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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!

If your looking for a workout look no further. Started at Holyoke range state park and trekked to mt. Holyoke in Skinner state park across Seven sisters ect. Did hike early Nov. found the trail to be quiet and challenging with leaves and wet terrain. I loved it. I’m a hiker who likes to make good time. My poles were a true asset. Took me 5 hrs for the 11.5. Trails are marked well. Views are mediocre to be honest. But the challenge is worth it.

Nice trail, although with all the rocks and roots I’m not sure easy is a correct classification. It was wet but we’d expected water due to all the rain. Very well marked trails. We did the yellow trail that said 1.81 miles but my walk the dog app clocked at 2.65 miles.

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

The trail rating is not accurate. As a mountain bike trail it’d be moderate, as a hiking trail it’s easy. The network of little unmarked trails are very easy to get disoriented in. Check your position often because you WILL go off the intended path

Great hike! By top the prettiest waterfalls I’ve seen in the area. I would definitely do it again. The trail is wet and slippery with many steps so wear hiking boots but worth every step. Do the hike after some rain so much better.

hiking
1 month ago

There may not be a single better trail in Pennsylvania.

Wear good footwear, waterproof and good traction on wet and slippery stone. Even if it is a dry day the spray from the waterfalls, and the smaller streams that feed the main one will make the stone wet. Most of the steps are simply cut into the stone. Far more sturdy than wood and mud, but can be slippery.

Most of the hike is in a valley, keep this in mind when picking a start time, the sun will "set" early.

Wind from the valley will make it seem much colder that it is in the surrounding area.

Great trail with great views. Whole family enjoyed the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained and well marked trails. We spent several hours there and only got to a few of the trails. Moderately challenging hikes. Nice staff. Looking forward to going back. Minimal bugs right now despite the recent rains.

on Ricketts Glen Falls

hiking
1 month ago

Love it here

Cool little hike. kind of hard to find trail, since its tucked behind some business buildings. fairly easy hike. took about 45 minutes with multiple stops for pictures. if your not very active you might get out of breath a couple times but it's not bad. multiple types of landscapes. ad of Oct 1st some of this area is open for hunting so WEAR BLAZE ORANGE!!!!

Difficult to follow after the peak going white to orange. Started down to the right after the viewpoint but was able to correct with the app. I met a couple who didn’t have the app and they didn’t make it to the horse cave. Great view at the top. Lots of downed beech trees along the trail.

fun easy walk. bring your bug spray.

Amazing! Beautiful natural waterfalls.

beautiful hike

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

hiking
2 months ago

Nice gradual incline, nothing too drastic. The trail was very well marked and easy to follow. Plenty of rocks and roots to help with footing. While there were many cars in the parking lot, we only met two people on the trail itself which was nice. The views of the lake are incredible once you get to the top! Will definitely be doing this again in the fall when the leaves change!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Technical pretty good for people that want to improve their skills with rollovers jumps and picking lines

hiking
2 months 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.

Fun hike that can be out and back (if you spot cars) or a loop. I’ve done both and the change in elevation gain gets old around the 7th or 8th mile. I prefer to start from the Summit House and hike east. I think it’s a little easier on the knees that way. No legal place to camp, but it’s great to finish the hike under the stars. Just be careful heading down Bare mountain. For the ambitious you can add on Norwottuck to make it a longer hike.

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.

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

hiking
2 months ago

Loved all the waterfalls! Bug spray a MUST!

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

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this hike! Was a little worried about ending up on a different trail seems how they all start together but the trails are marked really well! Nice gradual incline- rocks an roots for good footing. View was beautiful! Short easy hike but definitely a good one! Ps - did with baby on my back!

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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

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