Huron Falls, Pennsylvania

Huron Falls is another beautiful waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park. With over 20 different waterfalls in the park, it’s not surprising. I have to admit that they all start to blend together, though, which also isn’t surprising, since you could think of this group of falls as one super-large, continuous waterfall (or two waterfalls). When visiting Huron Falls, look for the cool tree right in the middle of the falls. It’s easy to miss those little things!

Directions:

  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: 41′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Huron Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Huron Falls?

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Ganoga Falls, Pennsylvania

Ganoga Falls in May 2009

Ganoga Falls is the largest of the waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park at about 90′ tall. It’s an amazing waterfall to view. There are multiple ways to view the falls. There is a short but steep trail leading down to the base of the falls, which I would definitely recommend doing. When I went down, there was a family playing around in the pool underneath the falls.

You can also view the falls close up by taking another short trail that leads to to the middle of the falls. I got confused, as I thought that the waterfall trail was ending here, only to realize that I had missed a turn a short ways back. It was still a very nice view, though not as good as the one at the base.

Directions:

  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: 94′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Ganoga Falls?

B. Reynolds Falls, Pennsylvania

B. Reynolds Falls is another beautiful falls in Ricketts Glen State Park. This is one of the smaller falls in the park. I’m not sure what else to say about it! If it were elsewhere, there would probably be a story associated with how difficult or easy it was to get to the falls, but in this case, the falls in Ricketts Glen are so numerous and all interconnected.

Directions:

  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: 40′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

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B. Reynolds Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is B. Reynolds Falls?

 

Ozone Falls, Pennsylvania

Ozone Falls in May 2009

There are so many waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. Looking at the pictures, I realized how pretty Ozone Falls is. I think what interests me the most is that the waterfall fans out. At the crest, the waterfall is only about 1 or 2 feet wide, whereas at the widest, it is likely 7 or 8 feet. It’s just very interesting.

Directions:

  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: 60′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Ozone Falls?

F.L. Ricketts Falls, Pennsylvania

F.L. Ricketts Falls was one of the first waterfalls that I saw on my hike on the Waterfall Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park, and its beauty is a great indicator of things to come. F.L. Ricketts Falls is a beautiful cascading waterfall. It’s not too tall or even that wide, even compared to other falls in the park.

Directions:

  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: 38′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

F.L. Ricketts Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is F.L. Ricketts Falls?

Unnamed Falls, Ricketts Glen, Pennsylvania

An unnamed waterfall in Ricketts Glen (May 2009)

I’m not really sure which waterfall this is. Of the 20+ waterfalls in Ricketts Glen, this is one of the few that I am truly unsure about. This waterfall was not on one of the main creeks, but was instead flowing into the main creek right near Mohican Falls.

It’s a pretty waterfall, though it is blocked by a large tree. You can get much closer than I did. There were people taking some serious photographs as I was viewing the falls, so I didn’t want to interrupt them.

Directions:

  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: 20′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Unnamed Falls?

Harrison Wright Falls, Pennsylvania

Harrison Wright Falls in May 2009

Harrison Wright Falls is one of the three major waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park that is after Waters Meet, along with Sheldon Reynolds Falls and M. Reynolds Falls. In order to view these falls, you’ve got to take a little detour. You’ll still be on the Falls Trail, but after you’ve viewed these three falls, I’m not sure what else you’ll see for some distance. If you go far enough downstream, you’ll end up at Adams Falls.

What you can do to shorten the hike is after the viewing the three falls, turn back and head back upstream. I ended up continuing on upstream to view the other falls.

Directions:

  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.

Accessibility: 5/10 (moderate)
Height: 27′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Harrison Wright Falls?

Delaware Falls, Pennsylvania

Delaware Falls in May 2009

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.

Directions:

  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: 37′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Delaware Falls?

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.

Directions:

  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

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Adams Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Adams Falls?

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!

Directions:

  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?