"Hiking the Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen" Ricketts Glen State Park Things to Do Tip by skybeing
Ricketts Glen State Park Things to Do: 14 reviews and 18 photos
After reading all the reviews about this trail, I was afraid of how "dangerous" and "difficult" it sounded. But it was a breeze!! Considering how slow you're going and how many times you stop to view and photograph the waterfalls, this trail is not difficult at all. It has some steep stairs built into the trail, and if you're not in the best of shape (I'm 56), a walking stick really helps. We were there on Oct 17, 2011 after lots of rain and at least half of the leaves had fallen. Even though the trail was somewhat muddy with slippery leaves, you just take your time and enjoy the immense beauty of this park! It only took us 3-1/2 hours to see all of the falls on the trail, and that was stopping to take over 300 photos too! We even saw a 73-year old man on the hike by himself! Make this park one of your priorities - no matter what time of year - it's spectacular. Lake Jean was also a real gem!
Address: Ricketts Glen State Park, Luzerne County, PA
Directions: Just over 1/2 west of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Very easy to get to, wonderful Visitors Center.