Ricketts Glen State Park

Benton, Pennsylvania 17814

Ricketts Glen State Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"You don’t find many waterfalls on the prairies. Not big, spectacular ones anyway. It’s a matter of topography. Water causes erosion wherever it flows, carrying small stones and gritty sand along and scouring out a course through soft earth. Only the hardest rock withstands the pressure. Solid ledges are the result.

Waterfalls occur when the water pouring over those iron-like spots has to fall a ways before plunging into a pool. That takes elevation, or rather, changes in elevation. Ricketts Glen State Park has that."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Rte. 487, Benton 17814; (570) 4775675; www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/RickettsGlenStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
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Dec 2018