Adams Falls, Pennsylvania

Most of the waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park are found along a four-mile loop trail. Adams Falls is not. While it is on the same creek as the other falls, it is some distance downstream. That means that you can view the falls without really even entering the park, and it makes Adams Falls the most easily accessible of the falls in Ricketts Glen. If you want, you can start at Adams Falls and connect onto the Falls Trail that leads to the other falls, with the loop trail ending back at Adams Falls. This option is longer than others, but Ricketts Glen is a beautiful park.

Adams Falls is a beautifully complicated waterfall, but to view it, you’ll have to jump around to find the best vantage point. The main drop is in the picture below, but I think there are some smaller drops below that, if I remember correctly.


  1. Adams Fall is found right off of PA-118 east of Red Rock. If you are coming from Red Rock, the parking area will be on your right. From the parking area, you will be able to see the falls within seconds. There is a trail and stairs that lead further downstream.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 36′
Length of Hike: 0.1 mi RT

Adams Falls (7)

Adams Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Adams Falls?


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