Cayuga Falls, Pennsylvania

Cayuga Falls is not the most memorable waterfalls in Ricketts Glen, though it is still very scenic. It is a great waterfall to get long exposure shots. It is only about 11′ tall, and is wider than it is tall. Looking at other pictures online, the log in the photo no longer seems to be there. I know logs bother some people in waterfall photos, but I always like them because it reminds us that nature is constantly changing. A tree can be there one day, and gone the next, though who knows if humans were the cause of that change!?

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: 11′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Cayuga Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Cayuga Falls?

Sheldon Reynolds Falls, Pennsylvania

Sheldon Reynolds Falls in May 2009

Sheldon Reynolds Falls is one of the 20+ waterfalls of interest in Ricketts Glen State Park. It can be found on the Falls Trail after the creeks meet at Waters Meet.

Ricketts Glen is a great place for waterfalls, but there are a few cautions.
*The hike didn’t seem as hard as I was expecting it to be, but it is still at least 4 miles round trip. You are climbing down into a gorge. To get out, you have to go back up, which means some steep areas. Still, the steep areas are more manageable than I expected since they are punctuated by more level parts of the trail.
*Wear hiking shoes with a grip and keep your hands free in case you trip (wear a backpack).

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: 36′
Length of Hike: 4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Sheldon Reynolds Falls?