Looking for a great trail near Benton, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Ricketts Glen State Park or Seven Tubbs Nature Area, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Benton ranging from 1.9 to 8.3 miles and from 1,151 to 2,444 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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4 days ago

The trail was nice but unclear. I followed Google Maps to the first right past Jamison City Hotel and followed the road until I parked at the first Game Lands parking area on the left. I continued up the road past another parking area and then to a bigger one which led to presumably Sullivan Falls. Just beyond the parking a double track trail veers left off the road. This is the trail. It is relatively easy to follow at this point but has no blazes. About a quarter of the way, just after a stream crossing over a waterfall, an orange blaze appears, but you won't see more for a bit longer. For the middle portion of the trail the blazes appear regularly, but you really have to search for them to keep on the trail in some areas. The blazes disappear once you begin the final descent. You will cross one more waterfall and then walk up to a clearing and head down an access road, just like in the description. I followed this road all the way back into town and again turned by the hotel and walked up the road to my car. I have no idea where the turn was supposed yo be. With the extended walk on the road, my loop totaled over 10 miles. Keep exploring, Mr. Nutters

beautiful falls and great hiking trails

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rocky
14 days ago

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14 days ago

Falls Trail is beautiful and an excellent workout. Well maintained. Water falls are stunning. Recommend going on weekdays. Ankle high boots are best. Enjoy nature❤️

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muddy
rocky
18 days ago

This is a nice, easy 2 mile trail that's a little off the beaten path and is a good alternative to the overcrowded falls trail. Although it offers no real views it's quiet, accessible, and you can actually hear and see wildlife which is what many of us come out into the woods to do. About 2/3 of the trail is an old disused fire road which takes you past the fire tower which is unfortunately off limits. Signage or blazing could be better, if I didn't have the app we may have made a wrong turn towards the end but that comes with trails that are underused. Overall I'd call this trail a winner and suggest it for anyone looking for an easy, quiet, and quick hike.

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18 days ago

Amazing views. Pretty steep steps. I did it with a five year old my significant other and a baby in my backpack carrier and we managed, but very carefully. We parked on the beach and had to walk a bit further.

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21 days ago

Quite simply, this is the most perfect hike I've ever taken! There are gorgeous views around every corner that make the effort worthwhile, and it's not too long or too short. If this had been the only hike I had taken over the Memorial Day weekend, it still would have been worth the 5 hours of transit each way to get here! The trail was pretty crowded on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, but it was definitely better before noon, so going early helped. Note that there are 3 parking lots for this trail. The Lake Rose lot allows you to hike the trail as shown on this map - this is the shortest hike that sees all the falls. If that lot is full, the Beach Lot #2 permits the second-shortest hike to all the falls. Thirdly, some people choose to hike from the Route 118 lot, but that is the longest way to see the same waterfalls. There are several versions of this Falls Trail on All Trails, showing the trails from different parking locations, but the reviews on each trail listing don't always correlate to the trail shown. I was really glad I got to park at Lake Rose to do the shortest hike! I arrived right around 10am on this busy Saturday and while the lot had a "Full" sign at the entrance, there were a couple spots available, luckily. I brought my dog and am a bit perplexed by all the reviews that said they didn't recommend bringing a dog. My 15 pound dog did just fine on all the stairs and loved playing in the stream along the hike. There were tons of other dogs on the trail too. That said, it was definitely an intensive hike with lots of stairs and inclines on the "Y" part of the trail. I wouldn't bring an elderly dog, or a puppy that might bound right off the trail at the top of a waterfall. I'd also be nervous about bringing young kids too. It's not a trail that you would want to be carrying anyone on (dog or human). The highland trail connector across the top of the "Y" is wide, easy, and pretty flat, so that didn't take much time at all. The entire loop (which showed up as 5 miles on my apps, not 4) took us 4 leisurely hours plus the time we sat at the southern turn-around point to eat a snack. And it was perfection - I would love to come back here someday!

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21 days ago

A pleasant enough short and easy hike through the woods with informative nature signs along the way. The trail seems to have been conceived to celebrate an old-growth stand of hemlocks that had escaped the axeman. But the character of the trail has been altered because there are a number of dead standing hemlocks, presumably due to the wooly adelgid pest.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike!

Moderate trail but not too bad. Great photography opportunities along the way. Definitely a great spot to visit. A hike after extended rainfall might lead to wet, slick trails, but the falls are worth it.

Awesome trail hike awesome falls www.pedalstoshins.com

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muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with lots of amazing waterfalls to see. I had a great time and will definitely do this again!!!

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

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muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful trail to hike and see lot of waterfalls . Trail is muddy and wet

Came here Easter Sunday (2019) and it’s the most visually stunning hiking trail so far for us. Challenging but so rewarding!

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rocky
2 months ago

clear trails, moderate difficulty, beautiful waterfall views

Joe. I called earlier in the week and they said that the trail was open.

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2 months ago

Hi Everyone, I am looking to hike the Falls Trail tomorrow 4/4/19 It looks like the temp is going to be about 55 degrees and it hasnt been that cold in PA for a few weeks. Does anyone know if the trail will be open and if so will I still need crampons and ice axes etc? I tried calling the number given on the PA DCNR website but I keep getting a busy signal. Thanks for any assistance.

beautiful trail, still super icy near falls, be super careful

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snow
3 months ago

This is a great winter trail! I’m sure the firetower is a grand view, but it is closed.. but still there is a firetower, that’s a highlight for some. In summer the trees don’t allow to see out from ground level, but there was a nice view in winter with no leaves.

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rocky
4 months ago

One of my absolute favorite places... i have done this trail and all other trails in ricketts glen more than i can count.

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5 months ago

Went out looking for ice; unfortunately coverage was minimal. We traversed the entire loop without strapping on spikes or crampons. Still a great hike and not another soul out there. We’ll definitely be back when the real cold sets in.

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7 months ago

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!

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7 months ago

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

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

A delightfully informative trail. Perfect for everyone. Some steep steps at first. Beautiful view of Adams falls.

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.

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8 months 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.

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