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. 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.
Where in the World is Shawnee Falls?: map