R.B. Ricketts Falls, Pennsylvania

Most of the waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park are taller than R.B. Ricketts Falls, but this waterfall has something great going for it…it’s actually two waterfalls for the price of one. If you look closely at the picture, you’ll notice that there are two different falls. One is on the main stream, while the other is from a tributary that merges into the main river. It’s extremely beatiful! I had a difficult time photographing each of the falls separately, but I think it’s great to see both waterfalls together.


  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: 36′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

R.B. Ricketts Falls in May 2009

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