old children handled the trail with no problems. You can do a ~4... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful day of hiking. Falls were really flowing. Don't forget the restroom before you start and the bug spray. Gorgeous place. Be prepared for natural steps up and down.

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Address: 695 S.R. 487, Benton, PA 17814
Phone Number: (570) 477-5675
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Benton

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