Ricketts Glen State Park

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18708

Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"If there are a handful of must- see parks in Pennsylvania, Ricketts Glen is one of them. And the park is famous for one thing above all else: its waterfalls. The park’s Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark, is home to twenty- two named waterfalls ranging in height from 11 to 94 feet. All are spectacular. Quite simply, this is a gorgeous place to do some hiking. It’s not easy, though.

Once you’ve seen the falls, spend some time exploring the rest of the park. The 245-acre Lake Jean is fun to paddle, and it has a swimming beach that lets you cool off after hiking to see the falls."

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Trail Information

Wilkes Barre
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
12 months
Swimming, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Fees per Night
Flush toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, boat rental

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Dec 2018