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Ricketts Glen State Park

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Address: 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814-7505
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Ricketts Glen was great as a solo camping and hiking experience in March of 2016. It was cold and rainy but the falls were full and it was not crowded at all. Was there again in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricketts Glen was great as a solo camping and hiking experience in March of 2016. It was cold and rainy but the falls were full and it was not crowded at all. Was there again in June and the falls were not running so well but it was a great beach and camping experience. The park, like all PA state... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricketts Glen State Park has the most GORGEOUS 4+ mile waterfall trail, sighting 22 breathe taking main falls along a very adventurous and advanced hiker trail! Be sure to pack snacks and plenty of water, you'll need it! Wear sturdy footwear that does well on slick surfaces and climbs steep grades easily! Use the bathroom before you start, because ladies,... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I rented a cabin to visit the park over a long weekend and it was lovely! We had seven adults in Cabin C, which sleeps eight and we had plenty of room. Just bring your own bedding, bath towels, and pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. and the rest is already there for you. They are described as "modern"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Moderate level hike with incredibly beautiful waterfalls along the way. I've gone back every year since I found out about it in 2013.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

this park is nice and close to me all trails are easy to stay on a lot of people have the bad luck to fall here so were the right gear when going hiking lk at top is refurbished now and its a camp site up there also red rock mountain is at the top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is such a beautiful place! Camping, Hiking, photography, just sitting in a spot peacefully in awe and amazed at the beautiful surroundings of the creation around you. You can't help but get carried away with every detail and appreciate the wonder of it all. We've been twice and hope to return with family on an extended camping trip in... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was a very nice day trip for us. The hiking loop included many picturesque views of the falls. We parked by the beach and at the end of the walk hit up the snack bar for some much needed refreshments. The walk itself is not for everyone. You need to be in fairly good shape and able to negotiate... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We love hiking at Rickets Glen, we've done both the moderate and more difficult trails, the waterfalls are magnificent. Even though we haven't had a lot of rain this year, there were still a lot of beautiful and impressive falls. Some of the other falls we visit frequently have all but dried up this year, but Rickets Glen still provided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Great day trip. Stopped to get picnic food in the way. First stop inside park to visitor center to get map. Had a picnic by Lake Jean. Then hiked some of falls trail then drove down to Evergreen trail to see nearby Adams falls. Many trails and waterfalls yet to be explored...next time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We had a wonderful hike in Ricketts Glen and enjoyed the many lovely waterfalls. Great exercise and we were glad we wore our hiking boots as some rocks and steps can be moist and a bit slippery. We hiked this once before in the autumn and that was beautiful with the foliage. We tried to hike once in the early... More 

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