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hiking
5 hours ago

I love it here

on Ricketts Glen Falls

hiking
5 hours ago

Love it here

Great hike with lots of steps. Recommend hiking boots as it was wet throughout the trail.

Great hike. One of the best in Pennsylvania I would have to agree. Went the full loop and saw all the falls. Definitely will come back and do it again.

Even though it is kind of a tough loop. I had not hiked in a long while and was able to make it through it without too much pain. Very important to have good hiking shoes because the trail is quite rocky and wet.

rock climbing
6 days ago

Been there almost annually for past 5 years in January. Crampons and ice gear a MUST in Winter

hiking
7 days ago

Worth the effort but definitely hike it counter clockwise, it’s easier to scramble up rocks than down!

Amazing! Beautiful natural waterfalls.

beautiful hike

beautiful! was expecting one fall and a short hike .. 6 miles later and about 30 falls later! so cool.

Beautiful trail starting from top with a moderate effort going back up.

Really nice hike. We took 6 kids with us ages 6-12. They all were able to make the hike to Dutchman falls and the Haystacks. It was well worth the trip. The kids enjoyed playing at the Haystacks.

Beautiful trail. Completed this and the falls loop. Go see the falls, they are pretty gnarley.

An amazing place every Pennsylvanian should hike. Such a gem, and we are so lucky to have this place in PA. The waterfalls are all beautiful and breathtaking. I loved every minute we were there. Swam in a couple holes and waterfalls which was refreshing. Very busy when I was there. The hike is hard at times and can be dangerous if not prepared. I completed the whole loop...was about 9 miles total, but worth it! Make sure you wear boots there. I saw several people almost die because they had the wrong footwear.

A little crowded but with this kind of scenery it’s to be expected. If you’re a fan of waterfalls you got to do this hike. It is a photographers dream.

didn't really know what to expect when the hubby and I decided to hike this trail. honestly we thought it was going to be a dud with a bunch of small waterfalls. we were completely wrong. this loop was awesome! took some amazing photos and had a lovely relaxing afternoon. in total it took about 4 hours, but we took our time and soaked in the beauty. we went on a Thursday morning. the trail was rather quiet we maybe came across 6 to 10 other groups. I cant wait to explore this trail again next year when we are back in pa!

hiking
23 days ago

This was an amazing hike with beautiful waterfalls. We were even able to climb under a few and feel the cascading mountain water. Great trail for the family and our dog.

My absolute favorite trail. i've been going to Ricketts since I was a little boy on school trips. getting a little crowded for my liking, but definitely a must see trail.

I can’t imagine a more scenic waterfall hike! You can easily cut this hike in half and spend time at night each fall soaking in the beauty. The west side from Mohawk to Erie and back can be done in a few hours.

Beautiful old growth forest and great waterfalls, if you'd like to avoid crowds on weekends you'd have to go out very early, as for difficulty it's lower end moderate imo , it's basically steep stairways.

Absolutely beautiful!! Gave us a good work out and our dog loved it!

Great hike! Falls are beautiful. Fantastic hike.

1 month ago

Finally got to hike the falls loop trail! The waterfalls were spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved all the waterfalls! Bug spray a MUST!

Awesome trail, but (obviously) wear good hiking boots - other trail shoes may be fine, but rain or shine, there's a lot of mud. I'm a beginner, so I was very glad I brought a proper walking stick. Pretty sure it saved me from busting my butt on some of the multiple rock downhills! (For what it's worth, I'm also what you might call ... not graceful.)

definitely a top 3 in the area. amazing waterfalls. bugs. be prepared, a little spray it'll be worth it

Tough hike however worth it. Various terrain with many different views. We added the cold run spur with this loop which added an additional 1.5 miles. Would definitely consider doing this again.

One of my favorite hikes! So beautiful, the entire time I just couldn’t stop gawking over all the waterfalls. Definitely recommend! Not too hard if you are in decent shape and can climb stairs. Also gotta reiterate to wear shoes with good traction and waterproof if possible! To get the best views and shots you have to hike down/climb back up in mud/on slippery rocks. Highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Jehovah God created such an amazing place for all to enjoy! Just awesome

hiking
1 month ago

We went after some heavy rains & it was breathtakingly beautiful!

This trail is rated as moderate but for me it was difficult. I’m not an avid hiker, not in exceptional shape, and when I went it was a heat advisory day so that all factors into my “difficult” rating. I completed this hike solo and enjoyed being alone with my thoughts in the surrounding. I went early on a Monday morning and the trail was not crowded at all. It was very serene, therapeutic, and relaxing with all the waterfalls. I hiked the trail so I saved the largest waterfall for the end of the hike. I spent time at each waterfall and rested a few times and the hike took me approx. 3 1/2 hours. It was a great solo hike to be alone with your own thoughts.

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