Ricketts Falls Bulldozer Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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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 offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,315 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running

bird watching





1 month ago

Significant climb in the first mile of bulldozer (about 1200 feet). Levels off to a peaceful flat trail. The nearly three miles of bulldozer are very secluded. Once you reach the end of this 3 miles you'll start to see people. There are no rewarding views at the top due to the trees but if you take the falls trail down there are beautiful sights, but on a nice day the trail becomes quite crowded as you near the falls. All trails are well marked.

2 months ago

Good climb from the parking lot , not much of a view on top because of the trees lol , easy walk across the top towards lake leighhigh and a nice decent down the falls trail

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Great trail, starts out as an exercise from the bottom. Once you’re at the top it’s peaceful with beautiful scenery and no one else for miles.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Traction needed for much of the hike on the way up. The hike on the way up was very scenic along waterfalls, the hike down was incredibly boring logging path with no views and very wet.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

good hike with scouts. starting to get icy so beware

Sunday, October 01, 2017

A very fun loop that was clearly marked.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A steep grade hike starting at the base of the mountain that takes you to the top, then a mostly flat meandering trail through forest. Over grown near the junction of Bulldozer Rd trail and Mountain Springs trail. Hooks up with Glen Leigh portion of the Falls trail and continues back to the parking lot along side waterfalls and kitchen creek

Friday, August 18, 2017

Good mix of falls, steep terrain (bulldozer trail) and forest.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Beautiful loop, lots of waterfalls and old growth trees. Great for a day hike and a picnic.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Nice views! Lots of wildlife! Clearly marked trail.

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