Mohawk Falls, Pennsylvania

Mohawk Falls is one of the more difficult waterfalls to view in Ricketts Glen State Park, but it is still pretty nonetheless. The view is obstructed by trees, and might be better seen when the leaves have fallen. I guess that might mean fall, since the trail might not be open during early spring. You’ll see Mohawk Falls as you’re walking along the Falls Trail. Mohawk Falls is on the left loop of that trail.


  1. From your starting point, get to the area around Red Rock, PA.
  2. Turn onto PA-487, heading north. Go to the entrance to Ricketts Glen and turn right into the entrance.
  3. Follow the signs to the Falls Trail. You can access the Falls Trail using the Lake Rose parking area or Beach Lot #2 parking area, though you’ll be starting on different creeks. Start your hike on the loop by connecting into the Falls Trail.

Check out my note from Sheldon Reynolds Falls about precautions to take in Ricketts Glen.

Accessibility: 5/10 (moderate)
Height: 37′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Mohawk Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Mohawk Falls?


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