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“Amazing May Hike on Falls Trail”

Ricketts Glen State Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Benton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed May 16, 2013

How can anyone not enjoy a loop trail hike that boasts almost 20 waterfalls with drops ranging from 20ft - 90ft in height. Just spectacular with the spring water flow. I would recommend that you park at the lower parking area on the south end of the park and walk north on the falls trail. You can enter the park at the main gate in the north but the hike will be longer. Coming from the south parking lot, I recommend going left at the loop trail junction called "waters meet". You have a shorter climb and then the return loop is downhill for you. Bring your camera and your tripod for some great photos. Loop trail will take you about 3 hours or longer. Well worth the effort. A fall hike has less water volume, but the fall leaves and color are super!

3  Thank Chuck2010
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I love hiking here! The falls are beautiful and relaxing. My only warning is that some of the trails are difficult. I am young but short and some of the steps were just too tall for me. My husband had to get up on the next step and give me his hand to help me up!

1  Thank AmberU60
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The falls trail is a beautiful hike. It is a difficult hike if you wish to do the entire loop of the trail and boots are a necessity. It is rocky, uneven, and very steep inn sections. There are various other trails throughout the park from easy to moderate difficulty which are also pleasant hikes.

1  Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

What a wonderful place to hike. The scenery is absolutely beautiful.
Remember to wear good walking shoes.

1  Thank ivkaren
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The walk down to the Falls is a treat on a hot day. It can be a bit slippery and crowded. Wear good shoes and a smile.

Thank ds107
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