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. If I remember correctly, you will keep heading toward the right to the parking lot.
4) When I visited in May 2009, the Lake Rose parking lot was closed. In order to access the Falls Trail, head toward Beach Lot #2. From Beach Lot #2, head back toward the drive that leads to a group of cabins. Keep walking down that road, and you will reach an information sign. Head straight down that trail, and it will connect into the Falls Trail.
Check out my note from Sheldon Reynolds Falls about precautions to take in Ricketts Glen.
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