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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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Favorite place to hike in PA

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 4 weeks ago

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 13 December 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 7 December 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 25 November 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 3 November 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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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 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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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed a week in the park in a Modern Cabin and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The cabin was clean with baseboard heat, kitchen and bathroom. Hiked portions of the falls trail everyday as well as other trails in the park and never ran out of new sites to see. Cooked over a campfire every night and thoroughly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went on a hike with my better half. It had rained the day before and was overcast the day we hiked. Luckily, it only rained for a few minutes. The hike is of moderate level, but can get tricky at times if it's slippery and wet. The waterfalls and creek are the major highlight. I was able to capture some... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Much like all of the other posts here, we did a family hike on my birthday along Falls Trail and it was such a great morning. The Fall leaves, the waterfalls, the fresh air and a trail that requires effort both up and down. Even though we have had lower than average rainfall through Fall this year, the 2 creeks... More 

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