Shawnee Falls, Pennsylvania

Shawnee Falls is one of the many waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park. It’s a very beautiful waterfall with a nice drop and very nice amount of flow. You have to be rather careful throughout Ricketts Glen, but I remember this being one of the falls where you have to be especially careful, since there is not much room between the trail and the 30’+ drop. Be careful!


  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: 30′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Shawnee Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Shawnee Falls?


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