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We went in December, 35 degree weather, perfect time of the year for it because the steep trail makes you sweat- so you won’t be cold

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8 days ago

Got grumpy going up the big hill but it’s manageable. Nice, interesting rocks at the top. Lovely stream trail on the decline. Counter clockwise is the way to go.

Went here for the first time today beautiful place. I was the only one out there and it was awesome. It’s not a easy hike I did the whole loop in about 3 hours. I had to use this app a few times because trailers are not well marked. Definitely recommend! Wear proper gear it may look like a short hike it’s definitely a challenge. excited to return there in the warmer weather.

Well this was my first time at the falls, I went with my brother in law and nephew. Our plans were to take the shorter trail due to it getting dark so early again. We accidentally ended up in the lower parking lot and said the hell with it and took the longer route. First and foremost the extra hike was definitely work it. Just the few extra waterfalls on it alone are worth it.
Once we got to the loop it was beautiful, but holy steps Bat-man!! lol. It was a hike up hill. Since we had some snow recently it was definitely very dangerous in spots, I understand why they have so many warnings posted.
Over all, with the careful footing for to the ice and the MANY pictures we stopped to take, the whole trek took us 4.5 hr's. And we finished just in time as the sun was going down and the rain began.
Overall a great first time experience at Rickets Glenn. We must have discussed or future trips back half a dozen times over the hike.

My family of 6 LOVED this hike so much! It was challenging and fun for all ages, but we took extra caution and went slow with our 6 year old. The kids loved playing on the rocks and we were so impressed with the waterfalls. I highly recommend this hike! Wear hiking boots for sure!

We did this trail from south to north (Old Forge to Caledonia) for a Scout trip with overnight stay at Rocky Mountain shelter. There was about 6” of snow on ground which made it additionally challenging. Bus dropped us off at Old Forge Picnic Grounds and we camped Friday night near Antietam Shelter. Antietam Shelter structure is closed but there is space in the area to set up tents plus frost free water faucet, toilets and pavilions at Old Forge Picnic Grounds which was good to start our Saturday morning.

Overall good trail and Chimney Rocks was a great stop for lunch on Saturday after a significant morning uphill trek. The rest of the trail was not as dramatic but pleasant. This was our troop’s first time on this part of the AT, would like to try it again, hopefully in better weather conditions. Something to note: the water source spring at Rocky Mountain shelter is about 1/4 mile downhill from the shelter structures right next to Rocky Mountain Road- path to spring is marked by Blue Blazes.

Good trail, hiked this in the early fall to get ready for a trip to Yosemite. Waterfalls were great and was steep enough to get the heart rate up! Definitely recommended

Amazing in the winter.

My son took me out on Falls Trail the day before Thanksgiving. He is an experienced climber and guide and I learned a lot about hiking in winter. We were the only people on the trail and got to see the falls in a pristine snow-covered setting. Unbelievable. We went to Waters Meet and then turned around, as it was pretty strenuous for me. It was incredibly beautiful.

Awesome trail hiked it today in the snow absolutely beautiful gotta hit it when there ain’t many ppl their cause it gets full

Love this trail. Hiked twice — once in the spring and once in the middle of summer. Would like to try again in the fall. Can be very crowded, but the falls are breathtaking and worth it. Good idea to bring bug spray on this hike during the summer.

Definitely one of the best hikes I've ever done. Falls were amazing and scrambling up the rocks was a lot of fun.

Trail was beautiful, great views. It was a little wet when we went and had quite a few river crossings but I made for a great day-hike.

Ricketts Glen is by far the best trail I’ve ever been to. All of the waterfalls are amazing , a must see for everyone.. Get your camera ready this place is breathtaking. I recommend good shoes and a walking stick!

AMAZING wish I lived closer. The falls are beautiful. Scrambling is a little tough but I was able to do it with my dog on a lead. Highly recommend.

1 month ago

Awesome trail!

Solid hike! I did this loop in about 3 hours, we took our time looking at the falls/outlooks. The waterfalls are quite steep and can be slippery, hiking shoes are best. I would not suggest going down on the falls side! Some parts of the trail are not well marked, so pay close attention once you get to the top of the falls.

This is obviously a great hike, though it can be crowded at times. Awesome falls just about the entire hike. It took us about 4 hours to do the loop on a less crowded day. It can be slippery so use caution. Must do hike and IMHO late October early November is the best time.

Never Gets Old. Did the short loop this time out to the over looks and back down to trail down.
Trail over to Overlook isn’t marked very well..if it’s snow covered you’re lost if u don’t have this app..

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1 month ago

The trail was wonderful and the leaves were in prime color.

Trail is beautiful! Falls vary in size but all are great. Just hiked today and leaves made for slippery rocks and trails but the scenery was perfect! Great fall hike for sure. I will definitely return. My German Shepherd who is almost 11 years old pretty much ran this whole trail which means I did as well. Also lots of detours into the water for fun! Great trail for dogs (if larger in size and in good shape) lots of well marked trails and plenty of spots to step aside to let people pass. Highly recommend this trail! Experience it because it's worth it!

Wow! Stunning yellows here right now. The falls are gorgeous, pictures don't do it justice. I'm so glad I took th loop clockwise like someone on this app suggested. It would have been much more difficult coming down on the falls side. I wouldn't suggest doing this in the rain as wet rock scrambling here could be dangerous. The overlook was awesome, don't miss this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was beautiful. I recommend doing the steep climb first. There are stunning views at Raven’s Rock and another towards the end. Most of the trail is next to a little creek. It’s wonderful.

There are multiple tree environments. Walking through the different environments one after the other was beautiful.

This was a fantastic hike. Very Scenic and very challenging. Highly recommended. if I were to do it again I would not take the back half of the loop though. Much better to stay along the falls and out along the ridge of the Gorge.

Not on a rainy day.

Get there early because it is a narrow trail that gets very crowded

A great hike. I’ve waited a while to actually do this one because I always hear it’s just littered with people. Today it was pretty secluded and weather was good, plus we were in area. There are a lot of signs stating you’re going to die so there’s that. I 100% recommend a clockwise hike, starting with the falls trail first and coming down the steep side last. One thing I’ll point out, if you’re wearing the right gear and you don’t stand near the cliffs of the water falls and use good judgment, you’re not going to have a bad day. I can see why people get in trouble there, but they’re probably not experienced hikers. There are harder spots on the AT for sure.

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