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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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A gift of nature !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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