Ricketts Glen - Lake Rose Loop/ Falls Trail

MODERATE 240 reviews

Ricketts Glen - Lake Rose Loop/ Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairmount Twp, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
787 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

trail running

lake

waterfall

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 a simple loop that takes you past most of the falls in Ricketts Glen State Park. You can do this loop when camping at the park because it's an easy walk to the trailhead (about a mile each way from most of the campsites). Start at the sign and follow the trail. Turn right when the trail splits and follow the signs to the Falls Trail. You'll shortly see your first waterfall. There is a bridge at "Waters Meet" that you need to cross where the two streams merge - although it's not the halfway point, it is where you'll start heading uphill instead of downhill. Follow the trail up and, if you'd like, you can take the shortcut to the Highland Trail when you see the sign. The Highland Trail will take you back, after passing through the "Midway Crevasse", to the Lake Rose parking lot.

5 hours ago

Unbelievable!!!

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2 days ago

beautiful!! bring snacks, water, and wear proper shoes.

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6 days ago

Waterfall after waterfall. As good as it gets for sure!

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9 days ago

Beautiful hike to see the waterfalls. Planning to return in the fall.

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9 days ago

We took 9 teen girls with us the first time and took someone's advice to go see the tallest falls first on the descent. The girls had a blast in the base of the falls. We found the trail in great shape and appreciated the naturalness of it. We'd love to do this trail again but in reverse to see which we like better.

10 days ago

This hike is less than five miles. But be prepare to take your time, pack water, and a picnic, and remember any hiking aids like sticks or tape.
We took the whole afternoon and the kids swam in a couple water holes.
It's great to breathe it all in!

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15 days ago

Great hike! It seemed longer than 3.4 miles but still doable. I disagree with the difficulty, I would say it's difficult. The steep stairs and rocky/uneven terrain with the added elevation changes is my reasoning behind this. All in all I totally recommend it. We went when it was raining for part of the trail and it still didn't get overly muddy.

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