Upper Delaware Falls, Pennsylvania

I’m not sure that Upper Delaware Falls is actually an officially named waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park. I have a feeling it’s not, but that I just called it Upper Delaware Falls since it was a short distance upstream from Delaware Falls. Ricketts Glen has multiple drops that are unnamed, but are often just as significant as the named falls. If we named every drop in the park, though, we’d have hundreds of names for significant and insignificant 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: 20′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Upper Delaware Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park, May 2009

Where in the World is Upper Delaware Falls?

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Conestoga Falls, Pennsylvania

Of the many falls in Ricketts Glen State Park, Conestoga Falls is one of the waterfalls with a more interesting name. I remember that it was in the park, though after looking at the pictures, I realized that it isn’t one of the more memorable falls in the park in terms of size or distinctiveness. Actually, it seems like it might be one of the smallest in the park, at least of the named falls. Some of the other unnamed falls in the park seem to me to be even bigger, I guess.

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: 17′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Conestoga Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park (May 2009)

Where in the World is Conestoga Falls?