Ricketts Glen - Lake Rose Loop/ Falls Trail

MODERATE 256 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.

16 minutes ago

AMAZING!! brought my pooch and he loved it too!

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Best ever !

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4 days ago

Nice day Hike! Make sure you wear hiking boots. It is very slippery at times.

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22 days ago

This is by far one of my favorite trails. I have lived in PA all of my life and Ricketts Glen is the most beautiful state park I have visited. This Trail in particular views over 20 waterfalls and each one of them is breathtaking. The trail is rather long and extremely steep in some parts. It is rather slippery and you do have to be very mindful of where you are walking. On that note, my seven-year-old son hiked this with me and didn't have any issues. I suggest packing a lunch and sitting down to eat in front of one of the waterfalls along your hike. If you get the chance definitely hiked this Trail! It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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25 days ago

Had a great time.

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30 days ago

Unbelievable!!!

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