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Best trails in Ricketts Glen State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Ricketts Glen State Park ranging from 2.1 to 9.7 miles and from 1,272 to 2,467 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in the state. In addition to its rich Native American history, this beautiful park features tons of great hiking trails, towering waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and dense old growth forests. Visitors can swim, fish, and kayak on the beautiful Lake Jean. On a hot summer day, the beach on the lake is a perfect place to cool off. During the winter, the park remains open for ice fishing, cross country skiing, and other winter activities. Some extreme outdoor enthusiasts go ice climbing on one of the park's 24 named waterfalls.

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Map of trails in Ricketts Glen State Park
Park information
Acreage:
13,050 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
570-477-5675
Top trails (13)
#1 - Ricketts Glen Falls Loop
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Please beware of weather related closures. Falls Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park is the classic hike in the park. It's also one of the best hikes in all of Pennsylvania and is considered by many tShow more
#2 - Ricketts Glen Falls
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
17 Amazing waterfalls along a steep but well-maintained trail Have good footwear for this one...It's often wet and slippery even though the trail is maintained in excellent condition. This hike is aShow more
#3 - Falls Trail Loop
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Note: If attempting this route in icy conditions, bring crampons and other essential winter gear.Show more
#4 - Falls Trail to Highland Trail via Cherry Run Trail Loop
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Falls Trail to Highland Trail via Cherry Run Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily usedShow more
#5 - Grand View and Old Beaver Dam Loops Via Falls Trail
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Falls Trail plus Old Beaver Dam Rails trail to Grand View Trail to Ganoga View Trail. Falls trail is always great - can add 2 more loops that take you through some nice forest and then to the Fire ToShow more
#6 - Falls Trail to Bear Walk Trail Loop
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
Falls Trail to Bear Walk Trail Loop is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#7 - Evergreen Trail
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 25 m
Evergreen Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Benton, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#8 - Ricketts Falls Bulldozer Trail
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Ricketts Falls Bulldozer Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Benton, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rShow more
#9 - Cherry Springs Loop
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
This is a great hike for winter conditions. There is about a mile on Cherry Springs Rub of riverbank walking much like the falls trail but safer. For those less comfortable with ice this is the right Show more
#10 - Grand View Trail
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Grand View Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Benton, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
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