Some waterfalls can end up seeming more beautiful in picture than I remember in person. Delaware Falls is one of those instances, though I think it might be due to the such high numbers of waterfalls in Ricketts Glen. There are only 21 or 22 named waterfalls, right? That doesn’t even include some of the cascades above and below the named falls. When I look at Delaware Falls now, I realize just how beautiful it is. I think it’s especially cool to see how the waterfall drops, then takes a sharp turn, and then drops again. If you visit Ricketts Glen, make sure to take time to enjoy Delaware Falls.
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 Delaware Falls?: map